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.
Dream To Fly
The history of flight is a story of innovation and discovery. The use of planes in both wartime and peacetime is woven into the history of the 20th century. Today, we use amazing jets to fly around the globe. Our ultimate goal, the stars, is now part of humanity's ancient visions of flight.
Legends of the Night Sky
Legends of the Night Sky contains two stories. The first is the tale of the beautiful but unfortunate Princess Andromeda, who is sacrificed to a sea monster and rescued by the Greek hero Perseus. The second story takes an imaginative look at the stories and legends of Orion, the great hunter of the winter sky.
Eclipse: The Sun Revealed
This 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.
The Monster Light Show
Your favorite Halloween songs come alive with amazing and immersive graphics. Great for the whole family!
See what shows are playing in November 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.
A special orientation for Bay region science teachers about our dome programs, demonstrations, and how we tie into the state curriculum, Next Generation Science Standards, and STEM. Educators will get to experience activities and have resources to take back to the classroom.
A live presentation that celebrates the 50th anniversary of the second manned lunar landing. Join us in a journey through rare footage, astronaut accounts and fulldome imagery. Special pricing of $3, cash only.
The planet Mercury will transit the Sun for the first time since 2016. Weather permitting, we will set up safe solar viewing telescopes to watch the tiny disk of Mercury pass in front of the Sun. There won’t be another transit of Mercury until 2032. Viewing is free and open to everyone.
In addition to finding your way around the winter night sky, this episode also looks at tips for buying your first telescope. We will have observing on the deck after the show, weather permitting. 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!"