Friday Starry Nights

Join Roper Mountain for a night under the stars in the Hooper Planetarium with a 360° full immersion dome, 4K projection, state-of-the-art lighting, dynamic 5.1 surround sound and more! 


Shows change every few weeks, so check for the latest information on programs and times. Current Offerings:


4:30 and 6 p.m.: Magic Tree House


Travel with the brother-sister duo, Jack and Annie, in their Magic Tree House as they discover a note that asks them to answer a series of six questions about space. With the help of the astronomer, the Internet, an astronaut, books and the writer of the mysterious note, Jack and Annie are taken on a wondrous journey of adventure and learning.


This exciting voyage will carry visitors to the planets and far out into the Universe where Jack and Annie nearly get… Well, we don’t want to give it away. The adventure is just beginning!


Recommended for age 4 and above.


7:30 p.m.: Tales of the Maya Skies


Tales of the Maya Skies immerses viewers in the wonders of Maya science, cosmology, and myth as we are taken back in time to the jungles of Mexico and to the cities and temples of the ancient Maya.


The beautifully illustrated story reveals how the Maya scholars developed a sophisticated understanding of astronomy, architecture, and mathematics that enabled them to predict solstices, solar eclipses, weather patterns and planetary movements, and through this knowledge make sense of the world around them.


Order Tickets Online Only - No On-Site Ticket Sales. All major credit cards are accepted. Tickets are non-refundable.


Recommended for age 8 and above.


For your safety, the following guidelines are in place:



  • The lobby and planetarium will open 30 minutes before the show begins.

  • Please be sure to have your eTicket (printed or electronic). Tickets will need to be scanned upon entry.

  • The following passes will not be accepted at this time:  Golden Circle, District Employee Passes, Admit One/Family.


$6.00 for Adults and Teens
$5.00 Children (ages 4-12)
$5.00 Senior Citizens (age 60 & over)
$5.00 Military
FREE - RMSC Members and GCS employees with pass
Children age 3 and under - Not recommended