Street Address
1010 Forest Ave
Montgomery, AL 36106
Mailing Address
1010 Forest Avenue
Montgomery, AL 36106
Although the planetarium is open year-round, we do close on most holidays.
Monday - Thursday7:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Friday7:30 AM - 12 PM
Sunday2 PM - 4 PM
The planetarium staff is flexible in meeting your needs. Special events, such as birthday parties, meetings, conferences can be scheduled and conducted at the planetarium. Simply call 334-241-4799 to make your arrangements.
Public Shows
Reservations are not required for these presentations.
Monday - Thursday3 PM - 4 PM
Sunday2 PM - 3 PM
(Children under 5 are admitted free; Children over 65 are $2.00)
In addition, the planetarium also hosts and presents special events during the year. Please request to be added to our mailing list to ensure you receive notification of these special shows.
Mr. Rick Evans, Director


The W.A. Gayle Planetarium features over 200 theater style seats and is one of the largest Planetariums between Atlanta and New Orleans. During the past five years, close to 100,000 K-12 students have attended a variety of daily educational shows offered at the Planetarium. See displays from NASA, and visit the Planetarium Gift Shop. It's Out of this World!!!

Having an event at the W.A. Gayle Planetarium is a way to ensure that your event will be remembered for a while. No one expects a meeting to be held in a planetarium, what a way to get the meeting off to great start.

You can rent the planetarium and host your own party in the lobby, and then be treated to a show of your choosing in the auditorium. We can also accommodate meetings in the auditorium. With over 200 seats, the planetarium offers an excellent venue to host your next office meeting. Custom presentations can be shown on the dome ensuring everybody has the best seat in the house.


The Planetarium was built in 1968 and opened in 1969. It is situated in beautiful Oak Park (across from Jackson Hospital). The Planetarium has recently undergone it's first major renovation which included adding 21 slide projectors, laser disk video projection, a new sound system, and the introduction of Laser Light Shows.