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.
CAPCOM GO!: The Apollo Story
What led to the Apollo program and what was its legacy to the world? A show to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the first moon landing but also a look at how Apollo transformed space travel, technology, the economy, environmental awareness and so much more.
The Little Star That Could
The Little Star That Could is a story about an average yellow star in search of planets of his own to protect and warm. Along the way, he will learn about other stars and how stars come together to form clusters and galaxies.
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.
Cody Coyote's Adventure: Earth, Moon & Sun
Join Cody Coyote as he learns how Earth, Moon and Sun work together as a system. We will explore moon phases, lunar eclipses, solar eclipses and other exciting topics.
The Secret of the Cardboard Rocket
Experience our solar system - from the boiling surface of the Sun to the icy rings of Saturn. Children of all ages will be mesmerized by the incredible scenery and motion that only the Dome360 system can offer.
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.
See what shows are playing in July 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.
This July marks the 50th anniversary of Apollo landing on the Moon. To celebrate this achievement, we have a free exhibit in our Space Explorers Hall that features the history of the Apollo program. We also have simulated Moon rocks from NASA on display and a place where you can share your Apollo memories.
If you need a break from exploring the Tall Ships, we have you covered. We will be running public shows on the hour from 1 - 6pm on Friday & Saturday, and 1 - 4pm on Sunday.
July 20th marks the exact date of the Apollo moon landing 50 years ago. Join Planetarium Manager Mike Murray as we celebrate one of the biggest achievements in human history with actual footage, astronaut accounts and fulldome imagery. Special pricing of $3, cash only.
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!"