Purchase General Admission and Planetarium Tickets
Visitors may purchase online tickets up to a week in advance. You must wait until 4 PM a week before to purchase advance tickets for that day the following week.
General Admission tickets are required in addition to the planetarium tickets and must be purchased separately. General admission tickets can be purchased on the website and are also available at the door.
Prior to purchase, please check the Calendar of Events to ensure that the show you interested in seeing is offered on the date you are visiting.
To guarantee admission to your show, please arrive at least 10 minutes before the advertised show time. Late admissions are NOT permitted.
No physical tickets are provided. Please bring a copy of the emailed receipt to confirm your purchase.
Planetarium shows run approximately 40-45 minutes. The theater is "looped" with a magnetic loop system that enables individuals with Telecoil-equipped hearing aids to fully enjoy planetarium shows, thanks to the New Hampshire Academy of Audiology and Oticon. Tickets to planetarium shows will be sold until approximately 10 minutes before scheduled show time. Please plan accordingly.
You May Need General Admission Tickets!
General admission to the McAuliffe-Shepard Discovery Center.
Planetarium tickets must be purchased separately for an additional $5.00.
FOR SATURDAY MAY 5, PLEASE PURCHASE AEROSPACEFEST TICKETS INSTEAD OF GENERAL ADMISSION TICKETS; A SHOW IS INCLUDED, PLEASE CHOOSE YOUR SHOW WHEN YOU ARRIVE.
Saturday, May 4: This is our special annual festival day! Please purchase an AEROSPACEFEST ticket instead of general admission and planetarium admission tickets. Your AerospaceFest admission ticket is all inclusive, there is no need to purchase planetarium show tickets.
All other days, please note: Planetarium admission is in addition to general admission. Admission to the Discovery Center's planetarium is not available without purchase of a general admission ticket. Please plan to arrive at least 20 minutes before the start of your show; planetarium doors lock at the start of the show and late seating is not allowed.