The Thomas Planetarium is temporarily closed for maintenance and updating and will re-open in the spring of 2018.
Embark on a breathtaking journey to the stars in the new Thomas Planetarium. Through 3-D graphics, surround sound and a dome screen, the planetarium offers a fascinating way to learn about astronomy, the solar system and more.
The planetarium is home to a wide variety of interactive astronomy demonstrations, educational programs and films.
Buy tickets online or at the museum front desk. Prices do not include museum general admission: You must purchase a museum general admission ticket in addition to your planetarium ticket unless you are a museum member. Seating is limited, so it's recommended that visitors purchase tickets in advance. Planetarium doors close promptly on the hour, so please arrive at least 10 minutes early.
Planetarium show tickets vary from $4 to $10. Museum members receive a $2 discount on planetarium show tickets.
The planetarium has 39 seats and is accessible to people with disabilities.
Astronomy workshops and other planetarium activities are available to school groups September through May.
Programming for Young Audiences
Many of our most popular shows were developed with young learners in mind, and the Anchorage Museum offers these shows on Saturday mornings. Check the schedule below to find a show that's right for your family.
The Thomas Planetarium features a state-of-the-art Digitarium Kappa Fixed model digital planetarium system manufactured by Digitalis Education Solutions, Inc. Our Digitarium system generates immersive images on the interior surface of a 180-degree dome that's 24 feet in diameter.
Some content generously provided by The British Fulldome Institute.