Building a World-Class Science & Technology Museum
Welcome to the website of the Austin Planetarium!
The Austin Planetarium is a 501(c)(3) not for profit, which is committed to building a world class Science Museum, Technology Center and the largest planetarium in the State of Texas. Currently Austin is the largest city in the United States without a planetarium or a full science museum, and we are dedicated to changing this statistic.
Although we have not opened doors yet, we are already deploying our highly successful Mobile Planetarium program. After only 2.5 years of operation we are nearing the 100,000 visitor count! Check out the article below for more information on this program, and how you can get the mobile planetarium to come to your school.
In these web pages you will find more about our vision for Central Texas, events we are organizing or are participating in, and of course: how you can help make this dream a reality!
On Sunday, September 21 from 2 pm to 7 pm, Univision Radio will be presenting the Fiestas Patrias Festival at the Round Rock Express ball park, the Dell Diamond. Presented by Univision Radio, this annual festival celebrates Mexico's independence from Spain in 1810. And the Austin Planetarium will be there with our ever-popular Discovery Dome!
Austin is the largest city in the United States without a planetarium, and therefore our students are truly missing out on an educational experience. For this very reason the Austin Planetarium is running a program specifically to address this problem: the Austin Planetarium Discovery Dome.
To learn more on how you can reserve the Discovery Dome please click here.