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Staerkel Planetarium

Parkland College

The William M. Staerkel Planetarium at Parkland College is the second largest planetarium in Illinois. With 128 seats beneath a 50-foot dome, the planetarium's digital projection system immerses you in the universe around us. Who can promise you the Sun, Moon, and stars and actually deliver?


  • Public programs Friday & Saturday nights at 7pm and 8pm

  • Fridays only in the summer months with Tuesday/Thursday matinees

  • Field trips can be scheduled through the week 8am to 4pm



2400 West Bradley Avenue

Champaign, IL  61821

Google Map

Show hotline: 217-351-2446

Office: 217-351-2568


Adults: $6 

Students, seniors & kids: $5

There is a doubleheader discount!  

Field trip rate is $3 per person (minimum 20 people)

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