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Private Parties

Private Parties

UTA Planetarium atrium
A private party in the UTA Planetarium atrium

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.

UTA Planetarium ShowBook

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

Click to open the UTA Planetarium ShowBook

  • Virtual Field Trip
    Let a UTA astronomer take your class on a virtual tour of the night sky!

Birthday Parties

Host a birthday party for your child that's out of this world! Birthday parties start at $299 and 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

Dinner Under the Stars

UTA Planetarium is a great way to spend your anniversary or propose to your special someone. Eat a private dinner under a beautiful nighttime sky for a romantic night out. A three-course meal, wine service, and a custom show are included in your private two-hour dinner. Photos and music for the custom show must be submitted no later than two-weeks before your event.

Reserving UTA Planetarium Event Spaces for your Private Event

To begin, simply submit a private party request.