Dupont Planetarium

471 University PKWY
Aiken, SC 29801


The Dupont Planetarium is housed at the Ruth Patrick Science Education Center on the campus of USC-Aiken. The 45-seat theater has a 30-foot diameter tilted dome and uses a Sky-Skan automation system to control video, still images and other special video effects. The centerpiece of the theater is a Digistar II graphics projector system that displays more than 9,000 stars down to the eighth magnitude. Two large sundials, a variety of telescopes and the only known camera obscura that displays real time images on a planetarium dome complement the facility. Shows are 1st and 3rd Friday & Sat. of each month at 7pm & 8pm. We also offer an Early Bird Special with lower ticket price and first Saturday of each month 4 & 5 pm.

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471 University PKWY
Aiken, SC 29801

Phone: 803-641-3654
Fax: 803-641-3615


  • Admission : Adults $4.50; seniors $3.50; children (K-12th grades) $2.50; children younger than 4 not admitted. Some prices may change based on show.
  • Days and Hours of Operation : Every Saturday, call for special show times.
  • Days and Holidays Closed : New Year's Eve, New Year's Day, Christmas eve/day
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