Public Hours

Public Scobee Planetarium programs are only available on Friday evenings rain or shine (or twinkle) with the doors opening at 6:00pm.  Presentations are provided at 6:30, 7:30 and 9:00pm. There is no late entry to the programs once they begin.


The center will be closed from Dec. 20 through January 2, 2018 during the ACD winter break.  The planetarium theater will remain closed on Janury 5, 2018.


Scobee Planetarium's final public progam of 2017 for December 15, 2017:

6:30 - Season of Light This is our family show and there is no age restriction.  Children 4 and younger may sit on a parent's lap at no fee.

7:30 - Winter Sky Tonight (Children must be 6 yrs or older for this presentation)

9:00 - Special "Lady Bird" Johnson High School choral perfomance + Mystery of the Christmas Star     (Children must be 6 yrs or older fo rthis presentation)


In December, while the snow machine is being used, the Scanlan Observatory telescope will not be open to the public. 


Monday through Thursday, the Challenger Learning Center and Scobee planetarium programs are by reservation only for school and community groups of 25 to 101. Reservations: or 210-486-0100


Click here for more show details.


For private events or screenings visit our Contact Us page.


Teachers may apply for scholarships to attend programs in the planetarium and Challenger Learning Center.  Scholarships for the second semester of the school year are only available until December 15, 2017.  These links are located on the Facebook page and below:


Scobee Najim Family Foundation Grant for Title I schools

Scobee Community Leaders Grants Planetarium and a Micronaut Mission

AFCEA Grants for Challenger & Micronaut missions and planetarium programs


Scobee Education Center

Located at San Antonio College

1819 N. Main Avenue  San Antonio, TX 78212
Physically Located east off of W. Park Ave
and San Pedro Ave.

Parking in Lot 21 in unreserved spots.


While the address for the Scobee Education Center is also the address fro San Antonio College, our center is actually best accessed from the west side of campus and not 1819 N. Main Ave. Some guests have found that the "old" address of 28 West Park Avenue, 78212 will bring their GPS unit to the Nail Technical Building adjacent to our facility on the SAC Campus.  Look for the blue "Charlie Cheever Star Tower" before parking when you arrive.

On the west San Pedro Ave side of campus, you turn east into the campus on W. Park Ave.  The large blue Cheever Star Tower will be visible on your left.  This structural icon is at the corner of the Scobee Education Center and our "front door" is located on the terrace closest to this tower.

From W. Park Ave., Lot 21 is on your lefthand side and Lot 29 is on your righthand side.  Both are free, open parking areas.   Do not park in Lots 20 or 22 as these are reserved at all times for the staff and faculty and vehicles may be ticketed.

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Open for Planetarium Programs & Challenger Learning Center missions by reservation only on Monday-Friday 9 a.m. - 5p.m.

Open Friday evenings for public Planetarium programs.

Please check the schedule.



Location: San Antonio College
1819 N. Main Ave.
San Antonio, Texas 78212