Museum outdoor exhibits are open Wed–Sun, 10:00 AM–5:00 PM. Sea Center outdoor exhibits are open Wed–Sun, 11:00 AM–4:00 PM. Indoor exhibits are temporarily closed due to County health orders. Reservations are required for the Museum at sbnature.org/tickets. Sea Center tickets can be purchased on-site.

Space Sciences & Planetarium

Ended March 20

This exhibit is temporarily closed. It will reopen as soon as it is safe.

The Gladwin Planetarium is the only planetarium on the Central Coast that features live multimedia shows. You can tour the constellations of the night sky, fly through the Milky Way galaxy, and explore the surface of the moon. Planetarium tickets must be reserved at Admissions. Tickets are $4, free for Members. 

Planetarium Shows

Kids’ Space Adventure

You drive the show with your questions! Yearning to learn about space? Tap the expertise of our astronomy presenters and drive the show with your questions during this live interactive presentation.
Run Time: 30 minutes
Age appropriateness: 5 and up

Universe: User’s Guide
Cosmology: The origin and future of our Universe
It all started with a Big Bang, a very long time ago. During this presentation we will travel billions of years into the past to review the origin of our universe and then travel far into the future and discuss one possible ending.

Age appropriateness: 10 and up

Kids’ Space Adventure
You drive the show with your questions! Yearning to learn about space? Tap the expertise of our astronomy presenters and drive the show with your questions during this live interactive presentation.
Run Time: 30 minutes
Age appropriateness: 5 and up

Universe: User’s Guide
Live presentation series features a different topic every month, along with a tour of the current night sky. 
Age appropriateness: 10 and up

Kids’ Space Adventure
You drive the show with your questions! Yearning to learn about space? Tap the expertise of our astronomy presenters and drive the show with your questions during this live interactive presentation.
Run Time: 30 minutes
Age appropriateness: 5 and up

Twinkle, Twinkle for Little Stars

Comets, planets, constellations and more! Live presentation for families with young children.
Run Time: 15 minutes
Age appropriateness: All ages

What’s Up
A live presentation tour of the current night sky as well as a discussion of astronomy-related news. Run Time: 40 minutes
Age appropriateness: 10 and up