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Abrams Planetarium

755 Science Rd.
Michigan State University
East Lansing, MI 48824
Phone: (517) 355-4676
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Rediscover the wonders of the universe at Abrams Planetarium. The sky theatre features fantastic star shows produced by a digital star projector. The planetarium also serves as an astronomy and space science education resource center.

A great option to explore during down time between sports events.

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  • Directions: FROM NORTH: 127 South to Saginaw St./M43 East exit. Turn left (east) on M43. Go approximately 2 miles to Bogue St. Turn right (south) on Bogue St. (you will now be on MSU campus). Go approximately 1/2 mile to Shaw Lane. Turn right (west-traffic circle) onto Shaw Lane. Take Shaw Lane to Science Rd. (1st road you come to). Turn left (south) on Science Rd. Planetarium is on the lefthand side (east) and parking lot is on the righthand side (west). FROM EAST: 96 West to 127 North (Exit 106B). Take 127 North to Trowbridge Rd.(Exit 9). Take Trowbridge Rd. to Harrison Rd. Turn left (north) on Harrison Rd. Go approximately 1/2 mile to Shaw Lane. Turn right (east) onto Shaw Lane. Go past 6 streets to Science Rd. Turn left (north) on Science Rd. Planetarium is on the righthand side (east) and parking lot is on the lefthand side (west). FROM SOUTH: 127 North to Trowbridge Rd. (Exit 9). Take Trowbridge Rd. to Harrison Rd. Turn left (north) on Harrison Rd. Go approximately 1/2 mile to Shaw Lane. Turn right (east) onto Shaw Lane. Go past 6 streets to Science Rd. Turn left (north) on Science Rd. Planetarium is on the righthand side (east) and parking lot is on the lefthand side (west). FROM WEST: 96 East to 496/Downtown Lansing (Exit 95). Take 496 East to Trowbridge Rd. (Exit 9). Take Trowbridge Rd. to Harrison Rd. Turn left (north) on Harrison Rd. Go approximately 1/2 mile to Shaw Lane. Turn right (east) onto Shaw Lane. Go past 6 streets to Science Rd. Turn left (north) on Science Rd. Planetarium is on the righthand side (east) and parking lot is on the lefthand side (west).
  • Hours of Operation: Office hours: Mon.-Fri. 8:30 a.m.-noon, 1 p.m.-4:30 p.m.. Public showtimes: Fri.–Sat. 8 p.m., Sun. 2:30 and 4 p.m. Doors open 30 minutes prior to showtime.
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  • Admission Price: Admission: Adults $4, students and seniors $3.50, ages 12 years and under $3.
Facility Info
  • Description The Abrams Planetarium is available for special events such as receptions, retirement parties, and more. We are located on the Michigan State University Campus at 755 Science Road. Events can be hosted in our lobby. Costs include the presence of planetarium staff, some set up and take down. You can have a planetarium show as part of your event for an additional charge. To book us for an event or for any questions you may have, please call 517-355-4676.
  • Largest Room 1
  • Reception Capacity 80
  • Space Notes We have a small projector that we can hook up to a laptop and microphones for any presentations you would like to do in our theater. This would be a presentation done by your group as opposed to a planetarium show. Planetarium Show If you would like a planetarium show, there is an additional fee: •30 Minute Show- $2.00 per person • 45 Minute Show- $3.00 per person • 60 Minute Show- $4.00 per person If you wish to only come for a planetarium show without setting up any reception in our lobby, you are welcome to book that within the same time frame at $4.00 per person with an $80.00 minimum charge. Generally can host events Monday-Thursday after 5:30 pm or Saturdays before 7 pm anytime in the year except from the last week of July through the first week of September. Due to our small staff, we can only do a limited number of events per year, so all events are determined on a case by case basis. In general, we cannot take reservations for events more than a year in advance. Whole Planetarium (2-3 hours) - $300 Whole Planetarium (4-5 hours) - $500 Includes: •Setup and cleanup time before and after the event • Use of 8 6-foot folding tables • Use of 32 folding chairs •Staff time If need additional tables and chairs, linens, or decor have to provide those as well as any setup up before your event. You will need to pay the day of your event.
  • Theatre Capacity 141
  • Banquet Capacity 80
  • Number of Rooms 1