• Ticket Prices
  • Reservations
  • Hands-On Fun

Ticket Prices

General Shows

  • $4.50 -- Adults
  • $3.50 -- Senior Citizens
  • $2.50 -- 4K-12 Students
  • $1.00 -- USCA Students, Faculty and Staff (with ID)

Digistar Shows

  • $5.50 -- Adults
  • $4.50 -- Senior Citizens
  • $3.50 -- 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 2013-2014
Dates Show Names Show Times
2013 August 3, 10, 17, 24, 31 Mission to Mars
Digistar Virtual Journey
7:00 and 8:00 pm
9:00 pm
2013 September 7, 21, 28 Solar System Adventure Tour
Blown Away: Wild World of Weather
7:00 pm
8:00 pm
2013 September 14
(Observe the Moon Night)
Dark Shadows 7:00 and 8:00 pm
2013 October 5, 19, 26 Larry Cat in Space
To the Moon and Beyond
7:00 pm
8:00 pm
2013 October 12
S.E.E.D.
Digistar Virtual Journey
I Spy the Sky
10:00 am, 11:00, 12:00 pm, 1:00, 2:00
10:30 am, 11:30, 12:30 pm, 1:30, 2:30
2013 November 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 In My Backyard
More than Meets the Eye
7:00 pm
8:00 pm
2013 December 7, 14, 16 'Tis the Season 7:00 and 8:00 pm
2013 December 21, 23, 28 'Tis the Season 6:00, 7:00 and 8:00 pm
2014 January 4, 11, 18, 25 Ancient Sky Lore
Digistar "Laser" Fantasy
7:00 pm
8:00 pm
2014 February 1, 8, 15, 22 Follow the Drinking Gourd 7:00 and 8:00 pm
2014 March 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 Mission to Mars
Ancient Sky Lore
7:00 pm
8:00 pm
2014 April 5, 12, 19, 26
Dark Shadows
Two Small Pieces of Glass
7:00 pm
8:00 pm
2014 May 3, 10, 17, 24, 31 (Earth & Sky Night -May 10) Solar System Adventure Tour
Blown Away: Wild World of Weather

8:00 pm
9:00 pm

 

2014 June 7, 14, 21, 28 In My Backyard
More than Meets the Eye
8:00 pm
9:00 pm
2014 July 5, 12, 19, 26 To the Moon and Beyond
Digistar "Laser" Fantasy
8:00 pm
9:00 pm
2014 August 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 Worlds in Motion
Digistar Virtual Journey
8:00 pm
9:00 pm

Special Events:

  • International Observe the Moon Night - September 14, 2013
  • SEED: Science Education Enrichment Day - October 12, 2013
  • Spring Earth & Sky Night and National Astronomy Day - May 10, 2014