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last updated 2/21 at 10:49am

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JWST 2023 [EN ESPAÑOL]

Recordamos algunas de las imágenes y descubrimientos más bellos, inspiradores e impresionantes realizados en el 2023 por el telescopio espacial James Webb de la NASA. ¡Ven a ver nuestro programa JWST recientemente actualizado, que presenta impresionantes imágenes desde el interior de nuestro sistema solar, nuestra galaxia y hasta los confines del universo visible!

Tiempo de la funcion:

  • Viernes 23 de febrero
    • 8:00PM con Rodolfo Barniol Durán

Precio de los boletos

  • Entrada general: $7 ($5 boleto + $2 por cargo de boleto)
  • Niños menores de 12 años: GRATIS (pero deben reclamar el boleto)
  • Estudiantes de Sac State: GRATIS (pero deben reclamar el boleto)

BOLETOS A LA VENTA LUNES 5 DE FEBRERO AL MEDIODÍA.
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Kids Day

Have a budding astronomer in your house? Want to do something fun with them on the weekend? How about a trip to the Sac State Planetarium?! Our Kid's Day shows are geared towards an elementary age audience, and feature some of the same material that students see in our field trip shows during the academic year. All Kid's Day presentations this month will be hosted by our very own Sac State student Jason Johnson who works with field trip groups during the semester. Shows will include amazing full-dome visuals of our Solar System, galaxy, and universe, as well as a time for Q&A with your host at the end of the show.

Showtimes:

  • Saturday, February 24th
    • 10:00 AM (SOLD OUT)
    • 11:30 AM (SOLD OUT)

Ticket Prices

  • General Admission: $7 ($5 ticket + $2 per ticket charge)
  • Kids 12 and under: FREE (but must claim ticket)
  • Sac State Students: FREE (but must claim ticket)
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Pink Floyd: The Dark Side of the Moon

This fantastic sensory experience is a 42-minute long show whose audio is the full ten-track album "The Dark Side of the Moon" by Pink Floyd - nothing more, and certainly nothing less. The music is accompanied by visuals for each track, which each have a different theme; some futuristically looking forward and some a retro acknowledgment to Pink Floyd’s visual history, all relating to a time and space experience.

Showtimes:

  • Sunday, February 18th
    • 1:00 PM with Chris Taylor (SOLD OUT)
    • 2:30 PM with Chris Taylor (SOLD OUT)
  • Saturday, February 24th
    • 5:00 PM with Laura Lege (SOLD OUT)
    • 8:00 PM with Laura Lege (SOLD OUT)


Ticket Prices

  • ALL TICKETS: $17 ($15 ticket + $2 per ticket charge)

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JWST 2023

We look back at some of the most beautiful, most inspiring, and most impressive images and discoveries made this in 2023 by NASA's James Webb Space Telescope. Come and see our newly updated JWST show, featuring stunning images from within our own solar system, out in our galaxy, and to the very edges of the visible universe!

Showtimes:

  • Saturday, February 17th
    • 12:30PM with Kyle Watters (SOLD OUT)
    • 2:00pm with Kyle Watters (SOLD OUT)
  • Friday, February 23rd
    • 6:30PM with Rodolfo Barniol Duran (SOLD OUT)
  • Saturday, February 24th
    • 6:30pm with Laura Lege (SOLD OUT)


Ticket Prices

  • General Admission: $7 ($5 ticket + $2 per ticket charge)
  • Kids 12 and under: FREE (but must claim ticket)
  • Sac State Students: FREE (but must claim ticket)

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Important Information

  • There are absolutely no food or drinks allowed in the Planetarium.
  • Zooming through the universe on a 360º screen may cause motion sickness, please be advised.
  • Field Trips are not handled by Hornet Tickets; please visit the booking site.
    • Parking is not free for field trips. Please visit the UTAPS site for more parking information
  • For VOUCHER REDEMPTION, vouchers must be presented in person at the Hornet Ticket Office.
  • There is a 12 ticket limit per transaction.
  • Will Call is available at the door or can be picked up in advance at the Hornet Ticket Office.
  • Doors open about 15 minutes prior to show time. There is no late seating.
  • Shows are about an hour long, including a presentation, often a short film, and Q&A time.

Parking Information

The Sacramento State Planetarium is located in the Ernest E. Tschannen Science Complex (Science II)

The closest parking to the Planetarium is Parking Structure 2.

  • Paid ticketed events include free parking on the TOP FLOOR of Parking Structure 2 ONLY, starting 1 hour prior to event start time. There is no free parking for Field Trips.
  • Daily/hourly parking permits (valid in student parking spaces) are required otherwise. To purchase an $8 daily (or $4 two-hour) parking permit:
    • Sign up for a PayByPhone account and download the app. When you arrive on campus, enter location number "5115" into the app to pay your parking fee.
    • When you arrive on campus, pay with cash or credit at any permit machine located in all student parking lots/structures; view the campus map for locations.

Please view our campus map for parking lot locations.

Passenger Loading

Dropping off guests? There is a small parking lot of temporary parking spaces between the Bookstore and the Planetarium entrance that will get a vehicle the closest possible.

Parking map for Planetarium
The closest parking to the Planetarium is Parking Structure 2. 

Purchasing Tips

  • The most SUCCESSFUL way to purchase tickets to the overwhelmingly popular Sacramento State Planetarium is online.
  • Customers who have created an account with paciolan (our NEW ticketing company) and are successfully logged in at the exact time tickets are released have had the best luck in procuring these hot tickets!
  • Create your account in advance and have your login information available to have the best chance at purchasing!
  • Please know that while we do our best to accommodate those who call in, we cannot be as fast as the internet and are unable to select tickets once they are in the virtual shopping carts of online customers.

Stay Connected

Find out about upcoming show dates by following the Planetarium's social media accounts (found on their website) and/or joining their mailing list!