Bechtel National Planetarium

2600 N. 20th Ave.
Pasco, WA 99301- Map It
Phone: (509) 542-4515

AAA Editor Notes

Bechtel National Planetarium is off Farm Rd., on the campus of Columbia Basin College (park in the lot next to the soccer fields); the planetarium entrance is on the e. side of Building D, 2600 N. 20th Ave. Housed in a large cylindrical structure, it utilizes a state-of-the-art Spitz SciDome XD projection system and a 36-foot diameter hemispherical projection surface that displays lifelike, extra high-definition images. One-hour shows include a 20- to 30-minute live presentation followed by a 25- to 30-minute full-dome film.
Double feature $10; $8 (ages 60+); $4.50 (ages 6-12). Single show $6; $5 (ages 60+); $3 (ages 6-12).
Hours: Presentations are shown Fri. at 7 and 8 p.m., Sat. at 2 and 3. Additional shows are occasionally scheduled. Planetarium opens 30 minutes prior to first show.