The Cook Education Center Planetarium at
Navarro College is a large circular theater with a 60 foot diameter dome screen and 200 seats that
specializes in showing informative astronomy and science themed programs.
The planetarium is primarily used as a learning laboratory for Navarro College's astronomy courses and as an educational field trip destination for area schools and other interested groups.
Teachers can find information regarding suitable school programs and alignment to the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills in our Teacher's Corner. For a complete list of our presentations, please visit the Planetarium Show Library. To book a school field trip, please contact the Visitor Services Coordinator via email.
During the school year, the planetarium is used exclusively for Navarro College courses and group scheduling Monday through Friday. The planetarium is closed during all college holidays.
The planetarium offers a schedule of presentations for the general public (Now Showing!) throughout the year. Our schedule is subject to change in response to the needs of Navarro College, large groups, and private events. Please call the Cook Education Center at 1-800-988-5317 or 903-874-1211 to verify the current planetarium schedule.
Normal Operational Hours: Monday - Friday 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Admissions: $3.00 per person (for both public programming and private group presentations during normal operational hours)
After Hours Programming: $600 per hour (private showings outside normal operational hours and public schedule - maximum group size 200 people)