November 7 | VLM Birthday Community Celebration
Celebrate the VLM’s 55th Birthday with a special admission price of $5.50 a person! It is our gift to the community to celebrate our years of connecting people to nature! Timed tickets will be sold and planetarium shows will be shown throughout the day for $4 (non-members).
We are expecting to welcome lots of new and returning guests, so we are asking all visitors, members and non-members to reserve your tickets ahead of time. You may use the link below to do so.Purchase Tickets Here
In addition to the reduced admission, the Abbitt Planetarium will also be hosting an increased number of planetarium shows. Please look at the table below for the schedule.
|10:30 am||Virginia Skies||Virginia Skies Tickets|
|11:30 pm||Legends of the Night Sky: Orion||Orion Tickets|
|12:30 pm||Legends of the Night Sky: Perseus and Andromeda||Perseus & Andromeda Tickets|
|1:30 pm||Virginia Skies||Virginia Skies Tickets|
|2:30 pm – 3:15 pm||Legends of the Night Sky: Orion||Orion Tickets|
|3:30 pm – 4:15 pm||Legends of the Night Sky: Perseus and Andromeda||Perseus & Andromeda tickets|
Explore the evening skies above Virginia in this classic planetarium presentation. A staff astronomer will discuss seasonal constellations as well as any planets visible. Additional topics may be explored depending on celestial happenings around the time of your visit.
Legends of the Night Sky: Orion
Explore the evening sky and meet a friendly owl who spins a tale of the winter constellation Orion. Presented in dazzling laser lights, this is an exciting and often humorous version of the classic Greek legend of Orion.
Legends of the Night Sky: Perseus & Andromeda
The sky at night holds fascination for people of all ages. Join us in the Abbitt Planetarium for a look into the night sky and a fascinating retelling one of the classic Greek legends surrounding the constellations that can be found there. Perseus, one of the greatest heroes of Greek mythology, rescued the Ethiopian princess Andromeda from the sea monster. Children and adults alike will enjoy this delightful program.