Ritter Planetarium and Brooks Observatory

Black Holes Grid Cushing Reflection of planetarium Ritter Building Observatory Domes Brooks Observatory and the Moon
Located on the main campus of The University of Toledo, the Ritter Planetarium is your gateway to the Universe. Outfitted with a state-of-the-art digital projector and 5.1 surround sound, the Ritter Planetarium is capable of transporting you though space and time to view the wonders of the Universe. We offer public programs on the weekends, K-12 school programs, Scout programs, private parties and birthday parties by reservation.
From June 1 to approximately July 4, our normal parking lot (Area 1N) will be closed for resurfacing.  Patrons can use parking Area 1S as an alternative lot.   See Directions & Parking for more information.
Fridays: Big Astronomy: People, Places, Discoveries, June 3 - June 24, 2022 at 8:30 PM

                   Black Holes:  The Other Side of Infinity, July 1 - July 29, 2022 at 8:30 PM

Saturdays: Will return in the Fall.
Programs start promptly at the time indicated and therefore late admission is not allowed. Admission to all public programs is $8 for adults and $6 for children, seniors and UToledo community members. All shows are first-come, first-served and reservations are not accepted or required. Please see our Public Programs page for more details. 

Public ProgramsPublic Programs

Ritter Planetarium offers public programs every Friday during the year and on Saturday during the academic year. View our current schedule.

School ProgramsSchool Programs

Ritter Planetarium offers a variety of programs for all age groups and grades. Learn more and schedule your visit!

Scout ShowsScout Programs

Throughout the year, Ritter Planetarium offers specialized programs for Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, Cub Scouts and Brownies. Learn more and see the latest schedule.

Last Updated: 6/27/22