A family reunion under the Texas sky.
Star-gazing on your daughter's Sweet Sixteen.
Roasting your favorite co-worker with a rock-and-roll light show.
Presenting a life-time achievement award to a star volunteer.
You can have it all at The Planetarium at UT Arlington!
The Planetarium Dome Theater, the atrium area, and the executive conference room are all available to you and your guests as a unique venue for a truly memorable private event experience!
With seating for 148 in the Dome, The Planetarium provides the perfect setting for presentations, ceremonies, and other gatherings. We'll work with you to select a show to complement your occasion.
The atrium is a perfect event space for receptions, dinners, or informal gatherings and can hold 50 people seated comfortably or 75 - 100 standing. The executive conference room, located on the third floor of the Chemistry-Physics Building, is well-suited for board or working group meetings and can hold about the same number of people as the atrium depending on how many tables are needed and how they are configured.
We will work with you and your budget for rental of the Planetarium for your next event.
Children's Birthday Parties
Host a birthday party for your child that's out of this world! Birthday parties start at $299 and include:
- One hour Planetarium show from our Show Book
- One hour in the atrium
- One year membership ($40 value)
- Custom picture programming of up to 15 pictures
- Two 1-Topping Large pizzas
- Up to 50 guests
Additional pizzas can be ordered for $9 per pizza. We can also provide the paper goods for a nominal fee, give us a call to find out what themes we can provide.
Dinner Under the Stars
The Planetarium is a great way to spend your anniversary, or propose to your special someone. Eat a private dinner under the Planetarium's sky for a romantic night out. A three course meal, wine service and a custom show are included in your private 2 hour dinner. Photos and music for the custom show must be submitted no later than 2 weeks before your event.
Reserving The Planetarium Event Spaces for your Private Event
Step 1: Select a show
If you would like to view a show during your event, select one or more shows from our Show Book. You may, instead or in addition to, want a customized show for a truly one-of-a-kind multi-media event. If so, we can work with you on that.
Step 2: Consider catering options
If you would like to serve food and beverages during your event, we'll work with you to develop a menu to fit your occassion. See our interactive catering menu to get started.
Step 3: Submit a Private Party Scheduler form
To begin the reservation process, please submit a Private Party Scheduler form. We'll look at our schedule and contact you within 2 business days to finalize all the details of your event including show selection, custom show programming, catering, parking, and other details.