Irene W. Pennington Planetarium and
ExxonMobil Space Theater
Baton Rouge's mesmerizing star attraction—The Irene W. Pennington Planetarium—houses a 60-foot domed theater that is one of the most sophisticated multimedia presentation venues in the country. The 170-seat theater presents large-format digital movies, laser light shows, and astronomy-based sky shows using the most advanced visual and sound technology available. A laser-illuminated 4K fulldome digital video projection system puts you in the center of the action, enveloped by a 5.1, 15,000-watt digital surround sound system.
At the Irene W. Pennington Planetarium, learn about the seasonal night sky and current celestial events, explore our solar system, and travel through the Milky Way and beyond to see the universe as never before.
Before your planetarium presentation, enjoy and explore our newest feature to the Universe Gallery, a dual-projector OmniGlobe, featuring real-time weather updates.