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.
Cody Coyote's Adventure: Earth, Moon and Sun
Join Cody Coyote as he learns how the Earth, Moon and Sun work together as a system. We will explore moon phases, lunar eclipses, solar eclipses and other exciting topics.
Eclipse: The Sun Revealed
The Great American Eclipse is coming in August, 2017! This all-new fulldome production features exciting visuals that explore the historical and cultural views of eclipses, what can be seen from within the shadow of a total solar eclipse, how to safely view an eclipse and a first-hand account of one person’s experience during a total solar eclipse.
Mysteries of the Great Lakes
The film highlights the stories of three key species from water, air and land. We will also touch on the human interface with the Lakes including the role of shipping to commerce and the use of the Great Lakes’ water by millions.
Perfect Little Planet
Discover our solar system through a new set of eyes – a family from another star system seeking the perfect vacation spot. Which destination would you choose? A solar system journey for space travelers of all ages.
Zula Patrol: Under the Weather
Join the Zula Patrol on the expedition as they tour our solar system trying to find their loyal pet Gorga. In the process, you will learn about different types of weather on earth and the other planets as well as the similarities and differences between both.
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.
A live and interactive show that demonstrates how to explore the sky using binoculars
telescopes. Planetarium Manager Mike Murray teaches you observing techniques to maximize the stargazing experience. Special pricing of $3 a person.
Help support the planetarium and get the best view of the Bay City fireworks on our observation deck! Tickets are still available!
Join us for tour of the summer sky. We will view constellations, nebulae, binary stars and more in our planetarium theater. Special pricing of only $3 a person.
Learn about the upcoming solar eclipse coming to the United States in August. Find out how to safely observe the sun, where the best place is to see the eclipse and what you can expect to see. Special pricing of $3 a person.
Bring your 4th-6th graders to learn about spaceflight, surviving on Mars and stargazing. They will also build their own telescope to take home. The cost is $40 per child.
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!"