Home to the first 40’ Spitz nano-seam domed theatre in East Texas, the state-of-the-art Planetarium features an immersive video experience. The new theater is equipped with Digistar 5, the latest in digital projection technology. The Science Center engages visitors of all ages with digital quality shows in the domed theatre and interactive displays in the exhibit hall. Travelers can visit unique destinations and also simulate real-time space flights — travel light-years in seconds, fly to galaxies, and explore the edge of the observable universe. The facility also features large screen plasma screen displays with real-time video from NASA and the Space Telescope Science Institute. The Science Center and Planetarium at TJC is a one-of-a-kind teaching, learning, and special occasion space located in the heart of East Texas. Open to the public for shows, star-gazing events, field trips, and special events, The Science Center reflects TJC’s commitment to quality education, a vibrant student life and service through educational engagement with the community.
The Science Center engages over 20,000 people a year through visits, educational programs and special events.