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50 yearsCongratulations, Dan and WCSD Rover Team!

Washoe County School District high school student-engineers and their faculty advisors, including the Planetarium's associate director, Dan Ruby, brought home TOP HONORS from the first annual NASA Human Exploration Rover Challenge (formerly the NASA Great Moonbuggy Race) held April 10-12, 2014, at the U.S. Space & Rocket Center in Huntsville, Alabama!  more  >

Now showing in the STAR THEATER!
March 28 - June 6, 2014

Fleischmann Planetarium and Science Center
Perfect Little Planet
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Live SkyTonight Star Talk
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Live SkyTonight Star Talk
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Pink Floyd’s The Wall
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DARK Understanding Dark Matter

A fulldome digital star show
DARK explains and explores the nature of Dark Matter, the missing 80% of the mass of the Universe, where it came from, and how it has evolved over billions of years. PLUS! Itís About Time takes audiences on a ride on a space elevator to look at the exciting history of our Universe!

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Itís About Time
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Back to the Moon for Good

A fulldome digital star show
Back to the Moon for Good chronicles teams around the world competing for the largest incentivized prize in history, by landing a robotic spacecraft on the Moon for the first time in more than 40 years. PLUS! Ice Worlds is a spectacular exploration of Arctic icebergs, glaciers, Antarctic wilderness and more!

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Ice Worlds
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Our museum contains changing hands-on interactive displays, as well as permanent exhibits including large-scale rotating Earth and moon globes, a black hole demonstrator, dozens of meteorites and more  >

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Planetarium Hours

Sunday: 10 a.m-7 p.m.
Monday-Thursday: Noon-7 p.m.
Friday: Noon-9 p.m.
Saturday: 10 a.m.-9 p.m.
Holiday hours: 10 a.m.-7 p.m., March 31 to April 11 and May 26

News & Events

ē Celebrate Brain Awareness Week with us, March 10-14!  more  > 

• New membership benefits now include free or reduced admission to select museums worldwide.  more  >  pdf  >

FPSC Associate Director Dan Ruby to tweet from the stratosphere.  more  >

SkyTonight Star Talk first Friday of the month at 6 p.m. at the Planetarium.  more  >

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We welcome groups and special events, and offer a 10 percent discount for groups of 10 or more with advance reservations.

Planetarium facilities can accommodate a wide range of special events including birthday parties, business meetings, graduation parties and more. Call us for details.  pdf  >

How to Reach Us
Showtime hotline: (775) 784-4811
Business office: (775) 784-4812

Getting Here
We are located north of Lawlor Events Center on Virginia Street, on the University of Nevada, Reno campus, 1.5 miles north of the downtown Reno arch. Free PERMIT parking is available in the West Stadium Parking Complex, level 3, just east of the planetarium. Park between designated planetarium parking signs. map  >