Visit the Planetarium
Tour the universe with an astronomer!
Explore the night sky over Toronto and travel to the farthest reaches of space and time in a fascinating planetarium show presented by the Dunlap Institute for Astronomy & Astrophysics.
Shows are presented live by an astronomer in the University of Toronto’s 25-seat star theatre, which is equipped with a new 4K digital projector and sophisticated planetarium software.
It’s your chance to explore the cosmos and have all your cosmic questions answered by a U of T astronomer.
How can we buy tickets?
Larger groups, such as school classes, Guide and Scout groups, birthday parties, and corporate events should reserve the entire planetarium for a group show at the time of your choosing.
We are not open on a walk-in basis. Please note that we are not the McLaughlin Planetarium, which closed permanently in 1995.
What happens during a show?
If you book the entire planetarium at the group rate, you may select our current-events show, or choose from one of the topics listed in our FAQ (detailed show descriptions are forthcoming).
Can we see the telescopes at the observatory?
Group bookings include optional access to the observatory. If you select this option, your group will spend 30 minutes in the planetarium and 30 minutes at the observatory, seeing the telescopes. If the weather is good, we will set up the telescopes to allow you to view the sky. If the weather is poor, you may choose to skip the observatory portion of your visit and spend the full hour in the planetarium.
Please note that, to accommodate groups of 50 people or more within a single hour, a visit to the observatory is required.
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There is no parking lot at the Astronomy Building, in which the planetarium is located. There is metered parking on the streets around the planetarium, including Russell St. For more information about parking on the University of Toronto campus, please visit parking.utoronto.ca.
For guests arriving by chartered bus, we suggest that your bus discharge its passengers on one of the side streets around the Astronomy Building, rather than on St. George St. itself, which can be quite busy.
The area around the planetarium is well served by transit. We are less than ten minutes’ walk from either the Queen’s Park subway station and only fifteen minutes from the St. George subway station. We are about two minutes’ walk from the many bus routes along College St. and Spadina Ave.
Please note that the planetarium is not wheelchair accessible–the planetarium is down a short flight of stairs from street level and there is no elevator. For accessible programming, please see our list of Speakers and our upcoming events.
Please note that we are not the McLaughlin Planetarium. That building is still standing, but has not operated as a planetarium since 1995.
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