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The Wagner College Planetarium offers fun, educational programs that will transport your students on a voyage through our universe, galaxy, and solar system. Students will learn the principles of astronomy and related sciences through lecture and awe-inspiring visuals.

For over 45 years the Planetarium has been used as an educational tool to the Staten Island community. We provide educational shows for schools, Boy and Girl Scout troops and community groups. Come explore the universe at Wagner College.

Current Shows

Water: our most precious resource. Without it, life could not exist on our planet. Is the reverse also true? If we search for water, will we also find life? Join us as we explore our solar system and discover what makes our world stand out among the solar system’s family of planets. Stunning imagery will captivate you as we journey to, and sometimes even below, the surfaces of our neighbor worlds to discover whether or not life might be possible beyond our home planet.

View the Educator’s Guide for activities and curriculum planning.

Shows for school groups are offered Monday through Thursday with showtimes at 10 a.m. or 11:30 a.m.

Cost: $5 per person; 1 adult free per 15 students.
Minimum: $150 or 30 people
Maximum: 60 people including students, staff & parents

Two teenagers learn how the telescope has helped us understand our place in space and how telescopes continue to expand our understanding of the Universe. The students see how telescopes work and how the largest observatories in the world use these instruments to explore the mysteries of the universe.

Following the 23-minute video students will learn how the same technology used to operate a telescope is used in the microscope. Working in pairs, students will look at prepared blood smear slides to analyze and learn about animal cells. Then they will get to prepare their own plant cell slides to look at. All students will get to draw what they see in the microscope.

Cost: $10 per student, $5 per adult
Minimum: $150 or 15 people
Maximum: 50 people including students, staff & parent chaperones (Group will be split up into two groups of 25 for lab activity.)

Starting Spring 2020 shows are available on the following dates:
Tuesdays, March 24 or April 21
Thursdays, March 5 or April 2
Fridays, February 28, March 6, March 13, March 27, April 3, April 24 or May 1

During select dates, we invite the public to gather groups of 10 or more to experience the world of astronomy.

Upcoming Universal Showings will be announced soon.

$7 per person

Call 718-390-3221 to reserve your spot!

For reservations or more information, please call The Department for Lifelong Learning 718-390-3221 or fill out the inquiry form below.

Planetarium Inquiry Form

  • Please select the show/program you are requesting. For descriptions/previews refer to information above.
  • Please note that the planetarium can accommodate up to 60 people per show.
  • A ratio of 1 adult (teacher/para/parent) per 15 children is permitted free.
  • Date Format: MM slash DD slash YYYY
    Note that your preferred date may not be available. We will follow up with you via email to confirm your date or coordinate another available date.
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