William M. Staerkel Planetarium, Champaign

3.9
#5 of 7 in Museums in Champaign-Urbana
Observatory · Hidden Gem · Museum
Create an itinerary including William M. Staerkel Planetarium
William M. Staerkel Planetarium is located in Champaign. To visit William M. Staerkel Planetarium and get the most from your holiday in Champaign, create itinerary details personal to you using our Champaign vacation planning site.
Create a full itinerary - for free!

William M. Staerkel Planetarium reviews

Rate this attraction
TripAdvisor traveler rating
TripAdvisor traveler rating 4.5
20 reviews
Google
4.5
TripAdvisor
  • The William M. Staerkel Planetarium at Parkland College in Champaign, Illinois, is one of the 37 major planetaria in the United States and the second largest planetarium in Illinois, the largest... 
    The William M. Staerkel Planetarium at Parkland College in Champaign, Illinois, is one of the 37 major planetaria in the United States and the second largest planetarium in Illinois, the largest...  more »
  • Staerkel Planetarium is one of Champaign's diamond star attractions. Affiliated with Parkland College, the Planetarium offers many sky shows, educational events, and lectures to the public. In... 
    Staerkel Planetarium is one of Champaign's diamond star attractions. Affiliated with Parkland College, the Planetarium offers many sky shows, educational events, and lectures to the public. In...  more »
Google
  • Santa's Secret Star was a captivating and enjoyable show. Our very chatty 9 year old was entranced and rapt with attention throughout. Miss Tania did a wonderful job of showing us the local stars and planets before we left. We will definitely be back.
  • Who knew there is a planetarium in Champaign? I didn't. Not only that, it's the second largest in illinois after Adler in Chicago, and I checked there is a few other in Illinois. It was a bit hard to get there because it's a curvy and long road after exiting Bradley Ave. Great display of photos and objects outside of the theater. We watched a short documentary. The lady that introduced us to the show was fun and knowledgeable, I learned a lot about stars.

Plan your trip to Champaign

  • Get a personalized trip
    A full day by day itinerary based on your preferences
  • Customize it
    Refine your trip. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Manage it
    Everything in one place. Everyone on the same page.