• Planetarium Sky Theater


  • 2023-2024 Planetarium Schedule

    Shows will be on the first and third Thursdays of the month. Showtimes are at 6:30pm and 8pm. Doors open 15 minutes early. Tickets will be available at the door. Cash/Card accepted.

    Pricing:
    Adults - $5
    Students w/ ID - $2
    Kids 15 and under with an accompanying adult - Free


    Month/Days Show Topic

    February 15th

    Stellar Spectacles of 2024

    March 7th/21st

    Foretelling the Future: Predicting Eclipses

    April 4th/18th

    James Webb Space Telescope Discoveries

    May 2nd/16th

    The Pale Blue Dot: A Cosmic Perspective on Scale

    June 6th/20th

    Summer Skies: Backyard Astronomy

    MHCC Planetarium Programs for Educators and Community Groups

    The Planetarium Sky Theater has live programs for school and community groups and private parties. You can request shows for Mondays from October through June. Shows are only available during daytime hours. There is a $100 facility-use fee for each program. The theatre can hold up to 70 people, and it is wheelchair accessible. Email Planetarium Director Will Blackmore for more information.

    Driving Directions to MHCC Planetarium

    Directions from Vancouver

    Travel south on I-205 to I-84 east
    Drive east on I-84 to exit 17, Troutdale
    Turn right onto 257th Ave. at stoplight
    Continue on 257th Ave. through Stark St.
    MHCC is on the left just south of Stark St.
    End at 257th Ave./Kane Rd.

    Directions from Portland

    Drive east on I-84 to exit 17, Troutdale
    Turn right onto 257th Ave. at stoplight
    Continue on 257th Ave. through Stark St.
    MHCC is on the left just south of Stark St.
    End at 257th Ave./Kane Rd.

    Passenger Vehicle Drop Off Directions

    Passenger vehicles turn left at 29th Street light into the MHCC campus, entrance "E." After entering campus, turn right (south) on campus roadway and then turn left into roundabout after passing a fountain and flagpoles.

    • Passenger vehicles may drop off passengers at the flagpoles.
    • From the flagpole roundabout area, walk down the stairs to the main mall level.
    • Turn left (north) and walk 25 meters to the entrance of the Planetarium on the left.

    Passenger vehicle parking is free, all days, all times, no permit required.

    Bus Drop Off Directions

    Do not turn left after entering the campus nor stop on any interior road to drop off passengers.

    • Turn right after entering campus. You will see a big cement fountain in the roundabout, where you may load and unload passengers.
    • From the fountain roundabout, walk north about 100 meters on the main mall level to the entrance of the Planetarium (glass double doors beneath the Library).

    Bus parking is in parking area "U" on the south end of campus off 17th Street. Do not park or stop buses on the campus road next to the College Theatre.