The Whitworth Ferguson Planetarium at Buffalo State is now open!
After 2 years on hiatus due to construction of the new Science and Mathematics Complex, we can now bring you the Universe as never before with our digital planetarium system. The new, permanent planetarium is slated to open in several years when construction is complete, but until then we will be offering programs in our inflatable, digital planetarium.
Whitworth Ferguson Planetarium
Department of Earth Sciences and Science Education
SUNY Buffalo State
Buffalo, NY 14222
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Oasis In Space transports the audience on a startling and beautiful voyage through our universe, galaxy and solar system in search of liquid water - a key ingredient for life on Earth.
With a 95% viewer approval rating, and an original surround-format musical score, Oasis In Space will delight viewers of all ages.
This 24-minute program is preceded by the live, interactive program Buffalo's Winter Sky where visitors learn about the celestial objects visible from Western New York at this time of year.
The total run time for Oasis in Space and Buffalo's Winter Sky is approximately 45-50 minutes
General admission: $6
Buffalo State Students: Free
Seniors (65+) and Children 5 - 17: $4
Active Military / Veterans (with ID): $4
College students (with ID): $4
Children under age 5 are not allowed at public programs.
Reduced rate of $4 is available for groups of 10 or more.
Reservations are recommended but not required. To reserve tickets, fill out the request form by clicking the button below or call 716-878-4911
Somewhere, something incredible is waiting to be known. - Carl Sagan
Hubble Space Telescope Visions of the Universe Exhibit
We are very happy to have this exhibit on loan from the Space Telescope Science Institute through the end of June. Visitors to the planetarium can view the exhibit for free to learn about 400 years of discoveries about our universe since the invention of the telescope.
More information about the exhibit and supplemental materials can be
Note: Our location has changed. Please familiarize yourself with our new
location before coming to the planetarium. Click here for more info.