• 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 2015-2016
Dates Show Names Show Times
2015 August 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 Worlds in Motion
Digistar Virtual Journey
8:00 p.m.
9:00 p.m.
2015 September 5, 12, 26 Ancient Sky Lore
To the Moon and Beyond
7:00 p.m.
8:00 p.m.
2015 September 19
Observe the Moon Night
Dark Shadows 7:00 and 8:00 p.m.
2015 October 3, 17, 24, 31 Mission to Mars
Blown Away: Wild World of Weather
7:00 p.m.
8:00 p.m.
2015 October 10
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
2015 November 7, 14, 21, 28 Engineering the International Space Station 7:00 and 8:00 p.m.
2015 December 5, 12, 14 'Tis the Season 7:00 and 8:00 p.m.
2015 December 19, 21, 28 'Tis the Season 6:00, 7:00 & 8:00 p.m.
2016 January 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 Ancient Sky Lore
Digistar "Laser" Fantasy
7:00 p.m.
8:00 p.m.
2016 February 6, 13, 20, 27 Follow the Drinking Gourd
Explorers of Mauna Kea
7:00 p.m.
8:00 p.m.
2016 March 5, 12, 19, 26 Engineering the International Space Station
Blown Away: Wild World of Weather
7:00 p.m.
8:00 p.m.
2016 April 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 In My Backyard
More than Meets the Eye
7:00 p.m.
8:00 p.m.
2016 May 7, 21, 28 Larry Cat in Space
To the Moon and Beyond
8:00 p.m.
9:00 p.m.
2016 May 14
Earth & Sky Night
Engineering the International Space Station 7:00, 8:00 & 9:00
2016 June 4, 11, 18, 25 Mission to Mars
Digistar Virtual Journey
8:00 p.m.
9:00 p.m.
2016 July 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 Engineering the International Space Station
Digistar "Laser" Fantasy
8:00 p.m.
9:00 p.m.
2016 August 6, 13, 20, 27 Two Small Pieces of Glass
Digistar Virtual Journey
8:00 p.m.
9:00 p.m.

Special Events:

  • International Observe the Moon Night: September 19, 2015
    Total Lunar Eclipse: September 27
    SEED: Science Education Enrichment Day: October 10, 2015 – 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
    Family Earth & Sky Night and National Astronomy Day: May 14, 2016