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    Special Events and Activities at the Science Center


     Mark Your Calendar Now     

    Join us this year for great activities including special events, planetarium programs and free, family science nights!


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     Outstanding FREE Family Events  



    Virtual FAMILY STEM Nights Coming Soon
    Check back for more details


    Friday Planetarium Nights       

    Friday Night Planetarium Programs  are back for  20-21 are virtual

    The Ancient Engineers Of Chaco Canyon



    Susie's Snowflake
    Presenting... our traditional winter program, enjoyed by 1000s of students and adults for over 20 years: Susie's Snowflake!! Yes, your favorite Howard B. Owens Science Center original planetarium program is now available as a video for streaming!! This is a high-resolution version for optimal quality.  If you need a lower resolution version, please contact me (

    Then, if you like, create a snowflake by drawing one or cutting one out using this template. Then dance in the snow with Planetarium Patty using this link


    NO COSTS for Virtual Programs- Please enjoy from the HBOSC staff


    Planetarium shows usually occur on the 2nd Friday of each month. 

    Cost is $5 for adults; $3 for teachers/seniors/students and children under 3 are free.

    For all programs, the doors will open by 7:00 PM for special activities related to the topic covered in the planetarium. The planetarium program will begin at 7:30 PM. 

    All programs include a tour of the current night sky.








    Stay Tuned for the Return of Planetarium Patty's Plaza
    It will return in 2021-22SY !
    "Speakers and dates are still being determined! Check back for updates!"
    Would you like to quench your thirst for more in-depth astronomy?  Then try visiting Planetarium Patty's Plaza (P3), a few special planetarium nights designed to take  you deeper into specific astronomical topics of interest.  These nights are geared towards anyone with an interest in astronomy, structured as a a lecture/Q&A session with some bonus night sky features.  
    Times for all programs are: 7:30 PM, doors open by 7:15 PM
     FREE to the Public



     Concert Under the Stars
    Concert Under the Stars
    check back for new events in the 2021-22 SY

    no advance tickets- seating on first come basis