The University of Texas at Arlington

The University of Texas at Arlington

UTA Planetarium

UTA Planetarium

Private Parties

The Planetarium atrium Submit a request for a private party to The Planetarium

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, and the atrium area are both 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.

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 $249 and include:

  • One hour Planetarium show from our Show Book
  • One hour in the atrium
  • Custom picture programming of up to 15 pictures
  • Up to 50 guests

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.

Submit a request for a private party to The Planetarium

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.