Every now and then, you can enjoy the night sky through some awesome shows at the Jenks Planetarium. The planetarium is a dome that’s 50 feet high which serves as the perfect screen for observing the planets up close and getting to know all the galaxies in the distance. It’s also perfect for those who like to see our own planet in ways you have never seen or even thought possible.
The planetarium conducts different types of shows that are intended for all ages. Each show will last for 50 minutes. One show is the Earth, Moon & Sun. This is about a coyote who has a razor-sharp wit but is truly confused about everything he sees in the sky. The character is based on the traditional American oral traditions. It is a fast-paced show filled with a lot of fun which will take you to the discovery of eclipses, lunar phases, and other celestial puzzles. The show is best for those who are 12 years old and younger.
Another great show is the Spring Sky. This is about the animal characters namely Corvus the Crow, Leo the Lion, and Ursa the Bear when these animals woke up on Earth and in the night sky during spring when the flowers are blooming. The show will engage eight-year-olds and even adults as they observe the constellations and other celestial wonders in the spring time sky.
The latest show in the planetarium is “The Sky We Don’t See.” It is a fact that 88 percent of the human population reside at the Northern Hemisphere. This doesn’t stop us from appreciating what is visible in the Southern Hemisphere.
Where is the Jenks Planetarium? It’s located on the 3rd floor of the Dr. Kirby A. Lehman Center for the Study of Math and Science at 951 West Main Street Jenks, OK.
The nearest hotel is the Holiday Inn Express and Suites in Jenks, OK.
951 West Main Street Jenks, OK 74037