Welcome to the William Brish Planetarium
WE ARE BACK!
Our equipment is repaired! We will open for our first show of the school year on
Tuesday, Sept. 27!
We will reopen with everyone's favorites -
5:30 pm - One World, One Sky
7:00 pm - Astronaut
We are reopening at our full, 64-seat capacity as a cashless experience.
Please continue to make reservations in advance at http://wbp.booktix.com/ to reserve your seat(s). However, we will also be accepting credit/debit cards (no cash) at the door.
Be aware that shows can sell out at any time.
Tickets are nonrefundable and nontransferable.
One World, One Sky is a 27-minute fulldome planetarium show that follows Sesame Street's Big Bird and Elmo as they explore the night sky with Hu Hu Zhu, a Muppet from Zhima Jie, the Chinese co-production of Sesame Street. Together, they take an imaginary trip from Sesame Street to the moon, where they discover how different it is from Earth.
The exploration of space is the greatest endeavor that humankind has ever undertaken. What does it take to be part of this incredible journey? What does it take to become an astronaut? Experience a rocket launch from inside the body of an astronaut. Explore the amazing worlds of inner and outer space, from floating around the International Space Station to maneuvering through microscopic regions of the human body. Discover the perils that lurk in space as we subject ‘Chad’, our test astronaut, to everything that space has to throw at him.
- We strongly encourage you to purchase tickets in advance to avoid being turned away at the door should the program you wish to attend be sold out.
- Tickets for public programs are available at http://wbp.booktix.com/. All tickets are non-refundable and non-transferrable.
- Masks are optional.
William Brish Planetarium
820 Commonwealth Ave
Hagerstown, MD 21740
Hours of Operation:
8:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. M-F (We are not open to the general public during the school day. Limited daytime group visits during the WCPS School year by Appointment Only.)
Operated by the Washington County Public Schools System, the William Brish Planetarium serves K-12 students throughout Washington County during the school day, August - June.
Public Programs are offered throughout the school year on the second and fourth Tuesday of the month at 5:30 pm and 7:00 pm, unless otherwise noted. Please see our Public Programs Schedule for more information.
We are not open for individual viewings during the day. However, we are available for private group showings during the school day on a limited basis. For more information on scheduling the use of the planetarium for your group please visit the Schedule Your Visit! page or contact us for more information.
We have Upgraded!
The William Brish Planetarium is now a fully digital planetarium! All programs are now digital full-dome presentations that immerse you in astronomy, earth science, biology and more as never before utilizing the Spitz Sci-Dome XD-S full-dome digital system. To learn more about our new system and what types of things you can expect to see during your visit, check out the Spitz Inc. website found at http://www.spitzinc.com/planetarium/scidome/
Where we're located:
The William Brish Planetarium is located at 820 Commonwealth Ave. Hagerstown, MD 21740.