Emil Buehler Perpetual Trust Planetarium at Seminole State College

Official Planetarium Reopening this fall! 

We are excited to announce that the planetarium will officially reopen on November 3rd. The date was moved in order to accomodate a change in the ribbon cutting ceremony proceeding the public reopening. We will be hosting a series of fundraising events in the month of September and an eclipse preparation program. Please check the show and events calendar below for more details. 

Shows and Events

Sep 30
Oct 14

Out-Of-This-World Presentations

The Emil Buehler Perpetual Trust Planetarium at Seminole State College of Florida offers live, interactive shows and full-dome video presentations that are unlike any planetarium show you'll ever experience. From traditional star displays and cultural shows that detail the importance of astronomy around the world, to feature presentations that whisk you through the depths of outer space, the planetarium has something for curious stargazers of all ages.

Located on the Sanford/Lake Mary Campus, the planetarium has served Central Florida for more than 25 years as a fun and educational resource for school groups and classes, from preschool to college.

The planetarium is also home to the Central Florida Astronomical Society, one of the largest amateur astronomy societies in the Southeast.

Our staff invites you to an unforgettable evening — to experience the fascinating world of astronomy. We hope that your time at the planetarium piques your curiosity to learn even more about Earth, our solar system and beyond.

Check out the planetarium's latest desktop image.

Planetarium Show Prices

Seniors (55 and up):$4
Students (grades K-12):$4
Non-Seminole State College Students (with ID):$4
Preschoolers and Seminole State students, faculty and staff:Free!

*The planetarium can only accept cash or checks at this time.

Show Information

Doors open at 8:15 p.m., and each show begins promptly at 8:30 p.m. The planetarium does not take reservations, so we advise everyone to arrive early for ideal seating. No one may enter or re-enter the planetarium once the show begins.

Friday Shows (Limited Availability)

  • Central Florida Nights: These shows typically run on the first, third and fifth Friday (excluding June, July, and August).
  • Special Feature Programs: These shows typically run on the second and fourth Friday (excluding June, July, and August).

*Please check our Show and Events calendar for dates and times.

Saturday Events 

  • Special Event Nights: These include our exciting star parties, festivals, and outreach programs.

*Please check our Show and Events calendar for dates and times.

For additional information regarding show times and descriptions, directions and more, call 407.708.2360.


General Information:
Derek Demeter

School Field Trips:
Planetarium Reservations

Media Requests
Derek Demeter