Astronomy Center

featuring Gladwin Planetarium

Ongoing

The Gladwin Planetarium is the only planetarium on the Central Coast that features live, multimedia shows. You can tour the constellations of the night sky, fly through the Milky Way galaxy, explore the surface of the Moon, and ride a rockin' roller coaster on Saturn's moon Titan!

INCOMING!
Showtimes: Thursdays at 3:00 PM, Saturdays and Sundays at 12:00 PM
Produced by the California Academy of Sciences and distributed by Evans & Sutherland, the Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History Gladwin Planetarium presents: Incoming!

Embark on a journey back in time and across the Solar System, following the paths of asteroids and comets that have collided with Earth—and those that roam far from home. These ancient objects travel billions of years before reaching Earth, and their impact can be so powerful that just one collision can change the course of life on our planet.
Run Time: 40 minutes
Age appropriateness: General audiences. Not recommended for children under 5.

Kids' Space Adventure
Showtimes: Tuesdays and Fridays at 3:00 PM, Saturdays and Sundays at 1:00 PM
Come and ask questions about space and the universe! Kid’s Space Adventure is an interactive live presentation where you can find answers about the planets, constellations, comets, asteroids, galaxies and much more!
Run Time: 30 minutes
Age appropriateness: Families with children. Not Recommended for children under 5.

Twinkle, Twinkle for Little Stars
Showtimes: Saturdays and Sundays at 11:00 AM
This live presentation for families with children five years and under features a different topic every week. Come back again and again to learn about stars, planets, constellations, and more!
Run Time: 15 minutes
Age appropriateness: Families with young children.

What's Up
Showtimes: Saturdays and Sundays at 2:00 PM
Start off this new program with a guided tour to our newly renovated observatory and take a look through our state-of-the-art telescopes. Then join us for an exciting, virtual journey through our Solar System in the Gladwin Planetarium. During this live presentation, we will be discussing recent astronomical news and discoveries!
Run Time: 40 minutes
Age Appropriateness: General audiences. Not recommended for children under 10.

Your Cosmic Quest
Showtimes: Mondays, Wednesdays,Saturdays and Sundays (en español los domingos) at 3:00 PM
Have you ever looked up into the sky and wondered what you were actually seeing? Have you ever wished you could ask questions about space and get immediate answers? Now you can in Your Cosmic Quest, a live presentation that explores the seasonal sky and is fueled by your questions and interests!
Run Time: 40 minutes
Age appropriateness: General audiences. Not recommended for children under 10.

Weekend Showtimes:
11:00 AM: Twinkle, Twinkle for Little Stars
12:00 PM: INCOMING!
1:00 PM: Kids' Space Adventure
2:00 PM: What's Up
3:00 PM: Your Cosmic Quest (en español los domingos, Spanish on Sundays)‚Äč

Information: Call Javier Rivera, Astronomy Programs Manager, at 805-682-4711 ext. 173 or jrivera@sbnature2.org