The Fleischmann planetarium operates through the University of Nevada in Reno, and offers the general public a wide array of shows and displays, in addition to being of use to the University and its student body.
Public star shows and large-format films are a major part of the planetarium and the main reason why people come to visit. The Astronomical Society of Nevada even makes public star observing a reality at the planetarium, so there is no shortage of fun activities that the whole family can enjoy. In fact, this planetarium was among the first in the country to project full-dome movies, for an experience of the sky and weather phenomena that makes a planetarium so unique and wonderful.
Recently the Fleischmann Planetarium and Science Center has been upgraded and is one of the first to use the Spitz SciDome digital projector in its shows. This revolutionary projector is a high-resolution visualization tool that produces extraordinary 3-D images.
The planetarium is located on Virginia Street north of the Lawlor Events Center, on the University of Nevada, Reno campus. It's about 1.5 miles north of the downtown Reno arch. Free parking is available.