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Reno - Fleischmann Planetarium and Science Center

1664 North Virginia Street


Fleischmann Planetarium is part of the University of Nevada, Reno and Extended Studies. We offer public star shows and large-format films showing daily in our dome theater, and public star observing courtesy of the Astronomical Society of Nevada. Built in 1964 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).

After recently undergoing upgrades, Fleischmann Planetarium and Science Center is now one of the first of a handful of planetariums around the world to utilize the Spitz SciDome digital projector, a high-resolution, state-of-the-art immersive visualization tool that produces extraordinarily bright and colorful 3-D images. The new projector is also adaptable to a number of disciplines and uses, supporting collaborations among the planetarium, other University departments and programs, and community organizations.


LaRena Fry

Wednesday, May 2, 2018
What a great activity we have right here in town. If you are into stars and the universe then this is the spot for you. They have a small variety of show and a changing exhibit. Parking is free. All you need to do is go inside and ask for a parking permit. You take it back to your car and stick it in the window. The parking garage is just after the entrance to KNPB Channel 5. The gift shop has some unique items. My favorite are magnetic rocks. The customer service here is spot on. I think Olivia was the name of the employee who sold us are tickets. She was very nice.

Deborah Paul

Monday, May 7, 2018
This is a very underrated spot in Reno. Took a quarter to get here on the Sierra Spirit. The planetarium is free and very informative. Wished I could have stayed for a show.

michelle Wallace

Saturday, April 7, 2018
It's interesting and informative. Nice little Saturday well spent. Not that expensive.

Josh King

Wednesday, Oct. 25, 2017
I have loved the Planetarium since I was a young kid. It's a very unique experience and excellent for kids to get some science. The shows are all fascinating and they are budget friendly. The kids always love the shows and exhibits as well as the gift shop. Great place!

Evan Garibay

Friday, Jan. 26, 2018
I remember coming here as a kid with my dad. Great memories watching the stars, exploring the exhibitions, and learning about space. Not much has changed since then, but the goal of teaching people about our vast universe remains the same. I'm a bit disappointed they haven't renovated. I think UNR needs to invest more in this area. I watched "Black Holes" and it was awesome. I really did feel educated afterwards. It was about 40 minutes, and the ticket was only $6. The exhibition focused on our history in space, gravity, and showed some really cool artifacts. Even the small shop filled with little toys and knick knacks was interesting. I ended up getting a small geode. Plus if you check in they give you ten percent off. My interest in learning never stops, so I won't hesitate coming back again. For only a few bucks you can experience a wonderful showing about space, and it'll keep you entertained.

Fleischmann Planetarium and Science Center is not affiliated with AmericanTowns Media