How much do you charge for a show at the Pat Thomas Planetarium?
Nothing!  We’re free!

How do we book a visit?
Just click on the “booking a visit” tab above.  It will take you to a page that explains how.

What are your hours?
Our normal hours are from 8:30AM to 2:30PM Monday through Friday (subject to availability). Other times may be available on special request, but are not guaranteed.  Please contact us at least 3 business days in advance.

How much advance notice do you need?
Since we book on a “first come, first served” basis, it pays to book as early as possible.

How many visitors can you accommodate?
Our planetarium has 78 seats.

We have more than 78 in our group; can we still book a show?
Yes – we can split your group into sections. While one section watches a show, the other can participate in a tour of the Nuclear Research Building next door (subject to availability).  We need advance notice for this option.

We’re not with a school – can we still book a show?
Yes!  The Pat Thomas is open to the public and home-schoolers, as well as schools and other organizations.  Just contact us with your needs.

What is the minimum number of visitors?
We ask for groups of 8 or more.

Can you make accommodations for special needs?
Yes.  Our planetarium is laid out so wheelchairs (for example) can be brought in and the user seated comfortably.  Please let us know in advance if a guest needs wheelchair access.

Is there an age minimum?
No, but we recommend you follow the age guidelines listed with the shows in the catalog.