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*LIVE!* Explore Our Universe


Fridays, September 14 & 21 at 8PM and
Saturdays, September 15 & 22 at 8PM

We are kicking off the season with a grand tour of our universe in real time. Audiences will have opportunities to influence where we travel and what we discover. Each show will be a new -and LIVE- experience!

Explore Our Universe Live


One World, One Sky: Big Bird's Adventure


One World, One Sky

Saturdays, September 15, 22 & 29 at 12:30PM and 2PM
Big Bird’s Adventure begins on Sesame Street when Elmo’s friend Hu Hu Zhu visits from China. Big Bird, Elmo, and Hu Hu Zhu take viewers on an exciting discovery of the Sun, Moon, and stars. Celebrate with Elmo and Hu Hu Zhu the idea that even though we live in different countries, we still share the same sky..

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.

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