• Ticket Prices
  • Reservations
  • Hands-On Fun

Ticket Prices

General Shows

  • $5.00 -- Adults
  • $4.00 -- Senior Citizens
  • $3.00 -- 4K-12 Students
  • $1.00 -- USCA Students, Faculty and Staff (with ID)

Digistar Shows

  • $6.00 -- Adults
  • $5.00 -- Senior Citizens
  • $4.00 -- 4K-12 Students
  • $1.00 -- USCA Students, Faculty and Staff (with ID)

1/2-hour SEED Shows

  • $2.00 -- Adults
  • $1.00 -- Senior Citizens/4K-12 Students/USCA

Special Opportunities

Reservations

You are encouraged to make a reservation at least 24 hours in advance. You may make a reservation by email or by phone (803-641-3654). Please include your name, total number of guests, the date and time you wish to attend, and your phone number. You can make a reservation for up to 20 guests. If you would like to bring a larger group, we encourage you to find out more about our private shows. All unclaimed reservations are released 10 minutes prior to the show.

Please note:

For safety reasons and the consideration of other paying guests, children under 4 years of age are not permitted in the planetarium.

ADA Statement

Please indicate if you need any special services, assistance, or accommodations to participate in our programs by contacting us in advance at planetarium@usca.edu or 803-641-3313. For a visual or hearing impairment, please contact us at least three business days prior to your visit.

Hands-On Fun

While you're waiting for your show, be sure to take a look around. We have a walk-in kaleidoscope, geology displays and even planet scales where you can see how much you would weigh throughout the solar system! You can find out more about the planetarium before your visit.

Weather permitting, the RPSEC Observatory, housing the Bechtel Telescope, will be open for viewing after each show.

picture of scales to tell your weight on different planets

The DuPont Planetarium is open for public showings on Saturdays. All shows last one hour unless otherwise noted. Each show includes a live "sky tonight" portion. Click on the show title to learn more about the show, or check out a listing of all our shows.

Public Show Schedule 2016-2017
Dates Show Names Show Times
2016 August 6, 13, 20, 27 Two Small Pieces of Glass
Digistar Virtual Journey
8:00 p.m.
9:00 p.m.
2016 September 3, 10, 17, 24
9/10 Observe the Moon Night
Dark Shadows
To the Moon and Beyond
7:00 p.m.
8:00 p.m.
2016 October 1 SEED Digistar Virtual Journey
I Spy the Sky
10:00, 11:00, 12:00, 1:00, 2:00
10:30, 11:30, 12:30, 1:30, 2:30
2016 October 8, 15, 22, 29 Mission to Mars
Blown Away: Wild World of Weather
7:00 p.m.
8:00 p.m.
2016 November 5, 12, 19, 26 In My Backyard
Engineering the International Space Station
7:00 p.m.
8:00 p.m.
2016 December 3, 10, 17 Season of Light 7:00 and 8:00 p.m.
2016 December 19, 22, 29 Season of Light 6:00, 7:00 & 8:00 p.m.
2017 January 7, 14, 21, 28 Dark Shadows
To the Moon and Beyond
7:00 p.m.
8:00 p.m.
2017 February 4, 11, 18, 25 Follow the Drinking Gourd
Explorers of Mauna Kea
7:00 p.m.
8:00 p.m.
2017 March 4, 11, 18, 25 Mission to Mars
Blown Away: Wild World of Weather
7:00 p.m.
8:00 p.m.
2017 April 1, 8, 15, 22 In My Backyard
More than Meets the Eye
7:00 p.m.
8:00 p.m.
2017 April 29
Earth & Sky Night
Dark Shadows 7:00, 8:00 & 9:00 p.m.
2017 May 6, 13, 20, 27 Engineering the International Space Station 8:00 & 9:00 p.m.
2017 June 3, 10, 17, 24 Ancient Sky Lore
Digistar Virtual Journey
8:00 p.m.
9:00 p.m.
2017 July 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 Dark Shadows
Digistar "Laser" Fantasy
8:00 p.m.
9:00 p.m.
2017 August 5, 12, 19, 26 Dark Shadows 8:00 & 9:00 p.m.

Special Events:

  • International Observe the Moon Night: September 10, 2016
    SEED: Science Education Enrichment Day: October 1, 2016 – 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
    Family Earth & Sky Night and National Astronomy Day: April 29, 2017
  • Total Solar Eclipse: August 21, 2017