Please remember that events may be canceled or rescheduled last minute due to unpredictable weather or other factors. We encourage you to reach out to event organizers before heading out to an event to verify it is still happening.
Season of Light traces the history and development of many of the world’s December holiday customs, all of which involve lighting up the winter season. Season of Light also recounts the historical religious and cultural rituals practiced during the time of winter solstice – not only Christian and Jewish, but also Celtic, Nordic, Roman, Irish, Mexican, and Hopi. It also looks at some of our more light-hearted seasonal traditions.
Tickets can be purchased in the planetarium lobby 30 minutes prior to the shows. Cash and checks (made out to Parkland College only), VISA, Mastercard, Discover, and American Express.
They cannot accept bills over $20.
No gift cards of any kind can be accepted.
No advance ticket sales; all tickets are sold at the door.
Public Show Admission
Children (12 and under), seniors (65 and over), and Parkland students and staff: $7
Stay for both regular shows on the same evening and get the second show half price!
Groups (20+): $4 per person (one show) or $6 per person (two consecutive shows)
Friends of the Staerkel Planetarium members: no charge