What is the smallest amount of students I can reserve a show for?
There is NO minimum amount of students a show has to be reserved for, but you must pay for at least 20 student tickets ($100.00) to reserve a show.
(For Example: If you want to bring 15 students, you still must pay for at least 20 student tickets ($100.00.))
How many students can the theater seat?
There are 180 seats in the theater, so if you have 180 students, the teachers and parents that attend will have to stand during the show.
Who do I make the checks out to?
Checks should be made payable to Central Texas College, NOT the Mayborn Science Theater.
Where do we park the school buses?
Please park buses in the parking lot across the street from the Mayborn Science Theater, NOT in the main parking lot.
How long do memberships last?
Memberships expire at the end of the month in 1 year time. (For Example: If you buy a membership on December 10, 2018, that membership would expire December 31, 2019.)
When and where can I sign up for a membership?
Memberships can only be purchased in person at the Ticket Counter and ONLY during the hours that we play shows. Please check our website's home page to see the dates and times available.
Do I need to call to reserve tickets or seats?
No, not unless you are a school group or other group event you do not need to reserve tickets for a show. With 180 seats, we have more than enough room for you and your family. Just come in a few minutes before the show starts to buy the tickets and your good to go.
Can the Planetarium be leased for other events?
Yes, call us at 254-526-1768 and if the time and date you are requesting are not already booked we should be able to help you.
What is the age range for children tickets?
3-year olds to 12-year olds are counted as children tickets, and 2-year olds and under are free.
Can I buy tickets or memberships online?
No, tickets and memberships can only be purchased in person at the Ticket Counter and ONLY during the hours that we play shows. (Please check our website's home page to see the dates and times available.) .
(We are planning on allowing customers to do business online starting sometime in 2019.)
What is the maximum amount of people the theater can seat?
The theater seats 180 people.
How long are the shows?
All shows are about an hour-long including the 4 to 5 minute roller coaster at the end of each show and a Star Talk or Uniview if given.
What is a Star Talk?
A star talk is a live presentation on the constellations or planets.
What is a Uniview?
A Uniview is a live flight around the universe using Uniview 3.0.
Are there any other attractions at the planetarium?
Yes, we have a small collection of interesting artifacts you can check out in between shows.
Can food be purchased at the planetarium?
No, the planetarium does NOT allow food inside the theater, but the college campus does have a cafeteria where food can be eaten and purchased.