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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!

Middle school kids at summer camp making solar ovens using shoe box and aluminum foilSummer Camps

The planetarium offers hands-on, engaging camps for kids entering grades 2-4, 5-6 and 7-9. Kids explore, experiment, plan and problem solve, building critical thinking skills that build a foundation to excel. But they just think they're having fun!

"The kids LOVED the experience and definitely want to return next year. They readily woke up, prepared for the day (packed their own lunch, etc.), and were ready to go to camp every morning...and always had cool-awesome-wonderment stories to tell at pickup and on the ride home." Lee B.


More About the Planetarium

 It's a short journey to the planetarium for Girl Scouts to take journeys exploring plants, rocks and soils to the wonders of water to being responsible with energy to learning about air and our atmosphere.


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:

    Cindy Hess, Director
    Communications and Marketing
    502.852.1105 or cindy.hess"at"

    Gheens Science Hall and Rauch Planetarium

Become a Member

Membership Details


tel (502) 852-6664


Gheens Science Hall &
Rauch Planetarium

106 W Brandeis Ave

Louisville, KY, 40292