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Due to health concerns associated with the Coronavirus, Science Central will temporarily close to the public, and is cancelling all programs, events and outreaches starting Wednesday, March 18th. We hope to re-open on Wednesday, April 15th.

We did not make this decision easily. As a science-based, educational institution, the management team feels this action is in the best interest of our visitors, staff and volunteers. It is the responsibility of everyone to help reduce the spread of the virus.

If you were scheduled for any upcoming programs, we will contact you in a separate communication, and we apologize for any inconvenience.

We look forward to re-opening soon!

Help Bring The Region's Only Public Planetarium To Science Central!

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Imagine walking into Fort Wayne’s only public planetarium and being able to see the Earth from space, view each planet in our Solar System, peer into our Milky Way Galaxy, fly past a black hole, observe planets revolving around other suns, or even approach the very edge of the known universe! Using the classic star projector from the University of Saint Francis paired with a modern digital system, you will be able to see these images… and more!

Planetarium Sponsorship Levels:

Click the amount below to donate.

All donations of $50 or more will be recognized with a star-shaped plaque.

For any donations of more than $10,000, please contact Executive Director Martin S. Fisher at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

If you would prefer to mail your donation, please send to:

Science Central
Attn: Planetarium
1950 N. Clinton St.
Fort Wayne, IN 46805

If donation is over $50, please indicate how you would like to be acknowledged on your plaque.


 Project Information:

• The only public planetarium in the region
• Legacy optical-mechanical starball from the University of Saint Francis
• Modern, state-of-the-art digital fulldome equipment
• Earth-based skies and deep space imagery
• A permanent 1,500-sq. foot exhibit
• Not a stand-alone experience; integrates with hundreds of other STEM exhibits, programs and activities
• Correlates with the Science On a Sphere gallery
• Science Central’s largest capital campaign since opening in 1995
• Supports Science Central’s Vision to be the premier gateway for informal science education in the region