The Marie Drake Planetarium

Where the stars always shine in Juneau, AK

The planetarium provides free astronomy education to people of all ages and levels of astronomy knowledge. We are a non profit and have been run by volunteers for over 30 years.  We educate the the public, school classes and community groups. Join our mailing list to be informed of upcoming events. Events also posted on this website and our Facebook page. We are funded by grants and donations.

Learn more by clicking donate on top of this page.

Public enjoying a recent show.

The Marie Drake Planetarium is a community event host and will be giving free presentations on the James Webb Space Telescope. 

Covid Policies

  • Everyone (including all children) must be fully vaccinated*** 

  • Bring your card or photo of your card.

  • We also practice social distancing,  health questionnaire,  use an air filter and do enhanced cleaning.

***  You are considered to be fully vaccinated two weeks after you receive your second dose of the Pfitzer or Moderna vaccine, or two weeks after one dose of Johnson & Johnson’s Janssen vaccine. 

Help the Marie Drake Planetarium fly!
Seeking Alaska Airline Miles

Have some spare miles? You can transfer your Alaska Airline miles over to the planetarium. We'll use your miles to bring scientists to Juneau to give presentations, as well as for travel related to training our volunteers.

The planetarium is fully run by volunteers, and does not charge admission. We serve students, community groups, and the general public — all for free. We'll pay for the cost of transferring miles

We encourage you to buy local, but if you do shop on Amazon why not help a non profit such as the planetarium? Your purchases must be made via amazonsmile.com to benefit us. 


Alternatively, you may add Amazon Smile to your Amazon Shopping app. Open the app and find ’Settings’ in the main menu (☰). Tap on ‘AmazonSmile’ and follow the on-screen instructions to turn on AmazonSmile on your phone

Questions about our shows or anything else?

Email us at [email protected]  

Call Steve at (907) 500 2941