The Delta College Planetarium and Learning Center inspires exploration through entertaining Dome360 shows and events. But did you know you could take classes there, as well?
The Planetarium and Learning Center is located in the heart of downtown Bay City, at the beginning of historic Center Avenue. It is within walking distance to Wenonah Park, numerous restaurants, coffee houses, shops and the Alice & Jack Wirt Public Library.
The center has six classrooms and a computer lab where Delta offers many general education classes at times that fit your schedule. Nursing, wellness and, of course, astronomy classes are also available.
Getting there is simple, too. Bay Metro buses stop just a block from the center, making it easy to get to class.
Black Holes Revisited
You will learn about one of the most mysterious objects in the universe, a black hole. Where do they come from? How do we find them? Is Earth in danger of being pulled into one?
Let It Snow
Let It Snow celebrates the holiday season with your favorite music and spectacular visuals on our giant dome screen. This is a great show for people of all ages.
Life Under the Arctic Sky
This Dome360 film features the Sami People of northern Scandinavia as they follow the reindeer migrations, much like their ancestors. A total of 10 filming expeditions and 105 days were made to the Arctic to capture the Northern Lights, the Sami and their reindeer, dog sledding and the beautiful Arctic scenery.
Edge of Darkness
Edge of Darkness features amazing scenes of places never before seen gathered by recent space missions that culminated with groundbreaking discoveries. It features a spectacular flight though the great cliffs on Comet 67P, a close look at the fascinating bright "lights" on Ceres and the first ever close ups of dwarf binary planet Pluto/Charon.
See what shows are playing for the next few months.
There is always something happening at the Delta College Planetarium and Learning Center. Explore the universe with unique events that combine shows, presentations, demonstrations and interactive learning opportunities for all ages.
Discover the events that took place that allowed the bold mission to occur, what Apollo 8 brought back to Earth and how it changed us forever. Tickets are $3 a person.
This one hour presentation will make the sky come alive! We will give you a tour of the night sky from Sun down to Sun up, looking at constellations, planets, nebulae and star clusters along the way. Tickets are $3 a person.
This is an opportunity to step out of your hectic daily life, shift your perspective, and lift your spirits with a visual journey through the natural wonders of our universe. Simply sit and relax to beautiful music with breathtaking views of space, mind-provoking immersive art and 360-surround environments. Tickets are $3 a person.
Weather permitting, come join us on our observation deck to watch a total lunar eclipse. You don't want to miss watching the Moon turn into the Blood Moon! This is a free event.
Influenced by activity on the Sun, we’ll examine how the Sun and Earth interact to create the Northern Lights. Tickets are $3 a person.
A live and interactive show that demonstrates how to explore the sky using binoculars and telescopes. We will focus on observing the many galaxies visible in the Spring sky. Tickets are $3 a person.
Delta’s planetarium contains one of the world’s most advanced digital theater systems.
In 1993, Delta College secured a grant from NASA totaling $8.75 million to fund the design and construction of the Planetarium.
The exterior “cone” shape of the Planetarium theater represents a rocket exhaust nozzle.
"A great venue in the middle of the city. The 360 screen puts you right in the show!"