Planetarium Tickets

Methacton School District and Adam Chantry, Mallon Planetarium Director, are proud to offer the following planetarium shows through MSD's Community Education program. The Mallon Planetarium is located at the Arcola Intermediate School, 4001A Eagleville Road, Eagleville, PA. Please park in the back of the Arcola building and enter through the planetarium entrance. If the planetarium show is not sold out, tickets will be available at the planetarium door the night of the show on a first-come, first-served basis. Night Sky observing is conducted at all evening shows with our district telescope if weather permits.

By purchasing your tickets online, you are guaranteed a seat for the planetarium show. We do not mail our tickets. Your name(s) will be added to our show roster.. If you have any questions, please contact Kathy Kifer at

Show reservations must be made through the planetarium site prior to purchasing tickets! After reserving tickets, you will be redirected to this page for payments. 

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TICKETS: Adults:  $8.00

Students/Senior Citizens:  $6.00

Tickets are also available at the planetarium door the night of the show on a first-come, first serve basis. 


Doors will open 15 minutes before the show. Please park behind Arcola School.

Friday, Jan. 19, 2018

6:30 - Celestial Highlights & Two Small Pieces of Glass

7:45 - Celestial Highlights & Special Moon Presentation

Friday, Feb. 16, 2018

6:30 - Celestial Highlights & Follow the Drinking Gourd

7:45 - Celestial Highlights & Follow the Drinking Gourd

Tuesday, March 20, 2018

6:30 - Celestial Highlights & Molecularium

7:45 - Celestial Highlights & The Reason for The Seasons (Equinox Special)

Friday, April 20, 2018

6:30 - Celestial Highlights & Dynamic Earth

7:45 - Gustav Holst: The Planets

Friday, May 18, 2018

6:30 - Celestial Highlights & We Are Stars (New Show)

7:45 - Celestial Highlights & Jupiter Special (Jupiter at Opposition)

Celestial Highlights

(Target audience ages 10 and up)

This astronomical “Tour de Force” was the leading presentation at the Hayden Planetarium for over 25 years.  We will use the current constellations to find visible planets and deep space objects visible through the current season. Public star viewing afterward sky conditions/weather permitting.

Drinking Gourd

(Target audience ages 10 and up)

In recognition of Black History Month, we follow a slave family in their journey to freedom. Slave children practiced a secret song that included directions for the Underground Railroad. Journey with us as we follow their trail to the Drinking Gourd. Included with this presentation is a night sky orientation of northern circumpolar stars.

Dynamic Earth

(Target audience ages 10 and up)

An award winning Planetarium full dome digital presentation that is targeted for ages 11 and up. Dynamic Earth explores the inner workings of Earth’s climate system. This cutting edge production follows a trail of energy that flows from the Sun to the interlocking systems that shape our climate, the atmosphere, oceans and the biosphere. Audiences will ride along on swirling ocean and wind currents, dive into the heart of a monster hurricane and fly into broiling volcanoes.

Gustav Holst: THE PLANETS

(Target Audience 10 & up)

Compare the scientific properties and the mythological aspects of the planets. View them through the eyes of our ancestors as we learn the basic mythology of the starry wanderers and compare that to the physical reality we know of today. Learn how Gustav Holst communicated the mythological aspects and visual look of each planet through his musical score The Planets.


(Target audience ages 5 and up)

A planetarium full-dome digital presentation targeted for younger audiences and families. The Molecularium is an amazing ship that can speed up or slow down time, as well as change sizes to observe the universe at the atomic level. Join Oxy, Hydro, and Hydra for this animated adventure through time and space.

Reason for the Seasons (Special Tuesday Night Show)

(Target Audience 10 & up)

Join us on the astronomical first day of Spring to celebrate the Equinox.  Planetarium Director Adam Chantry will guide you through all the seasons.  Along the way you will learn the cause of the seasons, their past and present significance, and find out about seasons on some of our nearest celestial neighbors.

Special Moon Presentation

(Target Audience 10 & up)

When was the last time you looked up at the moon?  How does our moon compare to other moons out there?  To answer these and many other questions, join Mallon Planetarium’s Director Adam Chantry for a talk about our ‘super moon’. January is host to one of 2018’s two Supermoons and a Blue Moon.  Learn what these terms (and others) mean as we explore the past present and future of our nearest celestial neighbor.  

Two Small Pieces of Glass

(Target audience ages 10 and up)

Two Small Pieces of Glass traces the history of the telescope from Galileo’s modifications to a child’s spyglass—using two small pieces of glass—to the launch of NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope and the future of astronomy. It explores the wonder and discovery made by astronomers throughout the last 400 years. While looking through the astronomer’s telescope, the students, along with the planetarium audience, explore the Galilean Moons, Saturn’s rings, and spiral structure of galaxies.

We Are Stars

(Target Audience 10 & Up)

What are we made of? Where did it all come from? Explore the secrets of our cosmic chemistry, and our explosive origins with this brilliantly animated full dome movie. Concepts that will be interesting to older students and parents presented in a format that will be enjoyable for all ages.  Connect life on Earth to the evolution of the Universe by following the formation of Hydrogen atoms to the synthesis of Carbon, and the molecules for life. We Are Stars presents humanity’s current understanding of where everything, including us, came from. 

Jupiter Special (Jupiter at Opposition)

(Target Audience 10& up)

This month, the largest planet in our solar system is at its closest approach to Earth (as it is opposite the sun in the sky) and its face will be fully illuminated by the sun.  It will be brighter than any other time of the year and will be visible all night long.  Learn more about this striped and spotted giant in the sky and its ever-more intriguing moons from Planetarium Director Adam Chantry and former director Ted Williams.