Welcome to the Gheens Science Hall and Rauch Planetarium!
Daytime shows are scheduled in July - click here for details!
Summer Camp Fun!
Summer camps are awe-inspiring! And the good news is that there is still time for your child to join the fun...whether you have a budding da Vinci or an astronaut in training, summer camps at the planetarium are sure to please. Camps are filled with hands-on exploration and creation ranging from making mosaics, telescopes, solar ovens and rockets to using technology to probe and experiment. Campers stay engaged, excited and eager to return. Blast off into summer fun at the planetarium and spark your child's life-long love of science! Register NOW!
Cost: $150 family members; $180 UofL affiliates; $200 non-members.
Click here to see photos of the fun we're having so far!
Shape the Future NOW!
Innovation. Ideation. Education.
Gheens Science Hall and Rauch Planetarium, the new next generation connection, will inspire learners and leaders to think innovatively and creatively. With the purchase of a Spitz SciDome HD Touch single lens projector, the Gheens Science Hall and Rauch Planetarium’s next generation dome will transform the science education experience, utilizing full-dome immersive visualizations to bring complex and difficult science concepts to life.
Virtual journeys from below the earth’s surface to the edge of the known universe will inspire and excite learners of all ages. Customized programs will address the 2013 Next Generation Science Standards with information that can be easily absorbed and understood by Next Generation Learners. Immediate access to live, streaming satellite data will allow the next generation Gheens Science Hall and Rauch Planetarium to offer cutting-edge, relevant programming for years to come.
The cost of this incredible transformation is only $284,700 – the good news is that we are almost halfway there. Your chance to shape the future is NOW. Join the University of Louisville and the Louisville community as we pledge funding to transform the University of Louisville’s Gheens Science Hall and Rauch Planetarium into a world-class visualization tool in our world-class city.
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Note: The main dome will be closed for renovation May 29 - June 28; however the Owsley Brown II Portable Planetarium is available on campus at our regular group rate for groups of 10-30 attendees during this period AND laser music shows may be available for group show reservations after June 14. Contact us for details: 502-852-6665 or planet "at" louisville.edu.
Tell us what you think!
If you have attended a program at the Gheens Science Hall and Rauch Planetarium, then we want to hear from you! Your feedback will help us improve our offerings and develop new programs to meet the demands of our growing audiences. Thank you for supporting our growth!
The Planetarium is open on Sundays for special programming. Check out details on our Events and Show Schedule page.
We accept MasterCard and Visa for purchases that are $5 or more.