Host a Private Party

A family reunion under the Texas sky... Star-gazing on your daughter's Sweet 16... 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 UTA Planetarium

The dome and atrium are both available to you and your guests as a unique venue for a truly memorable private event experience! The dome seats 150 and is the perfect setting for presentations, ceremonies, and other gatherings. If you'd like a show projected onto the dome during your event, we'll work with you to select one that will complement your occasion. The atrium is a perfect event space for receptions, dinners, or informal gatherings and can hold 50 people seated comfortably or up to 75 standing.

Birthday Parties

Host a birthday party that's out of this world! Birthday parties include:

  • One hour show in the dome
  • One hour party in the atrium
  • Custom photographs programming of up to 15 pictures
  • Up to 50 guests
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Ceremony Under the Stars

The Planetarium provides a unique environment for your very special occasion. Your choice of space themes such as: Moon view, Mars, Galaxies, and many more is exclusively programmed for your event. Ceremonies in the Planetarium include:

  • Up to 75 people
  • Up to 3 hours rental for ceremony
  • 1.5 hour rehearsal
  • Stage set up and custom theme programming

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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 a beautiful night sky for a romantic night out. Dinner Under the Stars includes:

  • 2 hours total in the Planetarium (includes dinner and a show)
  • 3 course dinner catered by UTA Maverick Catering
  • Optional wine/champagne service
  • Dinner is served in the Planetarium for 2 people under the starry sky
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UTA Planetarium ShowBook

The ShowBook is a full list of all the shows we offer.

See what it takes to become an astronaut and the effect the environment of space has on the human body.

Atlas of a Changing Earth
This is the story of how a revolution in one of the most basic of all human enterprises – the making of maps – is shedding new light on our planet’s evolution in the wake of rising global temperatures.

Back To The Moon For Good
Narrated by Tim Allen, Back To The Moon For Good immerses us in the Google Lunar XPRIZE race to the Moon and the human stories of both the competition and the collaboration it inspires.

Black Holes
Take the ultimate journey in space and time! Learn how mammoth stars make a black hole and help figure out where they might lead.

Cosmic Origins Spectrograph
Discover Hubble Space Telescope's Cosmic Origins Spectrograph (CoS) instrument, the nature of light, spectroscopy, the use of quasars as background light sources, material identification by spectrum, and the cycling of material within and surrounding galaxies.

Dynamic Earth
Explore the inner workings of Earth's climate engine with visualizations based on satellite monitoring data and advanced supercomputer simulations.

Europe to the Stars
Europe to the Stars takes the viewer on an epic journey behind the scenes at the most productive ground-based observatory in the world, revealing the science, the history, the technology and the people.

Experience the Aurora
Over seven months in the Arctic Circle, crews captured timelapse images of the Aurora Borealis with high resolution digital SLR cameras outfitted with fisheye lenses. The results are spectacular!

From the Earth to the Universe
The night sky, both beautiful and mysterious, has been the subject of campfire stories, ancient myths and awe for as long as there have been people. A desire to comprehend the Universe may well be humanity's oldest shared intellectual experience. Yet only recently have we truly begun to grasp our place in the vast cosmos. To learn about this journey of celestial discovery, from the theories of the ancient Greek astronomers to today's grandest telescopes, we invite you to experience From Earth to the Universe.

Ice Worlds
See the effect of ice in our own ecosystem, and travel to distant worlds to see how ice shapes the landscape and natural systems there.

Magnificent Sun
Discover our Magnificent Sun in this UT Arlington original show!

Mayan Archeoastronomy
Mayan Archaeoastronomy: Observers of the Universe is unique among planetarium shows, intertwining science and mythology to take the viewer on a poetic journey through how the Mayans have viewed and understood the Universe throughout their history.

Mayan Prophecies
Visit the Classic Mayan cities of Uxmal, Chichen Itza, Tikal, and Palenque to discover how the Maya aligned their temples to watch their sky gods and used interlocking calendars to record the past and predict the future.

One World, One Sky: Big Bird's Adventure
Discover the night sky with Big Bird, Elmo and their new friend from China, Hu Hu Zhu.

Our Violent Planet
A fulldome show about earthquakes, volcanoes, tsunamis, earth, geology and continental drift.

Out There: The Quest for Extrasolar Worlds
Set out on a journey to learn about other worlds much like our own oasis in the universe.

Phantom of the Universe
The title "Phantom of the Universe" reflects dark matter's invisible presence everywhere in the universe from galaxies to deep inside the earth.

Pink Floyd - Dark Side of the Moon
Pink Floyd is the classic rock that everyone loves. Combine that with the amazing CG visual effects and you have an absolutely amazing show that no one should miss.

Pink Floyd - The Wall
Pink Floyd is the classic rock that everyone loves. Combine that with the amazing CG visual effects and you have an absolutely amazing show that no one should miss.

Story of the first spacecraft landed on the comet surface. Rosetta spacecraft and "Philae" lander seek clues about the origins of the Solar System and life on Earth. Meet the challenges of a 10 year long mission.

Secret of the Cardboard Rocket
Join two children on a magical journey through the Solar System, aided by a talking astronomy book, a cardboard rocket, and a vivid imagination.

Spacepark 360: Infinity
The fastest fulldome show continues with 9 all new rides!

Stars of the Pharaohs
Travel to ancient Egypt to see how science was used to tell time, make a workable calendar, and align huge buildings.

The Hot and Energetic Universe
The planetarium documentary 'The Hot and Energetic Universe' presents with the use of Immersive Visualisations and real images the achievements of the modern astronomy, the most advanced terrestrial and orbital observatories, the basic principles electromagnetic radiation and the natural phenomena related to the High Energy Astrophysics.

The Sun, Our Living Star
The Sun, Our Living Star tells the story of our nearest star and our planet's powerhouse, the source of energy that drives Earth's winds and weather, and the ball of light that allows the very existence of life.

Two Small Pieces of Glass
Four hundred years ago, a simple adjustment to a child's spyglass revealed for the first time an infinite and perplexing universe to our eyes and imaginations. Join us today, as the world's great telescopes, born of that serendipitous moment, gaze farther into the distant past - and into our future.

Unveiling the Invisible Universe
Explore the images of the cosmos as they were revealed over the last few centuries in the most immersive way imaginable!

Violent Universe
The beauty of a starlit sky conceals the violent forces at work within our universe.

We Are Astronomers
Do you know what an astronomer does? Today's astronomer is not the lone observer of past centuries. We Are Astronomers reveals the global collaboration, technology, and dedication required to answer the unresolved questions of the Universe.

Wonders of the Universe
Peer deep into space through the eyes of the orbiting Hubble Space Telescope and travel back billions of years in time to witness the birth of the universe.

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Visiting The Planetarium

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