Astronomy Experiences Available at the Creation Museum

by Creation Museum on April 15, 2021

The heavens declare the glory of God (Psalm 19:1), and you can experience some of the glory displayed in the nighttime sky with our Stargazer’s Nights and Astronomy Live programs at the Creation Museum. These fascinating programs are taught by our resident astronomer, Dr. Danny Faulkner, a former astronomy professor.

Stargazer’s Nights

During our Stargazer’s Nights, you’ll enjoy an evening of astronomy, fellowship, and worship as you journey through the universe. You’ll have exclusive access to a planetarium show not typically presented at the museum and then go to our observatory to use our telescopes.

Johnson Observatory Telescopes

Depending on the time of the year, you’ll be treated to a variety of heavenly views. There will be binary stars, nebulae, globular clusters, galaxies, and planets. You may even see an iridium flare as a satellite passes by or view the space station as it races overhead. It’s amazing to see the actual colors of stars: one crowd favorite is a binary pair of stars, one yellow and one blue.

Astronomy Live

You can also join us for an Astronomy Live evening to experience the constellations inside our state-of-the-art planetarium (where weather is never an issue!). Enjoy an in-depth presentation of the night sky as it appears the evening of the event, then come back during different seasons to see how the sky changes.

Stargazer Planetarium Screen

We encourage you to consider these programs as you plan your visit to ensure availability. Check out the event pages for our Stargazer’s Nights or Astronomy Live to see if they will be offered during your trip. Space is limited, so be sure to register today.