Public Library Website

Home > Books and Readers > Book Lists     



Summer Reading 2019 at South Windsor Public Library

Planetariums in Connecticut


 Children’s Museum of CT
950 Trout Brook Dr., W. Hartford 860-231-2824 Thechildrensmuseumct.org/planetarium
Rotating schedule of shows for all ages; live & recorded. Tickets can be purchased the day of the show (must be at least 15 minutes before). Please call to confirm the show schedule before you go.
 
Copernican Observatory & Planetarium
Between 245 & 175 Paul Manafort Dr., New Britain
Web.ccsu.edu/astronomy/?redirected
All programming is free and open to the public. Check the web site for information.
 
The Discovery Museum
4450 Park Ave., Bridgeport 203-372-3521
Discoverymuseum.org
Shows for the very, very young as well as those aimed at older kids and grown ups. The planetarium is on the lower level of the museum.
 
Glastonbury/East Hartford Magnet School Planetarium
95 Oak St., Glastonbury 860-652-7925
Glastonburyplanetarium.org
Only takes credit cards; pre-purchasing of tickets is suggested.
 
Leitner Family Observatory and Planetarium
355 Prospect St., New Haven 203-432-3000
Leitnerobservatory.yale.edu
Situated on the campus of Yale University; there are regular planetarium showings on Tuesday evenings that are open to the public.
 
Stamford Museum and Nature Center
39 Scofieldtown Rd., Stamford 203-977-6521
Stamfordmuseum.org
For children ages 6 and up; explore the night sky and learn about constellations, planets and more.

Treworgy Planetarium
75 Greenmanville Ave., Mystic 860-572-0711
mysticseaport.org/explore/planetarium
There are rotating planetarium shows here typically with a focus on navigation or some other sea-faring angle of the heavens. Explore how sailors used the sky to navigate the open sea at Mystic Seaport’s planetarium.
 
Westport Astronomical Society
182 Bayberry Lane, Westport  203-293-8759
was-ct.org
On Wednesday nights from 8:00 to 10:00 when the sky is clear, trained volunteers guide you through the night sky with high powered telescopes. This event is best for older children.