The Universe Awaits!

Interested in exploring the universe? Whether you're looking to bring your class, club, family, friends, or coworkers, the planetarium can whisk you away on a journey through the stars. Check the buttons below to learn more about field trips, public programs, and private rentals. 

For more information contact us at or (714) 714-7430

Public Hours

  • Tuesday-Friday: 10 A.M. to 4 P.M.
  • Saturday: 12 P.M. to 5 P.M.

Hours subject to change based on staffing. See our calendar for event dates and times. 


Tickets for regular public programs are available online or during regular hours at the ticket office.

  • Free| OCC Students (with valid student ID)

  • $10| Adults

  • $8| Children under 12, military & Seniors (65+)


Parking is located in the E Lot off of Merrimac Way. Day passes can be purchased for $5 at the kiosk at the edge of the parking lot near the Library, or from the Passport Parking app or website


Helpful Guidelines

Cell Phones and Photography

Cell phone use and photography are encouraged in the planetarium lobby (especially if you tag us on Instagram!), but please keep your phone in your bag/pocket during presentations in the dome theater. The bright light from your phone screen and camera flash will wash out the sky and distract other guests. 

Video recording is strictly prohibited during planetarium shows. 


Planetarium Lobby
Support our planetarium to help us upgrade our technology and programming to deliver even more captivating experiences! With your generous donations, we can host exciting STEM events for kids, nurturing their curiosity and fostering a passion for science.