Edelman Planetarium at Rowan University
Address: 201 Mullica Hill Road | Glassboro NJ 08028
Web Site: www.rowan.edu/planetarium
Distance: approximately 62 miles. Driving time approximately 1 hour 7 minutes.
Hours of Operation: heck website for current show scheudule.
Admission Prices: $5 Adults, $3 Children, $3 Rowan students with ID, $3 Seniors over 60
Highlights: Local school children and residents are welcome to join the Rowan community in reaching for the stars in the University’s planetarium. Here visitors can enjoy a wide variety of shows and special events designed to educate and entertain, advance viewers’ understanding of the universe, and provide up-to-date astronomical information. Come join us as we explore the cosmos!
The Fels Planetarium at the Franklin Institute
Address: 222 North 20th Street | Philadelphia, PA 19103
Web Site: www2.fi.edu
Distance: approximately 45 miles. Driving time approximately 1 hour 10 minutes.
Hours of Operation: Daily 9:30am-5:00pm, see website for details. Closed on Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, Christmas and New Year’s Day.
Admission Prices: Sci-Pass (does not include IMAX ®) is $13.75 for Adults and $11.00 for Children (ages 4-11) and Senior Citizens (ages 62 and up). Sci-Pass with IMAX ® is $18.75 for Adults and $16.00 for Children and Senior Citizens. IMAX ® only is $9.00 for Adults and $9.00 for Children or Senior Citizens. There is an opportunity for a family membership for $75.00. This includes admission for two adults and any four children. Please see website for more details. Parking is available in the Franklin Institute Garage, entered from 21st Street. Rates vary depending on length of visit, please see website for specific details. Also, please remember to bring your parking ticket to the information desk for validation to receive reduced rates. There are additional parking locations, please website for more details. For shorter visits, there is metered parking located on Winter Street.
Highlights: In 1933, Samuel S. Fels contributed funds so that the new Franklin Institute could have a planetarium, only the second in the United States. The Planetarium’s popularity continues today; it has provided an experience for more than 9 million visitors and school children. Check website for current show schedule.
New Jersey State Museum Planetarium
Address: 205 West State Street | Trenton, New Jersey
Web Site: www.nj.gov/state/museum
Distance: approximately 11 miles. Driving Time approximately 20 minutes.
Hours of Operation: Please see website for their scheduled times.
Admission Prices: Free. Park in the lot behind the State House or use metered parking on West State Street in front of the Museum. Free parking on Weekends is available in employee parking lots adjacent to and behind the Museum.
Highlights: Within the Planetarium Chamber you will find the latest technology known as Full Dome Video. Visitors will feel as though they are zooming through the Solar System and beyond. This cutting-edge technology will immerse audiences with images covering the entire 360-degree inner dome. The Planetarium Lobby features interactive technology including interactive exhibit and touch-screen monitors providing the latest astronomical information. Other areas of the lobby include real-time information from our weather station and a life size spacesuit, as well as information about New Jersey native Buzz Aldrin that will inspire visitors of all ages.
The Planetarium at Raritan Valley Community College
Address: Route 28 & Lamington Road | North Branch, New Jersey
Web Site: www.raritanval.edu
Distance: approximately 21 miles. Driving Time approximately 33 minutes.
Hours of Operation: Please see website for their scheduled offerings and the corresponding performance times.
Admission Prices: Depends on the performance. Parking Free parking available on campus. The closest parking lots are Lot #7 and #1.
Highlights: Discover a world of wonder and excitement when you journey into The Planetarium at RVCC. Educational and entertaining planetarium shows will evoke a sense of adventure as you visit the last frontier from your comfortable armchair location. The Planetarium offers Public Star Shows and Laser Concerts throughout the year. The Just For Kids shows generally run for 40 minutes. Check the website for recommended ages of each show.