“I know that I am mortal by nature, and ephemeral; but when I trace at my pleasure the windings to and fro of the heavenly bodies I no longer touch the earth with my feet: I stand in the presence of Zeus himself and take my fill of ambrosia.” – Ptolemy, Ptolemy’s Almagest
Have you ever stared up at the night sky and wondered, “What's that bright star over there?” From constellations and planets to meteor showers and stars, learn about the wonders of the heavens in the Kirkpatrick Planetarium. Offering a daily look at the night sky in the presentation Tonight’s Sky, you’ll learn all about a variety of celestial bodies – without a telescope!
Science Museum Oklahoma actually began as a planetarium in 1958, later moving to a permanent location at the Oklahoma State Fairgrounds in 1962. In 1978, the museum was built and the planetarium was relocated to its current home.
Did You Know?
In the Kirkpatrick Planetarium, our experts regularly update the Tonight’s Sky program with the latest news and discoveries from NASA and astronomers around the world.
Monday - Friday: 11:00 am- 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Saturday & Sunday: Noon - 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
The Planetarium is closed the first Monday of each month for routine maintenance.