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.
New stars are created every day, born of vast clouds of gas and dust. Through every phase of their existence, stars release the energy that powers the universe. Journey to the farthest reaches of our galaxy and experience both the awesome beauty and destructive power of stars.
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.
Stars of the Pharaohs
Travel to ancient Egypt to see how science was used to tell time, make a workable calendar and align huge buildings. You’ll learn about the connection the ancient Egyptians felt with the stars and experience some of the most spectacular temples and tombs of the ancient world.
See what shows are playing in January 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.
Simply sit and relax to beautiful music with breathtaking views of space, mind-provoking immersive art and 360-surround environments. You’ll return to your world renewed and refreshed! All are welcome, but this program may not be suitable for young children. Special pricing of $3, cash only.
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 will be an examination of the Voyager space missions to the outer planets, with a special look at the final photo taken by Voyager 1 showing Earth from nearly four billion miles away. 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!"