The VBCPS Planetarium is a resource available to everyone.

Specializing in "edutainment", the planetarium located at Plaza Middle School off south Lynnhaven rd. in Virginia Beach is a facility equipped with the latest immersive dome projection technology suited for both educational instruction and full dome entertainment.

Planning a group visit to the planetarium is as easy as making a phone call (757-648-4940) or emailing the planetarium director (

In addition to serving the students of Virginia Beach City Public Schools, the planetarium has a long history of serving the following groups:

Private schools, church groups, retirement communities, college students, scouting packs and troops, home school groups, day care facilities, parks and recreation groups, after school groups, and many, many more.

If coming to one of the advertised public shows does not fit your schedule or agenda, contact the planetarium to arrange for a specialized lesson. A minimum of 15 guests is needed for a group reservation.

All groups must adhere to the following planetarium guidelines:

No food or drinks are permitted inside the planetarium.

Groups must arrive together and must be on time for a scheduled reservation. Your planetarium session may be cut short if we have to wait for late arrivals before beginning.

All children must be accompanied by an adult or chaparone.

Entrance to the planetarium is $3 per person. Payment for your visit can be made by cash, credit card, or check written out to Plaza Middle School.



Last Updated: August 17, 2021