Mystery of the Christmas Star

  • Dupont Planetarium
  • 471 University Parkway
  • Aiken, SC 29801
  • Visit Website
  • Dates vary
  • Recurring weekly on Saturday
  • Time: 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
  • Admission: $4.50 - $6.50

Journey back over 2000 years to Bethlehem as we seek to discover a scientific explanation for the star the wise men followed to find the baby Jesus.

See incredible images of supernovae, comets, planetary conjunctions and other celestial phenomena.

This show won five Telly Awards and is sure to charm and captivate audiences.

Three shows each night at 6 p.m., 7 p.m. and 8 p.m.

The DuPont Planetarium exists to inspire others to explore the majesty of the heavens. Visitors age 4 and up attend public shows presented every Saturday. We encourage our visitors to reserve seats in advance. If you make a reservation, please arrive no later than 20 minutes before the show starts. All unclaimed reservations will be released 10 minutes prior to the show. While most DuPont Planetarium programs focus on astronomy and encourage exploration of the night sky, one show takes visitors inside the living cell, and another blows them away into the wild world of weather. Most shows take advantage of the automation system in the planetarium, and all involve an enthusiastic presenter who is eager to share the majesty of the heavens with visitors. Digistar shows, such as Virtual Journey, entertain by using the power of the digital star projector to create shapes that dance across the dome to lively music.