On the first Friday of each month, the museum closes briefly from 5 – 5:30 p.m., although the Hope Café remains open for anyone who wishes to enjoy dinner on site. When the museum reopens, a themed program is usually available in the atrium, and this evening will offer simple hands-on activities and videos related to the moon in preparation for the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 mission. Any admission purchased that day will include returning for First Friday, but admission for those entering the first time after 5:30 p.m. will be only $5 for the museum. Fractal experiences in the planetarium will be the normal charge of adults $10, seniors $7 & children $5 and offered at the usual times of 6, 7, 8 & 9 p.m. If the sky is clear, the observatory will be open briefly from 8:30 p.m. until the museum closes. At 6:30 p.m., the DynaTheater will show Superpower Dogs for an additional $5 per person. This 3D feature describes the life-saving superpowers and extraordinary bravery of some of the world’s most amazing dogs.
All Department of Cultural Affairs museums and historic sites, including this facility, are temporarily closed as a public health precaution due to the COVID-19 (coronavirus). These closures are part of the larger effort by state government to minimize public exposure. Please continue to visit this website for updates and to explore online resources and collections.