Hours and Admission

Visiting Hours

The planetarium is open to the General Public on Friday evenings and Saturday afternoon/evenings.  Schedule may change due to private/special events:

  • Fridays, 7 p.m. and 9 p.m.
  • Saturdays, 3 p.m., 5 p.m., 7 p.m., 8 p.m. and 9 p.m.

To purchase tickets or learn more information about our current show offerings, visit our "ShowPass" page.

Helpful Tips for a Successful Planetarium Visit

The planetarium is an immersive experience that is one of the most unique learning environments available.  To ensure you make the most of your visit, please be aware of the following:

  • Please arrive at least 15 minutes prior to your showtime in order to settle payment, use the bathroom, get everyone in your group seated, etc.
  • Food and drinks are not permitted in the planetarium.
  • For safety reasons, if you leave the planetarium during the presentation, you will not be permitted to re-enter.
  • Arrive early!  For safety reasons, once a performance has begun, entrance is not permitted.
  • Please let our staff know if any members of your party require special accommodations. 

Group Rates

Group rates to the planetarium for schools and private groups can be arranged by advanced registration. To request a group tour, please visit the appropriate page below for detailed information:

School Field Trip Request
Private Group Reservation

We accept cash, checks or credit cards upon arrival with ID.

Admission Rates

Regular Planetarium Shows

  • Adults (13 to 59): $7
  • Children (4 to 12): $5
  • Seniors (60+): $5
  • Active Military and Veterans: $5 with valid ID
  • UF Students and Staff: $5 with current Gator1 ID
  • Toddlers and Infants (3 and under): Free
  • SF Students, Faculty, Staff, and Retirees: Free with current SFID

Music 360 Cosmic Concerts

  • All tickets (unless otherwise noted): $12


Get Directions for Planetarium Kika Silva Pla Planetarium

The Kika Silva Pla Planetarium is located on SF's Northwest Campus.

3000 NW 83rd Street
Building X-129
Gainesville, FL 32606

Get directions to the planetarium!


Kika Silva Pla Planetarium shares the parking lot with the Natural Sciences Building X, The Santa Fe College Police Station (Building T) and the Lawrence Tyree Library (Building Y). Guests can park in any parking space as long as its NOT outlined in blue paint or has signs posted for the Reserved Parking.

Disabled spaces are available near the Police Station.


Buses must park in LOT #10. Please do not allow buses/vehicles to block parking at the Zoo or in front of the Little School.

In case of emergency, these areas should not be blocked at any time.

Overflow Parking

Overflow parking is available across from the street (North Road) in LOT #9.

Closed Dates 2023

  • November 23-26 - Thanksgiving Weekend
  • December 22-25 - Christmas Weekend
  • December 29-31 - New Year's Weekend