Welcome to Como Planetarium!

About

  • Como Planetarium is a 55-seat planetarium that specializes in educational experiences. We have been in operation since 1975 and we operate both our 'classic' star ball and an updated system. We are located in Como Elementary School (we are not located in Como Park...nearby...but not in). Our state-of-the-art system provides the opportunity for visitors to take virtual trips though the solar system, as well as enjoy quality film productions on our 30 ft. diameter screen.

    School Groups

    Science education is our goal! We provide standards-based quality programing for pre-school through high school students. We are able to adapt presentations to best serve your students. We serve Saint Paul Public Schools, other districts, and educational organizations. 

    PreK-5th Grade

    Middle School & High School

    Homeschool Series

  • Youth Class

    Space Missions and Star Navigation- Grades 3-6

    Learn about missions to Mars, the moon and more! Build model rovers and use the citizen science project, Zooniverse, to explore the Martian terrain. Learn about our Sun, stars and planets by using our telescopes (weather permitting). Finally, we will explore how a few cultures across the world use stars and the sun to navigate.

    4 sessions-Tuesdays

    October 22, 29, November 12, 19

    5:30-7:00

    Admission to the 7:00 public presentations on class nights is included in the course registration.

    Price: $90

    Register: https://stpaul.ce.eleyo.com/course/9174/fall-2019-youth/space-missions-and-star-navigation

Public Shows

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    Astronomy is fascinating-at every age! We support learning through public educational presenations and telescope events. Attend a Tuesday evening public show during the school year $5 per ticket (free parking).

    5:30 pm for Preschool age

    7:00 pm General Audiences

     

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Como Planetarium Public Shows Calendar