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Sam B. Peña Planetarium

Planetarium and Science Center Astronomy is the oldest of the sciences and the one which has held the strongest grip on our imagination over the centuries. The modern era of space telescopes and sophisticated space probes has brought with it a great expansion of our cosmic horizons and many surprising changes in our understanding of the universe.

The planetarium provides students with the opportunity to explore the wonders of the universe in an exciting and stimulating manner. Visitors will take imaginary, but realistic, trips through our solar system, as well as explore a variety of other astronomy-related topics.

The Peña Planetarium features a 30-foot Spitz dome screen and a new full-dome, high definition, digital projection system.

The Peña Planetarium has a seating capacity of 70.



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Tulare County Office of Education
Planetarium & Science Center
11535 Avenue 264, Visalia, CA 93277

Conan Palmer
Planetarium & Science Center Supervisor
(559) 733-6433 • fax: (559) 730-2747



Jim Vidak, County Superintendent of Schools
Tulare County Office of Education
All mail to: P.O. Box 5091, Visalia, CA 93278-5091
Physical address: 6200 S. Mooney Blvd., Visalia, CA 93277
phone: (559) 733-6300 • fax: (559) 737-4378

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