Thank you to the almost 7000 visitors who joined us for our 2015-16 Public shows! 



50th anniversary picture

Opening weekend - September 23-24, 2016,
kicking off our year long 50th Anniversary celebration (1967-2017)!

Our schedule will be available in paper format in mid-August! 

In the meantime, CLICK HERE for a list of upcoming events
for our special celebration,  including the RETURN of our Laser Weekend
(January 20-21, 2016)



News Release (3/9/16):  Ward Beecher Planetarium receives $650K as part of major NASA funded educational initiative.

Show Notes:

  • Once the show has started, latecomers will not be admitted.
  • All shows are free and open to the public (donations are always appreciated).
  • No reservations are needed - doors open 30 minutes prior to show time.  First come, first seated!
  • Parking:  Street parking is available on Lincoln Ave. and Phelps St. Meters are free on the weekends. 
  • Overflow parking may be found in the Wick Avenue parking deck (M1) for $5.00.
  • The planetarium is very dark and sound travels very well in the room, the noise level may not be appropriate for everyone.
  • Parents should use their own judgment based on the program descriptions and knowledge of their child.
  • For more information, call the Planetarium’s InfoLine at 330 941-1370.
WBP Planetarium staff  

L-R:  WBP Staff:  Jill Mogg, Admin. Asst.;
Curt Spivey, Planetarium Engineer;
Dr. Patrick Durrell, Planetarium Director/Astronomy Faculty;
Dr. John Feldmeier, Astronomy Faculty;
Tiffany Wolbrecht, Planetarium Lecturer.
For more information, visit the "Contact Us" page