Presidential Library & Museum

Hoover Price Planetarium


Travel to Outer Space Without Ever Leaving the Ground!

That’s how you’ll feel after you experience the museum’s 65 seat Hoover-Price Planetarium. Over 60 projectors show the aurora, meteor shower, an asteroid, panoramic views of downtown Canton, clouds, snow, phases of the moon and dozens of constellations during a 30 minute presentation.

The Planetarium’s primary projector is a Spitz A3P that shows thousands of stars in the correct color and brightness. This Spitz is unique because the standard 3000 stars shown was increased to 5000 stars through detailed modification. The operation of the Planetarium is entirely manual. Controlled by 283 switches, 60 different projectors allow the presenter to constantly interact with the audience. Installation was completed in 1964, the same year the current museum building was finished. Since that time tens of thousands of visitors have viewed our solar system and beyond while in the comfort of the Planetarium.


The William McKinley Presidential Library & Museum is pleased to announce the Hoover -Price Planetarium will be open for limited shows!


Saturday, October 17, 2020

Saturday, November 7, 2020

Friday, November 27, 2020 

Saturday, November 28, 2020


Times & Descriptions:

10:00 am & 11:00 am Cosmic Kids: Constellations, planets, light show & music. Approximately 15 minutes in length. Great for ages 3 & up.

2:00 pm & 3:00 pm – Universe at Large: Monthly highlights, latest news, and night sky tour. Approximately 30 minutes in length. Ages 7 & up.


Register online with the links below for your free ticket with museum admission. Must have separate planetarium ticket to attend presentation. Limit of ten spots per show.


Cosmic Kids: 

Universe at Large:


The following safety guidelines will be in place:

Guests & presenter will be required to wear a mask.

Guests will be seated 6 feet apart from other groups. 

Surfaces will be cleaned after each program.  

We will have a morning & afternoon rotation of seating arrangements, allowing us to clean every seat section after both the morning & afternoon shows.

The planetarium is well ventilated.


Visit the William McKinley Presidential Library and Museum website,, for additional future dates to be announced. 


Learn more about what is happening in the night sky through the Hoover-Price Planetarium’s blog.