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The Moody Planetarium will be undergoing renovations beginning August 3rd thanks to generous support from The Moody Foundation and Texas Tech University. The Moody Planetarium will reopen in late 2015 with more planetarium shows, and an upgraded laser! Please visit the ViewSpace (located in the Davies Gallery of Southwestern Art) in the meantime to catch a feed from the Space Telescope Science Institute, home of NASA.

now has a new state-of-the-art, full-dome digital projection system, capable of creating a brilliant, seamless image over the entire 30-foot dome surface, where spectacular images surround the audience, extending beyond peripheral vision and leading to an experience that is fully Immersive and totally engaging.

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JULY 1 - AUGUST 2 - DAILY SHOWSTuesday - Sunday
    • 2:00pm… "Earth's Wild Ride"
    • 3:30pm… "Saturn Ring World"

(Jul. 11, 18, 25, & Aug. 1)

    • 11:30am... "Seasonal Stargazing" (Summer/Fall)
    • 2:00pm… "Earth's Wild Ride"
    • 3:30pm… "Saturn Ring World"

First Friday Art Trail@The Museum (FFAT) each month…
FFAT Planetarium Shows… at 5:30, 6:30, & 7:30pm


  • 7… First Friday Art Trail, 6-9pm. FREE public event.
    • 6:30-7:30pm... Bedtime@The Museum: First Day Jitters by Julie Danneberg and illustrated by Judy Love. Come celebrate the fun and wonderment of the first day of school. Please help us be better prepared by clicking here to register.
    • 7:00-8:30pm...Movies@TheMuseum: The Lost Zeppelin (1929, NR). A crew of daring adventurers braves the pitiless white wasteland of Antarctica in a bid to be the first explorers to reach the South Pole by zeppelin. Please let us know if you plan on attending by clicking here to register.

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TICKETS for daily planetarium, laser, & FFAT shows see table below.

  • General Admission (ages 18-59)…$5
  • Children & Teens (ages 6-17)…$3
  • Seniors (ages 60 & up)…$3
  • Univ. Students/Faculty/Staff (w/ID)…$3
  • Kids (5 & under)…FREE
  • Active Military & their families…FREE
         (MoTTU is a Blue Star Museum)
  • Tickets go on sale 30 min before showtime on a first-come basis. Sales end 5 minutes before show time.
  • You must be present to purchase a ticket.
  • No late seating. Seating for 70.
  • No re-admittance after a show is in progress.


Sound & light shows featuring the AVI Omniscan Laser Projection System
Hi-fidelity music and spectacular laser-generated, full-color images combine to produce a sensational audio and visual experience in the Moody Planetarium dome room. Laser shows may be loud and may contain lyrics or visuals that might not be considered appropriate for all ages.

Patrons with medical conditions triggered or aggravated by flashing lights, loud sounds, or rapid visual movements should carefully consider whether or not to attend shows.

    • Tickets on sale 30 min before showtime; first-come basis.
    • Call 806.742.2456 or 806.742.2432, or email to for clarification about ticket prices.
    • Must be present to purchase tickets
    • No late seating
    • No re-admittance once shows are in progress

NOTE: Special laser shows may be loud and may contain lyrics or visuals that may not be appropriate for all ages. For more information, contact thePlanetarium office at 806.742.2456 or the Education office at 806.742.2432 or email to

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School & Group Shows
Call for information and reservations at
806.742.2432 —OR— 806.742.2456

… Please Read Carefully!

  • Reservations are required for all school programs and must be scheduled at least two (2) weeks in advance by calling 806.742.2456 or 806.742.2432.
  • Please plan to arrive a minimum of 10 minutes before the scheduled show time. Shows will be canceled if groups are 15 minutes late.
  • Tickets for school shows are $2 per person.

For more information about school shows call 806.742.2456, 742-2432, , or email to

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The Moody Planetarium follows the TTU holiday schedule and is closed on USA Independence Day, Thanksgiving weekend, Christmas Eve through New Year's Day, and may be closed for special programming.

For clarification, call the Planetarium office at 806.742.2456
or the Education office at 806.742.2432 or email to


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