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Gheens Science Hall & Rauch Planetarium

Special Rates for UofL Students, Staff and Faculty!

You don’t have to win the lottery to afford a space flight – just climb aboard the planetarium's virtual spaceship! UofL affiliates (with a valid ID) now get special rates at the planetarium, making the planetarium one of the most affordable places for singles, couples and families to have out-of-this-world fun. Click below for information on our out-of-this-world discounted rates for UofL affiliates!

Campers use balloons, balls and string to create a model of the scale of the universe.Summer Camps

Kids blast off into summer fun at the planetarium’s summer camps. Camps are filled with hands-on exploration and creation ranging from making telescopes, solar ovens and rockets to using technology to probe and experiment. Campers stay engaged, excited and eager to return. Spark your child's life-long love of science!

More About the Planetarium

Image of girl scout looking at sky.Girl Scouts learn all about the Solar System and our place in it in the planetarium workshops for Daisies, Brownies and Juniors. Just like real space scientists, girls explore, observe, and investigate the Sun, Moon, and stars.


 Boy Scouts can learn about constellations, stars, and the planets as well as light pollution at our planetarium shows...or they can schedule a workshop offered in conjunction with the Louisville Astronomical Society to delve more deeply into the requirements of their astronomy badge.

The planetarium is an out-of-this-world venue for a special group outing or a special event! From weddings and family reunions to corporate events and business meetings, we offer a unique facility for a memorable occasion.

Contacts for media requests are:

    Janet Cappiello
    University of Louisville
    Office of Communications and Marketing
    502.852.1104 or janet.cappiello "at"

    Gheens Science Hall and Rauch Planetarium

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Gheens Science Hall &
Rauch Planetarium

106 W Brandeis Ave

Louisville, KY, 40292