Golden Pond Planetarium

When you visit the Golden Pond Planetarium you will enjoy a variety of entertaining and educational programs presented with our NEW 4K UHD SkyExplorer Digital projection system which displays bright, colorful and hi-resolution images on the forty foot dome of the theater.

Friends of Land Between the Lakes provides three qualified interpreters at the Planetarium who supplement the animated presentations with live, personal interactions with the audience. The full dome (40-foot viewing area) offers a wonderful tapestry to view the skies and so much more in full comfort when rains or extreme heat surrounds you outside the theater.

“Tonight’s Sky Live” is a live presentation that allows visitors to learn about the planets, stars, and constellations in the night sky of the coming evening and is one of five programs currently being presented at the Planetarium.

The Golden Pond Planetarium is open year-round to offer both educational and entertainment programming.  This is especially helpful during the Dec thru Feb time period when other venues at Land Between the Lakes are closed except for eagle viewing.  You can see the offerings are different every day so as to provide a greater opportunity to see the program that you want.

The Golden Pond Observatory hours are normally associated with Summer Nights events at the Planetarium.  It is normally associated with special events.  The operation of the Observatory is also subject to weather and seasonal visitation conditions.  Please call the Golden Pond Visitor Center before traveling in order to ensure that it will be open at the time of your planned visit.  You may call (270) 924-2237 or 2243.

2024 Schedule

Planetarium Programs for 2024 (see schedule)    Planetarium Schedule Jan-Feb 2024

Laser Music Shows for 2023 (see schedule)            Fall 2023 Laser Light Shows

Laser Music Shows and their Song  Lists  Sky Laser Song List

See the Laser Show Song List and Artists with a brief demo here.

You can explore more about the programs by viewing the highlights on the page.

Experience music as you have never heard it before in our full surround sound and brilliant laser light show environment. The Laser programming is back and better than ever with an RGB projector and its 16 MILLION colors. You have never seen images like these with music like the Beatles or Pink Floyd. All laser seats are only $8.

At the Observatory, you will look through our new 16” telescope to view the wonders of the heavens. Friends of Land Between The Lakes, in partnership with the West Kentucky Amateur Astronomers, offers Star Party night sky viewing programs. Star Parties are held on select Saturday nights from Memorial Day through Labor Day, weather permitting. A Planetarium program is presented in conjunction with the Star Party. Other observatory programs are available. See our schedule of events for more information.

Hours
10:00 a.m. to 5 p.m. year-round (Closed Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s Day)  Check the Land Between the Lakes website (www.landbetweenthelakes.us) for other closure info.

Admission Prices Daily Programs
Ages 13 and up $7
Ages 5-12 $4.50
4 and under free
Laser shows all seats $8

For questions about program details, you may call the Golden Pond Planetarium at (270) 924-2243 or (270) 924-2233 and ask for an interpreter.

You may visit our facility at 238 Visitor Center Drive, Golden Pond, KY 42211.

Upcoming Golden Pond Planetarium Events may be viewed by going to our sister website

The Golden Pond Observatory is open at night during select special events normally associated with operations of the Western Kentucky Amateur Astronomers Club activities.  These are times we generally call Summer Nights.  These activities normally provide for an in theater Planetarium or Laser Show presentation as a normal scheduled event with the outside activity at the Observatory event as a free educational experience offered to visitors by partnership of the US Forest Service, Friends of LBL and Western Kentucky Amateur Astronomers Club.

Contact the Customer Service Department (270) 924-2020 for group scheduling.

Our Programs satisfy Kentucky and Tennessee Curriculum Learning Standards. See the Attached for details.
KY Standards for Planetarium Programs Here
TN Standards for Planetarium Programs Here

Constellation Guide
Space Science
Moon Phases

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