You do not need to print out paper tickets (regardless of what Eventbrite says) we do electronic check-in by name at the door.
Voyage Through the Solar System is a live show presented by astronomers from The Ohio State University. It is a 45 minute planetarium presentation, followed by a few minutes of Questions and Answers. Voyage Through the Solar System will take visitors on a tour of our solar system, stopping by the planets, dwarf planets and the Through the Solar System is presented at a level appropriate for a general audience. Children are welcome, and the material itself is appropriate for all ages, but the level of discussion will be geared towards an older audience. Much like many films, young children will likely enjoy the show, but probably won't understand all of it
The OSU Planetarium is located on the 5th floor of Smith Laboratory at 174 W 19th Ave, on the OSU Main Campus in Columbus, Ohio.Map to Smith LaboratoryEnter through our main entrance at the northeast entrance of Smith Lab, follow signs to the northeast elevator (or the stairs) and take it up to the 5th floor. Note: It does matter that you go to the elevator at the north end of the building. The other building doors will likely be locked if it is not during normal university hours, and the other stairwells and elevators in the building do not go all the way up to the 5th floor, so you must work your way to the northeast corner to get to the planetarium. Please plan on arriving at least 5-10 minutes before the planetarium shows, since the doors will typically remain closed once the show begins.
ParkingUnfortunately, there is no parking available at Smith Lab itself. Public parking garages are located nearby on the OSU campus, with parking available off High Street, for a small fee. We recommend the Tuttle Garage or Ohio Union South Garage which are open to visitors during the day. Arps Garage is available after 4 pm. Please note that construction still significantly impacts access to various garages, so please allow additional time to reach the planetarium.
Parking fees for campus garages are $4.00 for one hour and $6.50 for 2 hours. Please see OSU CampusParc for the OSU CampusParc Parking Map [pdf]
Accessibility The OSU Planetarium has a number of accessibility features available for those with disabilities. Please see our accessibility page for details or contact us directly if you have special requirements.