Hardin Planetarium

(270) 745-4044
1501 State St. | Bowling Green, KY 42101
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Free shows Tues. & Thurs. at 7pm, Sun. at 2pm; The interactive exhibits in the outer ring are open 9-4 M-F or during the half-hour before and after each public show.

Reopened as of January 2021 with limited seating! No tickets required, but please arrive 15 minutes early. Properly worn masks (if not fully vaccinated) and appropriate distancing are required while in the planetarium.

Free public shows featuring astronomy, space exploration and history are held every Tuesday and Thursday evening at 7pm and every Sunday afternoon at 2 pm. Special shows for school groups and private parties can be arranged. The Planetarium's interactive exhibits are open to the public during regular University hours. Science Curiosity Investigation day camps for youth are available multiple times a year.

Visit the website at the link above for more details on the specific programming currently offered at the Planetarium, including which shows are playing this week.

Health and Safety Measures


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Lives of the Stars

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