Planetarium programs temporarily canceled.Ms. Seymour, the planetarium projector, is not feeling well. Her computers are receiving emergency service. We apologize for any inconvenience.
Located within the Nature Center, the Rock Creek Park Planetarium uses high-tech Spitz software to project the image of the night sky onto a large, dome-shaped ceiling. Rangers lead you on a journey of exploration into our solar system, galaxy, and beyond. Free tickets to each planetarium show may be picked up at the Nature Center front desk beginning one-half hour before the start of the show. Age requirements are enforced for all planetarium programs--except for the Young Planetarium show (Wednesdays at 4 p.m.) out of respect for all visitors. For visitor safety, there is no admittance once planetarium doors close.
In addition to planetarium programs, evening stargazing sessions occur once a month, April through November. During this special program--Exploring the Sky--telescopes are set up at Military Field, off of Military Road, NW. The program is managed in conjunction with the National Capital Astronomers. Programs are cancelled due to rain and a completely cloudy sky.
Last updated: March 20, 2019