Fleischmann Planetarium

Fleischmann Planetarium is closed

In light of the coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic, the University temporarily has closed the Fleischmann Planetarium. Weekend Wonders and Weekend Workshops are canceled until further notice. Your patience and understanding are appreciated.

Star Theatre is closed until further notice

*Alternate family/school shows may be selected by group leaders
***Brief "Star Walker" talk before shows

Experience astronomy in VR

Experience a powerful 360-degree immersive journey in VR you won’t soon forget. Call (775) 784-4811 to book a group of up to four. It’s just $5 a person for your adventure. Participants must be 13 or older.

Meet Paul McFarlane, Planetarium Director

Headshot of Paul McFarlanePaul McFarlane is the Director of the Fleischmann Planetarium and Science Center. An educator, Paul taught for more than 25 years in the Washoe County School District. He has studied astronomy and astrophysics at the University of Nevada, Reno’s Department of Physics, doing coursework and research using the McLean Observatory telescopes at the Redfield Campus. McFarlane also trained at Johnson and Kennedy Space Centers with aerospace and NASA experts in astronomy, engineering and planetary science. 

Meet Paul

Space Exhibit Hall

Get an immersive, hands-on learning experience in our Exhibit Hall. Open daily, with changing hands-on interactive displays and permanent exhibits that extend the planetarium experience.

$2 for non-members/free for members


Plan your visit

The Fleischmann Planetarium and Science Center is located on the campus of the University of Nevada, Reno. Learn more about getting to the Planetarium and where to park.

Getting to the Planetarium

Fleischmann Planetarium and Science Center is located north of Lawlor Events Center on North Virginia and 16th Street, It is 1.5 miles north of the downtown Reno arch.

Where to park

Free permit parking is available in the West Stadium Parking Complex, level 3, just east of the planetarium. Park between designated Planetarium parking signs.

Public transportation to the Planetarium

Fleischmann Planetarium and Science Center is served by Citifare bus lines, with stops throughout Reno and Sparks. For the downtown area’s public transportation system visit RTC.


Show admission

$9 General admission*
Ages 13-59

$7 Special admission
Children ages 3-12; seniors 60 and over; University of Nevada, Reno students; faculty, staff alumni with ID; WCSD students and teachers with ID; military with ID

$5 Group admission
15 or more with advance reservations

$2 Science Center Exhibits

*Special pricing for Planetarium members


Closed until further notice