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Planetarium welcomes public to summer matinee shows June 12

Planetarium & Science Center public shows

Planetarium & Science Center staff welcomes the public to enjoy family summer matinee shows on June 12. Guests may choose to see Earth, Moon & Sun at 12:00 p.m. or 2:00 p.m., or The Secrets of Gravity: In the Footsteps of Albert Einstein at 1:00 p.m. or 3:00 p.m. Tickets will go on sale at the planetarium box office at 11:00 a.m. on June 12.

Additionally, there will be two evening public shows presented in June. Perfect Little Planet will be presented on June 14 at 6:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m., followed two weeks later by From Earth to the Universe on June 28 at 6:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. Tickets for these evening shows go on sale at the planetarium box office at 5:00 p.m. on the day of the show.

Earth, Moon & Sun
How do the Earth, Moon and Sun work together as a system, and what is the myth and science behind it? Why does the Sun rise and set? Why do we see different constellations during different seasons? What is an eclipse? Learn about the Moon's phases and orbit. Explore past and future space travel to our moon and beyond.

The Secrets of Gravity: In the Footsteps of Albert Einstein
This show follows the adventures of 12-year-old Luke, who is far more interested in the universe and its secrets than boring magic spells. He is fascinated by the stars, the universe, and the laws of nature. One night, he sneaks into the Albert Einstein Museum where he meets ALBYX3, a small, clever but rather quirky robot who knows all about Albert Einstein and his theories. ALBY takes Luke on a magical journey through space and time during which they not only uncover the secrets of gravity, but also learn about friendship and imagination.

The Planetarium & Science Center is located at 11535 Avenue 264 in Visalia, on the southwest corner of Mooney Boulevard and Avenue 264. Tickets are available at the Planetarium office only after 9:00 a.m. on the day of the show. Tickets are $4 for adults and $3 for children 11 and under. Children must be accompanied by an adult. No late seating is offered once the planetarium doors close.

For more information, visit or call the Planetarium & Science Center office at (559) 737-6334.