illustration of planets and stars in the night sky

Support the Science Dome

Would you like to make a donation to support Pierce College Science Dome? Your gift will help us expand our impact on science education in the community by providing quality planetarium programs and engaging hands-on science experiences for people of all ages.


New Virtual Programs

The Science Dome is now offering virtual programs. Contact us to set up a virtual field trip for your K–12 class or group.

Plan a Virtual Field Trip

We are also offering Virtual Night Sky Tours and membership in the Slooh telescope club.

Explore the night sky, fly through the solar system, explore the universe, and learn about new astronomical discoveries.

The Pierce College Science Dome is a 58-seat digital planetarium that is the only one of its kind in the South Puget Sound region. This immersive and interactive facility allows visitors to view the night sky from anywhere in the known universe on a cloudy day, be immersed in an alien environment with breathtaking full-dome images, explore the Egyptian pyramids and so much more. 

The Science Dome is used in Pierce College classes, is available for visiting pre-K-12 school groups, and is open to the public. It offers:

  • Pierce College instruction
  • Pierce College club events
  • Public shows
  • Field trips
  • Special events
  • Private shows

Public Show Times

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the Science Dome will be closed until further notice.


Pierce College Fort Steilacoom
Rainier Building, Room 263
9401 Farwest Dr SW
Lakewood, WA 98498

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