Fleischmann Planetarium and Science Center

Fleischmann Planetarium and Science Center

1664 N. Virginia Street / Mailstop 272, Reno, NV 89557 - United States




Fleischmann Planetarium and Science Center is part of the University of Nevada, Reno and Extended Studies.

Open to the public, we offer daily digital planetarium shows in our dome theater, field trips and educational outreach in Earth and space science, and telescope sessions here onsite on first and fourth Fridays.

Built in 1963 and originally called the “Fleischmann Atmospherium-Planetarium," we were the first planetarium in the world to project full-dome movies (of time-lapse clouds and weather phenomena).


Our Exhibits include "Be the Astronaut" simulators, meteorites and "Mission Moon" activities. In addition, we offer science demos, safe solar telescope viewing of our Sun and free NASA prizes.

We encourage explorers of all ages to join us on Museum Day and throughout the year for our astronomy and astronautic adventures!

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