Wayne State College

Schedule of Events

The Fred G. Dale Planetarium is open for Summer 2021!

Northeast Nebraska Backroads Passport Program

The planetarium is proud to be part of the Northeast Nebraska Backroads Passport Program! If you're part of the passport program and you visit when the planetarium is closed, take a picture of our banner located just southwest of the Carhart Science Building.

Summer Planetarium and Laser Shows

Beginning Wednesday, May 12, and throughout the summer:

  • Planetarium shows every Wednesday at 1 p.m., Friday at 7 p.m., and Saturday at 1 p.m.
  • Laser shows every Wednesday at 2 p.m., Friday at 8 p.m., and Saturday at 2 p.m.
  • No shows July 2-3.

Wayne Chicken Show Planetarium Shows

Additionally, there will be special planetarium shows during the 2021 Wayne Chicken Show on Saturday, July 10:

  • 12 p.m. Apollo 11
  • 1 p.m. STARS
  • 2 p.m. Earth, Moon, and Sun
  • 3 p.m. Astronaut
  • 4 p.m. From Earth to the Universe


General information about planetarium shows:

Doors open 20 minutes prior to the start of a show. Planetarium shows generally include a tour of the current night sky, a view of the constellations, and a fulldome video. 

All shows last about 45 minutes. If you wish to book a private planetarium show, please visit the main planetarium page for more information and to contact the planetarium for a reservation.

And while at the planetarium, please feel free is ask about some of the other wonderful stops you could make in Wayne America!