Our autumn programs begin October 16th and times are to be determined VERY soon!
Whitworth Ferguson Planetarium
Department of Earth Sciences and Science Education
SUNY Buffalo State
Buffalo, NY 14222
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The total run times are approximately 50 minutes, but you should allow extra time before and/or after each program to explore our exhibits
Ticket Information (new ticket prices as of 7/10)
General admission: $8
Buffalo State Students: Free
Reduced rate of $5 is available for groups of 10 or more.
Program is appropriate for ages 5 and above.
Seniors (65+): $6
Children 17 and under: $6
Active Military / Veterans (with ID): $6
Other college students (with ID): $6
Buffalo State faculty & staff: $6
Reservations are recommended but not required. To reserve tickets, fill out the request form by clicking the button below or call 716-878-4911
Somewhere, something incredible is waiting to be known. - Carl Sagan
The Hubble Space Telescope Visions of the Universe Exhibit
We are very happy to have this exhibit on loan from the Space Telescope Science Institute. Visitors to the planetarium can view the exhibit for free to learn about 400 years of discoveries about our universe since the invention of the telescope.
More information about the exhibit and supplemental materials can be
Note: Our location has changed. Please familiarize yourself with our new
location before coming to the planetarium. Click here for more info.
Program Summary: Meet the legends of the fall! Join us for this live presentation highlighting the autumn skies over Buffalo. With cooling weather comes better viewing conditions of our window into space. and, we will also tell one of the most popular myths of all-time: Perseus, Andromeda, and Medusa. We will also bring you up-to-date on astronomical current events- fun for the whole family!
From Dream to Discovery
Journey from NASA's test facilities all the way to Pluto and experience the excitement of today's space missions. Immerse yourself in the adventures and extremes of spacecraft engineering-- from the design of missions like the James Webb Space Telescope and New Horizons, to the rigors of testing, launch, and space operations. When humans dare to dream, we create truly amazing things.
Ages 5 - adult