Millholland Planetarium

Special Thanks to the current Planetarium’s Sponsors for the 2017-2018 year:

  • John & Eileen Leach
  • Kenneth K. & Suzanne G. Millholland Endowment


Public planetarium shows and daytime laser shows are included in CSC’s General Admission, on a first-come, first-seated basis.



Current Public Shows

See Calendar for showtimes

Little Star that Could & Holiday Laser Lights








Tuesday & Thursday at 2:30 p.m.,  Friday at 3:30 p.m., Saturday at 1:30 p.m., and Sunday at 2:30 p.m.


 Star of Wonder






Wednesday, and Friday at 2:30 p.m., and Saturday at 3:00 p.m.


Seasonal Stargazing

Planetarium PAGE Banner Ursa Major

Discover the stars and constellations visible in the current night sky over the Catawba Valley. (Presented as a second feature with selected shows.)


About the Millholland Planetarium
Planetarium faked-thirdThe Millholland Planetarium opened in 2007. This theater features full-dome digital technology – MediaGlobe II, created by Konica-Minolta of Japan – and a powerful surround sound system to truly transport audiences beyond the confines of Earth. Visitors will be immersed in giant-screen, 30-foot dome images of the surface of the Sun, Mars, nearby galaxies and beyond. Features include Seasonal Stargazing and topical presentations. Explore the rings of Saturn, massive black holes, volcanoes, ocean depths, the human body and more. All shows are double features, which include a main feature and a look at the seasonal night sky.

 Planetarium shows and daytime laser shows are included in CSC’s General Admission, on a first-come, first-seated basis.

See Calendar for showtimes

Keep stars shinning

A donation will help CSC to keep presenting the universe to children and adults from the Catawba Valley, across the state, and beyond.

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The Millholland Planetarium is proud to be associated with the British Fulldome Institute, which provides some of the planetarium’s fulldome images and programs.




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a short drive from Morganton, Statesville, Lenoir, Lincolnton, and Western NC.

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