Welcome to the Arthur Planetarium!
The Glenn and Carol Arthur Planetarium, located at the Earth to Sky Park in Burnsville, NC, will now wow audiences with traditional astronomy shows to other STEM education shows all underneath a 36 ft projection dome. Comprised of 60 seats beneath the dome, the planetarium is a multi-use destination for visitors, residents, school children, and Mayland students.
Visitor's Center Hours
Wednesday- Saturday: 2:00pm-6:00pm
Monday and Tuesday: Closed
Ticket Information- All planetarium tickets are sold in person at the visitor center prior to the start of each show
Seniors 60+: $10
Mayland Employees & Students with Valid ID: $8
Children age 4-12: $5
Children 3 and under: Free
SCHEDULE THROUGH NOVEMBER 20TH
Friday 4:00pm- Destination Mars: The New Frontier
Saturday 4:00pm- From Dream to Discovery: Inside NASA
Sunday 2:00pm- Habitat Earth
Monday and Tuesday Closed
Habitat Earth- Features biological and human-built networks (and how they intersect), taking viewers on an immersive journey through the contentedness of Earth.
Destination Mars: The New Frontier- Ever wonder what it would be like to fly to Mars? NASA and other have their sights on the Red Planet and they're building the technology to get us there! Explore the work being done around the globe to help make the dream of getting humans to Mars a reality. Fly through the International Space Station, where astronauts are already living and working in space, and follow the rockets and vehicles that will take humans beyond the Moon and, one day, all the way to Mars! Travel along as we imagine this remarkable journey.
From Dream to Discovery: Inside NASA- Journey from NASA's test facilities all the way to Pluto and experience the excitement of today's space missions. Immerse yourself in the adventures and extremes of spacecraft engineering-- from the design of missions like James Webb Space Telescope and New Horizons, to the rigors of testing, launch, and space operations.
When humans dare to dream, we create truly amazing things.
Field Trips and Private Rentals
A large part of the mission of the Earth to Sky Park is to offer environmental education opportunities to K-12 students and work with teachers on hands-on activities that correlate with curriculum being taught in the classroom. The Arthur Planetarium welcomes field trips and can accommodate up to 60 students and teachers at once. Each planetarium show lasts approximately 1 hour and additional hands-on activities are available upon request. The Carolyn Munro Wilson Picnic Shelter provides a wonderful place for students to enjoy a snack or eat lunch and can seat up to 32 people at the picnic tables. To schedule a field trip and receive pricing information please contact staff at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Arthur Planetarium, much like the Bare Dark Sky Observatory, may be rented for a private group. Experience the wonder of the universe in the comfort of reclining chairs and climate control even in the daytime! Open to groups up to 60 people, the Arthur Planetarium provides a unique learning and entertainment opportunity for all ages! For rental information and pricing please contact staff at email@example.com.