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 at Como Elementary School (780 W Wheelock Pkwy, St Paul, MN 55117). Our system provides the opportunity for visitors to take virtual trips through the solar system, as well as enjoy interactive lessons.
Join Como Planetarium and Saint Paul Natural Resources to celebrate the night sky!
Drop by between 6pm-8pm to peek through a telescope and see stars, visit comet C/2022 E3, and other celestial delights! Ask staff your questions and learn all about astronomy, then step inside to try a few astronomy-themed activities and crafts.
Inside space is limited, so please dress to be outside. Winter nights in Saint Paul can be chilly!
Telescopes will be set up in the athletic field northwest of Como and Lexington. Accessing the scopes will require traveling across the snowy, uneven ground: up to 500ft from the Como East Picnic Pavilion parking lot, or up to 1/2 mile from the Historic Streetcar Station.
If you need accommodation to participate in this program or have questions about its accessibility, please send us a message!
Metro Transit Buses 3A and 83 stop near Lexington and Como.
Limited parking is available at the Historic Streetcar Station (1224 Lexington Pkwy). Additional Parking is available at the Como East Picnic Pavilion (1199 Midway Pkwy).
Bicycle racks may be under snow, but there are features to lock a bike to at the Como East Picnic Pavilion (1199 Midway Pkwy).
Public Tuesday Night Programs (See 'Upcoming Programs' for more details)
February 7th, 6-8 pm- Star Party (at the Historic Streetcar Station-Como and Lexington Ave)
February 14th, 5:30 & 7:00 pm-Family Valentines Day
March 21, 5:30 & 7:00 pm-Seasonal Changes
April 18th 5:30 & 7:00 pm-NASA Missions
May 2, 7:00 pm-TBA