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Planetarium 60th Anniversary Weekend

Saturday, December 11
10 am – 5 pm

Admission/Cost Details:
Museum admission is required, planetarium shows are free for everyone every Saturday and Sunday (including the 11th and 12th) for all of December. Tickets are required for Planetarium shows due to limited capacity. Tickets can be acquired at Admissions and

Ho’okipa Desk. Planetarium show tickets are NOT available online.

Celebrate the 60th anniversary of the J. Watumull Planetarium on Saturday, December 11, and Sunday, December 12, with free Planetarium programs for all, as well as giveaways, special activities, and more.

Free Planetarium Programs

10:00 a.m.—Experience the Aurora

11:30 a.m.—Wayfinders

1:00 p.m.—Moons: Worlds of Mystery

2:30 p.m.—Wayfinders

4:00 p.m.—Experience the Aurora

Tickets required due to limited capacity; pick up at Admissions or Hoʻokipa Desk.

No more than two programs per guest.


Solar Viewing with University of Hawaiʻi Institute for Astronomy

Talk with real astronomers and safely view the sun through telescopes with solar filters, weather permitting.

Gallery Lawn

Walk the Solar System

Take a self-guided tour of the solar system on the Great Lawn.

Pocket Solar System

10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Make your own scale model of the distances between the objects in our solar system to take home.

Free Planetarium admission provided by the City and County Grants in Aid program

Event cover Image credit:

Art by Scott Sugiuchi for Mid-Century Aloha


Dec 11 2021


10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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J. Watumull Planetarium


J. Watumull Planetarium
Bernice Pauahi Bishop Museum


Bernice Pauahi Bishop Museum