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:

One Show

$6 BOGO (buy one, get one free)

A single UofL affiliate (with valid a UofL ID) can buy up to 5 BOGO admissions. For example, if a group of students or extended family members are looking for something to do, 10 people can climb aboard our virtual spaceship for just $30!

Two or More Shows

$5 BOGO/Show (buy one, get one free)

A single UofL affiliate (with valid a UofL ID) can buy up to 5 BOGO admissions. For example, if a group of students or extended family members are looking for something to do, 10 people can climb aboard our virtual spaceship for just $25/show!

Note: there is no minimum purchase for BOGO admission. This special rate is applicable during public shows only.

 

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

 

Rentals

UofL departments, students and employees can book the planetarium at significantly reduced 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!

Rental Rates: Complete Facility

    • 1 hour: $125 (regularly $225 week days, $275 week nights, and $325 weekends)
    • 2 hours: $180 (regularly $450 week days, $550 week nights, and $650 weekends)
    • 3 hours: $300 (regularly $675 week days, $825 week nights, and $975 weekends)
    • 4 hours: $400 (regularly $900 week days, $1,100 week nights, and $1,300 weekends)

Add a planetarium show to your rental: $75 (regularly $150)

Rental Rates: Classroom Only

(regularly $50/hour weekdays and $100/hour weekends)
  • 1 hour: $35
  • 2 hours: $65
  • 3 hours: $110
  • 4 hours: $140
  • All day: $225

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

 

Kids’ Basic Birthday Parties

Now $95 (regularly $125): 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

Girl Scout Workshops

Note: Summer Camp information will be posted mid-March

 

Planetarium Memberships

What's better than BOGO 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