CESSE: Dollar Tuesdays & Rock ‘n Roll Saturday This Weekend


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Explore the Universe This Summer

Visitors to the Center for Earth & Space Science Education (CESSE) at TJC have a lot to do this month. Along with the ongoing exhibits and productions, these events will take place.

Ticket prices vary depending on activity. Most shows offer tickets for $5. Tickets for All Day passes are $12 for adults and $9 for students, children, and senior citizens. Individual shows are $7 for adults and $5 for students, children, and senior citizens. Exhibit only is $3. Tickets can be purchased in advance at the front counter or online at sciencecenter.tjc.edu.

The Center for Earth & Space Science Education at TJC is located at 1411 E. Lake St., Tyler.

Dollar Days

For a limited time, only CESSE is bringing their Dollar Tuesdays back. Any show ticket on Tuesday is only $1! Whether you see one of the children’s shows at 10am or the brand new show “Dream Big” at 3pm, it will only cost you $1 per person. For any questions contact (903)510-2312.

Rock ‘n Roll Saturday

Rock ‘n Roll Saturday is fun for the entire family. This month the performance is September 16th. “SpacePark360” will be shown at 7pm and “Rock on Demand” at 8pm. “SpacePark360” takes audiences on a wild, immersive ride through the solar system, recreating the experience of amusement park thrill rides – roller coasters, pendulums, inverters, and more. Seen from the rider’s perspective, “SpacePark360” combines full-dome technology with thrill rides to create a heart-pounding experience. “Rock on Demand” fills the entire 40-foot domed theater with vibrant graphics, completely enveloping visitors in a 360-degree view while the 16,000-watt, digital surround sound system plays rock hits ranging from the Beatles and Rolling Stones to The Doors and Aerosmith. Tickets are $5 for each show.

A Star Party Saturday

September 9th (ongoing the first Saturday of each month, 8pm, 8:30pm, and 9pm), you can see a Star Party in a live presentation in CESSE’s 40-foot planetarium dome. Learn all about the stars, the planets, and the constellations as you take a tour of the night sky and travel to distant planets and beyond. There will also be a TJC astronomy professor with telescopes set up outside (weather permitting) for you to gaze at the astronomical objects with your own eyes until 10pm. Best of all, it is completely free! Live Star shows will be at 8pm, 8:30pm, and 9pm. Telescope viewing will be 8-10pm.

Dome Shows

CESSE offers a variety of Dome Shows. CESSE is open Tuesday-Friday (doors open 9:30am-4:30pm), Saturday (doors open 10am-4:30pm). CESSE is closed on Sunday and Monday. Please call for availability due to possible field trips that have been scheduled. Daily show schedules are as follows:

September 12th-26th Shows
  • 10am – Children’s Show (Tuesday-Friday only)
  • 11am – “Totality”
  • 12 noon – “Great White Shark”
  • 1pm – “National Parks Adventure”
  • 2pm – “Hidden Universe”
  • 3pm – “Dream Big”
  • 4pm – “Super Volcanos”

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