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The WVU Planetarium and Observatory recognizes the diverse needs and abilities of our guests and we are committed to providing an inclusive and seamless experience.

Wheelchair Access

Wheelchair access to the planetarium is through the front basement door of the building on Willey street next to the bike racks and blue sign, and directly across from The Grind coffee shop. When you enter, just go left around the stairs, through a door and follow the hallway to the elevators. Take the elevators to the PL level. For more details visit Directions and Parking.

The floor leading into the theater is flat with no inclines and no stairs.

The front of White Hall, a brick building that is three stories tall. The planetarium entrance that is accessible and stroller friendly is shown next to the blue sign and bike rackers. You muster enter here after 6:00 PM

Service Animals

Service animals are welcome at the planetarium. Under the Americans with Disabilities Act, a service animal is defined as a dog that has been individually trained to do work or perform tasks for an individual with a disability. Pets are not permitted. 

Listening Devices

The planetarium also has listening devices for those that are hard of hearing. Please let us know ahead of time or when you first arrive if you'd like to use of those devices. 

Sensory Friendly Shows

We offer specials showtimes for a welcoming and relaxing, sensory-friendly planetarium experience. In this sensory-modified setting we will reduce the sound and light, along with limiting attendance. Our trained staff and volunteers will be there providing a supportive environment and will have sensory bags on hand. 

Tactile Exhibit for Blind and Visually Impaired

On the outer edge of the planetarium we display tactile astronomy exhibits, which showcase constellations on a 3D printed surface so that blind audiences can appreciate them.