Yahn Planetarium at Penn State Behrend

The Erie Planetarium has been an Erie institution since 1959.

Experience. Learn. Share.

For years, it’s been the place where thousands of young people and adults come to learn about the universe and worlds beyond our reach.

The Erie Planetarium served as a resource for the Erie community for more than fifty years, and it continues today as the Yahn Planetarium, now a part of Penn State Behrend. The planetarium is located in the School of Science complex on the Behrend campus.

The new-and-improved planetarium officially opened to the public in November.

NOTE: The Planetarium will be closed to the general public on Thursday, May 14, due to special programming. The Planetarium will also be closed from Tuesday, June 23 through Saturday, July 4.  Normal public show times will resume on Thursday, July 9. We're sorry for any inconvenience.