Scobee Planetarium

Scobee Planetarium Friday Public Programs for 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 7:30pm and 9:00pm programs. 

May Presentations:

  • 6:30 Attack of the Space Pirates 38 min. This is our animated family presentation with no age restriction.
  • 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 information 

The Scobee Planetarium ticket sales have been brisk during the 30 minutes prior to show times. It is encouraged that visitors arrive early if they plan to be seated. There are only 101 seats in our theatre and the shows often sell out. 

  • Tickets can be purchased at the ticket office inside the Scobee Education Center 30 minutes prior to show time. Tickets may be purchased with credit card, cash or check.
  • Seating is distributed on a first-come, first-served basis.  Groups should be together at the time of ticket purchase to ensure that all members of the group are present when the doors close. Shows start promptly at the designated times and due to the nature of the planetarium theatre, late entry is not permitted.  Shows last 40 to 60 minutes in length.
  • Birthday parties renting the spaces in the Scobee Education Center are provided 25 seats in the planetarium show following their gathering. These individuals are seated first as a result of this agreement. The Scobee Education Center does not sell advance tickets or take reservations separate from these birthday party agreements for Friday night shows. Birthday reservations are subject to availability of the Briefing Room, Mays North Lobby and programming.  

See show schedule for age restrictions. Age restrictions will not be waived for the 7:30pm and 9:00pm programs.

Ticket Prices 

  •  Children (ages 4 - 17) - $4.00 per show
  •  Adults (18+) - $5.00 per show
  •  Seniors (65+) and military with ID - $4.00 per show
  •  Alamo Colleges District personnel with ID - $2.00 per show

Directions

The Scobee Education Center is located within the San Antonio College campus and, while the campus address is 1819 N. Main Ave, this will bring you to the east side of campus with no direct access to our center.

It is far easier to locate San Antonio College's west side of campus and San Pedro Avenue.  From San Pedro Avenue, you will turn east onto W. Park Avenue.  This will bring you into the campus and you will see the large, blue Cheever Star Tower on your left.  This iconic architecture is located on the corner of our center and the "front door" to the center is on the terrace closest to this tower.  You may park free in Lots 21 or 29 without a decal, but should not park in Lots 20 or 22 as these are reserved for faculty and staff.  Lots 20 & 22 may result in a ticket.

Additional Info

  • Public programming is available on Friday Evenings only. School, camp and community group programs are available by reservation only during other times and dates. It is recommended that large scout and community groups prearrange their own programs instead of meeting at the public presentations in order to have everyone in their group seated. If you are coordinating a large group, please, contact our center to make special group arrangements during weekdays prior to the Friday evening public performances. Call 210-486-0100 or email sac-ScobeeCtr@alamo.edu  
  • Educators may download a summary of the planetarium presentations through the Scobee Educator web site at:  https://challengerscobee.org/educators/ 
  • The entire Scobee Education Center and planetarium are closed on the following dates for college vacations, holidays and private events: April 27, and July 4, 2018.