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*NOW SHOWING* Nightlights & Night-LITE


Fridays, Oct 12, 19, & 26 at 8PM and Saturdays, Oct 13, 20, & 27 at 2PM and 8PM
The Ward Beecher Planetariumís spooky and spectacular annual Halloween spectacular has been going strong since 1974! You wonít believe your eyes or ears! Great for all ages, although younger visitors might be scared of the loud music and dark.

Presented at 2PM on Saturdays, Night-LITE is our popular light and music extravaganza presented in a fun, non-scary style, making this show ideal for all ages. COME IN COSTUME!

Parking Information


  • Use "84 Lincoln Ave., Youngstown, OH 44503" as a GPS address for the planetarium.
  • Wick Avenue is now OPEN (effective 10/27/2017)
    • There is a small handicap lot located between Jones Hall & Ward Beecher Hall.
  • Limited street parking is available on Lincoln, Phelps, Hazel, and Wood Streets.
  • Parking is also available in the Wick Ave. parking deck (M1) for a fee of $5.00, or free with a YSU parking permit.
    • Visitors should park on the 4th floor of the deck and use the pedestrian bridge to campus.
    • From the campus end of the pedestrian bridge, turn left as you pass the library and use the sidewalk to the Ward Beecher Planetarium.
  • For a parking map, click HERE

Show Notes

  • Once the show has started, latecomers will not be admitted.
  • All shows are free and open to the public (donations are always appreciated).
  • No reservations are needed - doors open 30 minutes prior to show time. First come, first seated!
  • Parking: Street parking is available on Lincoln Ave. and Phelps St. Meters are free on the weekends.
  • Overflow parking may be found in the Wick Avenue parking deck (M1) for $5.00.
  • The planetarium is very dark and sound travels very well in the room. The noise level may not be
        appropriate for everyone.
  • Parents should use their own judgment based on the program descriptions and knowledge of their child.
  • For more information, call the Planetarium's InfoLine at 330 941-1370.
  • No food or drink is permitted in the planetarium and if you exit during the show, you cannot get back in.