For a real treat you can't get anywhere else in Reno, try going to a movie at the Fleischmann Planetarium on the University of Nevada campus in Reno. Feature films in the Star Theater are shown in SkyDome 8/70™ large-format.
If you haven't seen a movie like this, you'll be amazed. It isn't as huge as IMAX, but it gives you more of a feeling of being right in the middle of the action. Even though the Fleischmann Planetarium opened way back in 1963, technology has been kept up-to-date. You'll enjoy a Spitz SciDome digital projector capable of producing brilliant shows and 3-D images.
Admission and Free Exhibits at the Fleischmann Planetarium
Tickets for all movies and star shows are $7 for adults and $5 for children ages 3 to 12 and seniors 60 and over, but admission is free for Planetarium members. If you plan on seeing several films and star shows a year, Planetarium membership can save you money.
Admission to the Planetarium Exhibit Hall and science store is free. Exhibits are changed on a periodic basis, but there is always something interesting you can see without spending a dime.
Exhibits include large models of Earth and the Moon, the International Space Station, and the Gravity Well black-hole simulator. The Planetarium's lower level includes the Art/Space Gallery of artwork with some type of astronomy theme, NASA featured projects, Amazing Space, and View Space (also called the Hubble Gallery), a program of news and research findings from the Space Telescope Science Institute in Baltimore, Maryland.
Spring and Summer Shows at the Planetarium
Here are the feature films and star shows playing from June 9 through September 1, 2019. To confirm that movies and shows are on schedule, call the showtime hotline at (775) 784-4811. Discounts may be available for admission to the second show in a daily double feature. Call the Fleishmann Planetarium at (775) 784-4812 for details.
Explore the sun, Earth, and moon with robo-kids Cy and Annie and their dog, Armstrong in this fun feature that invites families to race along the moon's surface, collect asteroid samples, and survive a solar storm. Showtimes take place daily at 11 a.m.
Secret of the Cardboard Rocket
On Saturdays and Sundays at noon, this show invites guests to climb aboard a magical cardboard rocket ship with two young adventurers to set out for each planet in our solar system.
Take an in-depth look at the modern developments of space technology by private developers and national programs in this journey through the stars, which takes place daily at 1, 3, and 5 p.m.
Explore the outer reaches of space and time—as far as our imagination and science have taken us thus far—on this fun-filled show that goes beyond just our universe into many beyond it. Showtimes happen daily at 2 p.m. for Ultimate Universe.
Seeing With Seasonal Stars
Enjoy photorealistic 2D and 3D animations depicting imagery from around the world to learn how human vision works and how light travels through space. Additionally, you'll be treated to a second show about the constellations and current objects in the night sky as part of this film, which takes place daily (except Sundays) at 6 p.m.
How to Get to the Fleischmann Planetarium
The Fleischmann Planetarium is at the north end of the UNR campus at 1650 North Virginia Street in Reno. You can't miss the unusual building. There is free parking for Planetarium visitors in the West Stadium Parking Complex, level 3.
Hours at the Fleischmann Planetarium
- Sunday through Thursday: 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
- Friday and Saturday: 9:30 a.m. to 8 p.m.
- Closed on July 4, 2019