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The Orange Coast College Planetarium is committed to providing an innovative, immersive, and illuminating experience for Orange County and beyond.

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Planetarium Lobby Area

Field Trips

Students in Orange County school districts who visit the planetarium will be given the chance to experience core STEM concepts through programs that are engaging and fun.

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Planetarium Theater

Calendar & Tickets

Regular showings are offered on weekends so everyone can come enjoy a rotating schedule of breathtaking full-dome experiences that transport you to faraway worlds.

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Foucault Pendulum

Giving Opportunities

Contributions from our community help achieve the Planetarium's mission. Your donations go directly to supporting activities that encourage STEM education for all ages. 

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Public Hours

During public shows is the best time to visit the Planetarium. Regular shows are offered every Saturday, and monthly on Wednesdays. Check the Calendar page for details.

During the week open hours are dependent on staff availability, but are usually 10-4 Tues-Fri, with additional hours for special evening events.

The Planetarium is closed Sunday and Monday


Skylark Speaker Series

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December 8 at 7:00

In our new monthly speaker series, special guests bring the most relevant topics in space science and astronomy to the Planetarium. Our December speaker is Katrina Carter-Journet, an engineering specialist at Blue Origin. Katrina will be detailing her experience in both the public and private sectors of spaceflight, and will talk about how students today can be part of the next phase of space exploration.

Followed by a Q&A session. 

Admission is free, but seats are limited. 

7:00 Thursday, December 8. Reception begins at 6:00

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Field Trips

The Orange Coast College Planetarium is committed to providing an innovative, immersive, and illuminating experience for Orange County and beyond. The Planetarium offers field trip experiences for the local school community from kindergarten through high school, as well as scouts and even adult groups. 

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