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1819 N. Main St.
San Antonio TX, 78212

Scobee Planetarium Friday Public Programs - May 2018

Friday evenings the Scobee Education Center planetarium opens at 6:00pm for public programming.  Tickets are sold 30 minutes prior to the start of each presentation in the Lackey Camp-Casper Ticket Booth located in the center.  Online advance sales and reservations are not available. Seating is first come, first seated and the theater has a 101 seat capacity.  Please, do not request that staff waiver the age restrictions for the 7:30 & 9:00pm programs.

 May Presentations:

6:30 Attack of the Space Pirates 38 min. This is our animated family presentation with no age restriction.  Parents with toddlers, be advised that this program has loud scenes that may scare very young children.

7:30 Sky Tonight Live! 40-50 min. Children must be 6yrs or older to attend.

9:00 Double Feature: Dynamic Earth & From the Earth to the Universe  55 min. Children must be 6yrs or older to attend.

Ticket Prices:

         $2.00  Alamo Colleges District students and employees with a current ID

         $4.00 Children 4-17, Seniors 65+ & Military with ID

         $5.00 Adults

Parking is available in unreserved spaces in Lot 21 off of San Pedro Ave. and W. Park Ave.   Look for the distinctive blue Cheever Star Tower at the corner of our building.

The Scanlan Observatory telescope may be available following the 9:00pm presentation at no fee if weather and staffing permits. On the First Friday of the month the SAAA astronomy club sets up for a free Star Party on the front terrace of the center, if the weather permits.  Cloudy skies prevents the use of telescopes.

Monday through Thursday, the Challenger Learning Center and Scobee Planetarium provide programming by reservation only for community and school groups of 25 to 101.  Reservations: or 210-486-0100.

Explorers Academy Camp - only a few spaces remain for campers!  Don't be "Lost in Space" where summer STEM camp is concerned.

The Explorers' Academy Camp runs from July 23rd through July 27th for middle school students who are entering 6th through 8th grades.  Student currently in 8th grade should seek out high school programs on their journey to high school. The fee for this camp is $300 and it includes the 8:30am - 4:00pm, Monday through Friday camp programs which includes daily STEM activities, Scobee Planetarium, and Challenger Learning Center experiences.  No after camp care is provided this year. 

Go to the web site below to register while spaces are still available. 


San Antonio College closes Fridays beginning June 1st:  The Scobee Education Center Remains Open!

During the summer months with a reduced faculty and staff the Alamo Colleges District colleges close their doors each Friday as a part of an energy conservation plan for the hotter months of the summer.  Since the Scobee Education Center's primary public program for the planetarium occurs on Friday and the center run camps and the Scobee Girls STEM Summit during the summer, the Scobee Education Center remains on a five-day work week.


Micronauts at Camp

Contact Information

For more information or to make a field trip reservation, contact:     

Monica Gutierrez, Administrative Services Specialist

Phone: 210-486-0103

Reservations Email:


Rick Varner, Center Director
Phone:  210-486-0402

For information regarding sponsorship of events, programs or exhibits,  contact:

Natasha Sobers, Coordinator of Program Development

Phone:  210-486-0956

For more information about the Scobee Planetarium, contact:

Michelle Risse, Planétarium Coordinator 
Phone: 210-486-0101


For more information about Challenger Learning Center missions and education programs, contact:

Jennifer Becerra,
Lead Flight Director/Academic Program Coordinator
Phone:  210-486-0955


Celina Terrones, Academic Program Specialist
Phone: 210-486-0095

Location:  (Campus mailing address - not the physical location)

San Antonio College campus

1819 N. Main Ave

San Antonio, TX  78212

Physically located approximately 1 block east of the intersection of San Pedro Ave. and West Park Street. Enter campus east on W. Park Ave. Free parking in non-reserved spaces is available in Lot 21 and Lot 29.  Look for the large blue Charlie Cheever Jr Star Tower across Lot 21 to your left.  Google Map: