The Delta College Planetarium inspires exploration through entertaining Dome360 shows and events. But did you know you could take classes there, as well?
The Planetarium 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.
Phantom of the Universe
From the journey of protons racing through the world’s largest particle collider in Europe to up-close views of the Big Bang and emergent universe, and the nearly mile-deep descent to an underground experiment in South Dakota, a new planetarium show will immerse you in the search for dark matter.
Beyond the Sun
Join Celeste and Moon as they journey through the universe to discover what exoplanets are and how they can be detected.
To Worlds Beyond
Explore our solar system like never before. From the fiery surface of the Sun to the icy realm of comets, travel to worlds with enormous volcanoes, vast canyons, dazzling rings and storms that would swallow Earth. You will be astounded of what our solar system has to offer.
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 closeups of Pluto.
See what shows are playing in February and beyond.
There is always something happening at the Delta College Planetarium. Explore the universe with unique events that combine shows, presentations, demonstrations and interactive learning opportunities for all ages.
Enjoy live music by a special consort of musicians from the Saginaw Bay Symphony Orchestra set to unique immersive effects in the planetarium’s Dome360 Theater. This one-of-a-kind experience features vibraphones, marimbas and percussion led by John Dorsey, Principal Percussionist for the Symphony. Tickets are $15 and must be purchased in advance.
This live program will examine the history of the Voyager program, and commemorate the 30th anniversary of the final image taken by Voyager 1. Special pricing of $3, cash only.
A live and interactive show that demonstrates how to explore the sky using binoculars and telescopes. Planetarium Manager Mike Murray teaches you observing techniques to maximize the stargazing experience. This month will highlight the many galaxies in the spring sky. Special pricing of only $3.
On the 50th anniversary of the flight of Apollo 13, we look at the story behind "one of NASA’s finest moments" as they successfully return the astronauts after a near-fatal explosion of their spacecraft on their way to the Moon. Special pricing of only $3.
Join us and the Sunset Astronomical Society for dark skies at the Bay City State Park. We'll start in the Visitors Center with activities at 7pm, a star talk at 8pm and then move outside with the telescopes at 9pm. The activities and talk go on regardless of weather but observing is weather dependent. This is a free event.
Bring your families and friends and see what summer events are happening with many of Bay City’s organizations representing the arts, music, theater, reading, science, history and more. This is a free event.
A special showing to celebrate Earth Day. Explore the inner workings of Earth's climate system. With visualizations based on satellite monitoring data and advanced supercomputer simulations, the show follows a trail of energy that flows from the Sun into the interlocking systems that shape our climate: the atmosphere, oceans, and the biosphere.
We will explore the constellations of the spring and summer skies. Included is a look at our favorite deep sky objects and planets that can be found by using those star patterns. Special pricing of only $3.
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!"