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OCC Planetarium

OCC Planetarium

2701 Fairview Rd., Costa Mesa, CA, 92626

(714) 714-7430

You're about to start an exciting adventure through the universe!

The Orange Coast College Planetarium is committed to providing an innovative, immersive, and illuminating experience for Orange County and beyond.

Let's Go Exploring

Planning Your Event Here

Orange Coast College Planetarium is a state-of-the-art facility for dinners, performances, lectures, meetings and more. OCC Food Services operates its own convenient, on-campus catering service. Capacity in the Planetarium Lobby, Shaded Patio, and Dome Theatre ranges from 80-125 people.

Learn More

The Orange Coast College Planetarium is operated by a dedicated crew of student workers. Some prominent features of the original planetarium include a twenty-four foot dome, a fifty-seat theater, a Spitz Projector and a curved chalkboard.

The Universe Awaits!

Visit us

The new Planetarium was designed by Newport Beach-based architecture firm HPI with the instruction to create a truly iconic structure at the heart of the OCC campus. A spiral galaxy shape was chosen in the end, mimicking the shape of our own Milky Way. The seventy-foot-diameter dome peeks from the center of the galaxy and evokes the curiosity of all who walk past the structure.

Plan Your Visit

Calendar & Tickets

Regular showings are offered on weekends so everyone can come enjoy a rotating schedule of breathtaking full-dome experiences that transport you to faraway worlds.

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Open to the Public

Public programs are a cornerstone of the Planetarium's mission. Regular showings are offered every weekend so anyone can come enjoy a rotating schedule of breathtaking full-dome experiences.

The expansive floor plan allows for large numbers of visitors and plenty of room for events and field trips.


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