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.
Due to the continuing risks of COVID-19, The Delta College Planetarium will be closed to the public until further notice. We are currently reviewing our procedures so when we do reopen, every measure will
be taken to keep our visitors and staff safe.
Please continue to check the Planetarium website for additional updates on shows and events.
During this time of needed isolation, the planetarium has been using its social media platforms to inform everyone, including children, students, adults and families, of fun online learning opportunities that are available. They will be tagged with the hashtag #LookUpHere! Visit our Astronomy page for activities you can do at home.
Tune in live on our Facebook page for a special presentation about observing the sky with binoculars! Planetarium Manager Mike Murray and Show Specialist Brian Kennedy will give you tips and tricks on how to expand your stargazing with these incredibly useful tools. We'll have examples of how to hold them and what you can expect to see. Bring your questions!
Due to the Coronavirus, we will be honoring all gift certificates expiring in 2020 until the end of the year 2021. Thank you for your patronage and we look forward to seeing all of you again once we are able to reopen.
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!"