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.
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.
The Zula Patrol
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.
Two Small Pieces of Glass
Discover the wonders that even a small amateur telescope can reveal and learn about the scientists that made such views possible.
Discover what it takes to be an astronaut. Join "Chad," our test astronaut, as he discovers what effect space travel has on the human body and the danger that lurks once we leave Earth's atmosphere.
Cody Coyote's Adventure
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.
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.
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.
Join us in the Saginaw Bay Visitor Center at the Bay City State Park to observe Mars and the Perseid meteor shower. The dark skies at the park provide excellent conditions to view the red planet and the brilliant meteor shower. We will start with a talk at 8:30pm and then move outside to observe, weather permitting. This is a free event, however, you will need a Recreation Passport to enter the park.
See how to explore the sky with binoculars and telescopes and learn why this is the best time of year to see the summer Milky Way arching high over the sky. Tickets are $3 a person.
This one hour presentation will focus on the autumn sky. We will give you a tour of the constellations that are visible as well as show you planets, star clusters and nebulae along the way. Tickets are $3 a person.
Weather permitting, we will go up on our observation deck to view our moon and other night time wonders. This is a free event.
Stop in to listen to authentic Native American sky stories and learn how they used them in their daily lives.
Find out where meteor showers come from and how to get the most out of the event. We will also looks at the criteria for buying your first telescope. Tickets are $3 a person.
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!"