Planetarium Special Events

  • The planetarium periodically hosts special events that reach beyond the night sky. Special events may invite viewers to navigate a coral reef, travel inside a human cell, or explore the Sistine Chapel.

    All special events are presented in the MSUM planetarium, located on campus.

    The Skies over Hogwarts Planetarium Show

    The Skies over Hogwarts

    Join us for this special Halloween show! Choose your house and learn about the stars and sky behind the famous characters! A great show for all ages and a must-see for any Potter fan! Costumes are ENCOURAGED!

    Saturday, November 23, 10:00 am & 11:00 am SOLD OUT

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    Minnesota Statewide Star Party

    Statewide Star Party

    Be a part of the first ever star party with the whole state of Minnesota!
    Join us this Friday through Monday for the Moon & Beyond: a Minnesota Statewide Star Party! Friday night there's a Star Party at the MSUM Regional Science Center in Glyndon from 6-9pm. On Saturday there will be planetarium showings of "Capcom Go!" - a history of the Apollo program from 9am-Noon at the MSUM Planetarium. Also at MSUM on Saturday, there'll be Moon Activities for all ages in the MSUM Business Center Atrium from 9am-1pm. There'll be more Star Parties at the MSUM Regional Science Center in Glyndon on Saturday and M.B. Johnson Park in Moorhead on Sunday, both from 6-9pm. Finally, there's a last-chance-until-2049 Transit of Mercury viewing on Monday morning from 7am-10am in the parking lot across from the MSUM Planetarium!

    Friday, November 8, 6-9 pm @ Regional Science Center in Glyndon
    Saturday, November 9, 9 am-12 pm (Noon) @ MSUM Planetarium
    Saturday, November 9, 9 am-1 pm @ MSUM Center for Business
    Saturday, November 9, 6-9 pm @ Regional Science Center in Glyndon & M.B. Johnson Park in Moorhead
    Sunday, November 10, 6-9 pm @ Regional Science Center in Glyndon & M.B. Johnson Park in Moorhead
    Monday, November 11, 7-10 am


    Holiday Skies

    With the Fargo Moorhead Area Youth Symphony, we present familiar holiday music with stunning visuals in the planetarium.

    Saturday, December 7, 2:00 pm & 3:00 pm


    Romance Under the Stars Planetarium Show

    Romance Under the Stars

    Need a special gift for that certain someone? Bring your sweetheart to the MSUM Planetarium for a special night under the stars! Treat you and that special someone to a romantic night like none other. Take in the beauty of the heavens and learn about some of the romantic tales tied to the sky. Join us for a special tour of the Cosmos, as we explore romantic constellations in our night sky, and visit the most breathtaking places in the universe.

    February 13-15


    The Cat in the Hat Knows a lot about SPACE

    Sunday, March 1


    3.14 Pi Day Show

    Saturday, March 14
    Sunday, March 15


    Carnival of the Animals

    Saturday, April 18
    Sunday, April 19


    Star Wars: May the Fourth

    Monday, May 4, 7 pm