UofL Special Rates

You don’t have to win the lottery to afford a space flight – just climb aboard the planetarium's virtual spaceship! UofL faculty, staff and students 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.

Public Show Admission Rates:

$6 per person

(Up to 4 tickets per show - must show UofL ID)

It is easy to spend a fun-filled day (or evening) at the planetarium. The university's campus is packed with all kinds of great stuff to do--from a playground for the kids, to Comfy Cow and other great places to eat, to the world’s largest collection of Tarzan memorabilia.

Check out fun things to do on campus! Campus Fun



UofL employees and students with a valid UofL ID and UofL departments receive great rental rates. Whether you are scheduling a meeting, a family reunion, a birthday party, or a wedding, your out-of-this-world event can be done on a real-world budget!

Weekday Rental Rates (8 AM - 5 PM):

Complete Facility

  • 1 hour: $175 (regularly $225 weekdays)
  • 2 hours: $350 (regularly $450 weekdays)
  • 3 hours: $550 (regularly $675 weekdays)
  • 4 hours: $700 (regularly $900 weekdays)

Add a planetarium show to your rental: $100 (regularly $150)

Classroom Only

(regularly $50/hour weekdays)

  • 1 hour: $40
  • 2 hours: $85
  • 3 hours: $130
  • 4 hours: $175
  • Up to 8 hours: $350

Evening and Weekend Rental Rates:

Complete Facility

  • 1 hour: $225 (regularly $275 evenings and $325 weekends)
  • 2 hours: $475(regularly $550 evenings and $650 weekends)
  • 3 hours: $725 (regularly $825 evenings and $975 weekends)
  • 4 hours: $925(regularly $1,100 evenings and $1,300 weekends)

Add a planetarium show to your rental: $100 (regularly $150)

Classroom Only

(regularly $100/hour evenings and weekends)

  • 1 hour: $85
  • 2 hours: $180
  • 3 hours: $275
  • 4 hours: $350
  • Up to 8 hours: $700

Note: Special rental rates are limited to events with minimal production/technology requirements, which includes PowerPoint presentation, microphone, projection of televised events, and projection of DVDs. Click here for detailed rental information including numbers of tables and chairs available, client responsibilities, etc.


Kids’ Basic Birthday Parties

UofL employees and students with a valid UofL ID get a special rate of $175 (regularly $185). This package includes one hour in our party room and show admission for up to 10 children (including the birthday child).

Birthday Party Details


Kids Programming

The planetarium has fun, engaging programs for kids that spark a life-long love of science and learning. Click the buttons below to get detailed information on programs and special pricing for UofL affiliates.

Cosmic Explorer Workshops

Summer Camps

Note: Summer Camp information will be posted mid-March


Planetarium Memberships

What's better than reduced admission rates? FREE admission, which is what planetarium members get along with even greater discounts on kids programs. Memberships are too good to pass up at the reduced rates we offer UofL affiliates. They make a great birthday or holiday gift and there is no limit on how many memberships UofL affiliates can purchase at the special rates below.

  • Family: $40 (regularly $75)
  • Individual: $20 (regularly $35)

Membership Details


UofL rates updated 9/4/2018