We have public shows on the following days:
- EVENING shows on Thursday, Friday, & Saturday
- MATINEES on Saturday & Sunday afternoons
- Box Office opens 30 minutes prior to each showtime
The rest of the week our planetarium theater is reserved for CU classes, K-12 field trips, and special rentals.
PLEASE NOTE: We're CLOSED during CU football home games and some CU basketball homes games. Please visit the CU Sports calendar for schedules.
Our exhibit space is open during our matinees and evening shows.
Purchase tickets in advance online via TicketsWest or direct from our Box Office at 303.492.5002.
Regular shows include most of our talks, fulldome films, star shows, and music laser fantasy and liquid sky shows.
Fiske Members save 50% off of every regular priced show. Learn more about the benefits of our membership program.
|Planetarium Shows||Liquid Sky/Laser Shows|
|Adult $12||Adult $12|
|Student $8||Student $12|
|Teacher (K-12) $8||Teacher (K-12) $12|
Youth (ages 4-17) $8 (3 and under FREE)
|Youth (ages 4-17) $8|
|Veteran/Military $8||Veteran/Military $8|
|Senior (65+) $8||Senior (65+) $8|
Concerts, performances, and special event pricing vary. Contact our Box Office at 303.492.5002 for more info.
Fiske Members save 25% off of all special events. Learn more about the benefits of our membership program.
There are several unauthorized ticket resellers who claim to offer "official" tickets, but some purchase tickets at face value and then try to resell them at an increased cost on various social media channels or websites. Sometimes, the tickets are complete fakes and invalid for admission to our shows. Please don't buy overpriced or fake tickets. Contact us immediately if you have any questions or concerns.
CU Parking Services requires visitors to pay for parking in lot 308 which is available on weeknights after 5pm and weekends. The parking machines accept credit cards or coins. Visit the CU campus map for parking options or find more info about short term parking at CU.
- Weekdays (Lots 306 or 404): $2/hour 7am-7pm
- Weeknights (Lot 308): $2/hour 5-7pm & $1/hr 7-10pm
- Saturday (Lot 308): $2/hour 7am-7pm & $1/hr 7-10pm
- Sunday (Lot 308): $1/hr 7am-10pm
Questions? Please contact Parking Services at 303-735-PARK (7275).
Please arrive 15-20 minutes early to ensure you have enough time to park, pick up your tickets, and find a seat. While you wait for the show to start, we invite you to marvel at our Science on a Sphere, interact with our educational exibits, enjoy our current art exhibit, and experience the scale of the solar system walk through campus.
Accessible parking is located to the southeast of Fiske in Lot 408, the western edge of Lot 423 (to the east of Fiske by the Speech building), and in the northeast corner of Lot 308 (directly west of Fiske).
Redeeming Groupons or Vouchers
Bring a printed copy of the voucher or the mobile application to our Box Office. The Box Office Staff will collect the voucher number and exchange it for physical tickets. If your Groupon has expired, we will honor the value of the voucher, but we cannot honor the discount.
Additionally, you can also email us at firstname.lastname@example.org with your name, phone #, show you're interested in, date of the show, and the 8-digital voucher number. We will redeem the voucher and hold it at will call for you to pick up 20 minutes prior to the show.
Online deals such as Groupon, Living Social, Fiske Vouchers, and other discount coupons may not be accepted during some of our concerts and special events. For these events, we may honor the value of the voucher, but the discount will not apply.
Our 360-degree, fulldome theater seats 206 guests. We don't reserve seats, but purchasing a ticket will guarantee you a seat.
We have multiple ADA accessible seating options. In addition, we have companion seating available. View the theater seating map. Please call ahead (24 hours) in order to reserve these seats.
There are many options in our theater for those with limited mobility. Additionally, our facility doesn't have any stairs on the exterior of the building or in the interior of our lobby and planetarium areas.
As always, please let our staff know how we can best help you.
Fiske is located at the south end of the University of Colorado campus within walking distance of bus stops on both Baseline and Broadway. These stops are served by the following bus lines:
Baseline stop #12338: Routes 204, 225
Broadway stop #12479: Routes AB1, FF1, FF2, FF5, BOUND, DASH, GS, J, SKIP
For more information on public transit in the Boulder area, please see RTD.
Fiske Planetarium is committed to providing equal access to individuals with disabilities.
If you are planning to attend a show or event and will require accommodations, please contact us as soon as possible (a week prior to the show/event is ideal). We will make all reasonable efforts to fulfill your request, but may not be able to do so without advance notice. Additionally, we have an FM system and assisted listening devices available. View the theater seating map.
Service animals are allowed with the proper credentials. Please see CU's policy on service animals.
Museums for All & Blue Star Museum programs
We joined the Museums for All program in November 2021. Through the Museums for All program, those receiving food assistance (SNAP benefits) can come to a regular show for $1 by presenting an EBT or Medicaid card. Want more details?
Fiske Planetarium is a Blue Star Museum. Free tickets are available to active-duty military personnel and their families beginning on Armed Forces Day, Saturday, May 21, 2022 and continuing through Labor Day, Monday, September 5, 2022.
Blue Star Museums is a collaboration among the National Endowment for the Arts, Blue Star Families, the Department of Defense, and museums across America offering free admission to the nation’s active-duty military personnel and their families, including National Guard and Reserve.
Tickets purchased via TicketsWest (online or over the phone) can be exchanged 24 hours PRIOR to the event by calling 866.464.2626 or visiting the TicketsWest FAQ page.
Exchanges or refunds AFTER the event are handled on a case by case basis (typically, only in situations with extenuating circumstances), please contact Fiske’s Box Office at 303.492.5002.
Concerts and special events are excluded and will not be refunded or eligible for any ticket exchanges.