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Thank you to over 10,000 visitors from this year's public shows!


We Are Back September 7th!


Summer Festival of the Arts

Friday, September 7 at 8PM and
Saturday, September 8 at 2PM and 8PM

We will kick 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!

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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