Friday Starry Nights — Giant Dome Theater & Planetarium

Join us for a night under the stars in the newly renovated T.C. Hooper Planetarium with a new 360° full immersion dome, 4K projection, state-of-the-art lighting, dynamic 5.1 surround sound and more! 

Attention Members: If you are unable to attend a show for which you have resereved tickets, please email Kelli Cox at

6:00pm & 7:30pm Feature Show: Perfect Little Planet

Daniel Observatory

Friday Nights 6:00pm — 6:50pm & 7:30pm — 8:30pm

Discover our solar system through a different set of eyes – a family from another star system seeking the perfect vacation spot.
Recommended for ages 4 - adult

The Observatory opens at 8:00pm until 10:15pm.

 Click here to purchase tickets online.


8:45pm Feature Show: Exploding Universe

Daniel Observatory

Friday Nights 8:45pm — 9:45pm

Accompany a proton on a journey through space and time, investigating the explosive forces and events of our known universe.
Recommended for ages 10 - adult

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Upstate’s Sky Tonight included with the 7:30pm & 8:45pm shows

Upstate’s Sky Tonight

Learn what’s happening in tonight’s sky including: planets, constellations, moon phases and special celestial events.


Order Tickets Online or at the Planetarium

We accept all major credit cards. Tickets are non-refundable.

Click here to purchase tickets online.

  • $6.00 for Adults and Teens
  • $5.00 Children (ages 4-12)
  • $5.00 Senior Citizens (age 60 & over)
  • $5.00 Military
  • FREE - RMSC Members - GCS employees with pass
  • Children age 3 and under - Not recommended

Members: When you go to purchase tickets you must be Signed In to receive your discounted rate! Simply click Sign In (or click Register to first create your web login) at the top of the page you are taken to after clicking on the “Click to Buy Tickets” button. Your discount will be reflected during checkout. Refunds will not be given if you forget to sign in.

A Ticket for Each Showtime Includes:

  • “Upstate’s Sky Tonight” (7:30pm & 8:45pm)
    Learn what’s happening in tonight’s sky including: planets, constellations, moon phases and special celestial events.
  • 6:00pm “Perfect Little Planet” or
    7:30pm “Perfect Little Planet” or
    8:45pm "Exploding Universe
  • SpacePark 360 Virtual Rollercoaster

Viewing at the Daniel Observatory (weather permitting)

Please arrive early.  You will need to have your ticket scanned prior to showtime.
Seating begins 15 minutes early.
Show begins promptly at showtime.
No entry after feature show begins.
Handicap visitors with walkers or wheel chairs should arrive 30 minutes early in order to request special seating.



Daniel Observatory (8:00-10:15pm) on Friday Starry Nights (weather permitting)

Daniel ObservatoryJoin our Astronomers in the Daniel Observatory for a spectacular view through the 23 inch refractor telescope.  Built in 1882 for Princeton University and used for astronomical research until 1964, this historic telescope is the 8th largest refractor in North America.



A 402 Roper Mountain Road, Greenville, S.C. 29615   P 864.355.8900   F 864.355.8948