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Carr-Fles Plaetarium

Carr-Fles Plaetarium

221 S. Quarterline Rd
Muskegon, MI 49442

Hours of Operation


Office Location

Main Building, room 1072


West Michigan’s only free, public planetarium* CURRENTLY CLOSED FOR SUMMER

The planetarium projects images of the stars, planets, and constellations on a domed ceiling for astronomy and cosmology classes. Additionally, the planetarium also hosts an average of 4,000 visitors a year. It was opened in 1972 and was named in honor of MCC Astronomy instructor Stan Carr, who was instrumental in designing and building the planetarium, and Dr. Robert Fles, who served on the first Board of Trustees. A 2012 renovation brought state-of-the-art digital projection, sound, and lighting systems, a new library of shows, and a completely updated theater environment.

We have 44 theater-style seats + an additional 5 spaces for those who use wheelchairs. For more information on visiting the planetarium, contact planetarium@muskegoncc.edu, (231) 777-0289.

There are two ways to see the planetarium: walk-in or reservation.


Do you have a group of 15 or more who would like to go to the planetarium? We annually host many school field trips, church groups, clubs, social service agencies, scout troops, and birthday parties. We have a library of 18 programs to choose from and can arrange multiple shows if needed. Day and evening times available on Mon-Thurs.

Contact planetarium@muskegoncc.edu, (231) 777-0289.

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