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Russell C Davis Planetarium

Experience the mysterious world beneath the sea, a land roamed by dinosaurs and the fantastic galaxies above with a screening on the dome cinema at this planetarium.

See breathtaking views of the universe, across the stars and deep below the ocean of our own planet at the Russell C Davis Planetarium in Jackson. Mississippi’s only large-format film theater presents the earth and beyond on its state-of-the-art domed screen. Films shown at the planetarium cover a variety of different subjects and offer informative and entertaining insights into the natural world for kids and adults alike.

Grab a seat at the Russell C Davis Planetarium and look up at the expansive domed multimedia theater screen. Seating 190 patrons and spanning 60 feet (18.3 meters), the planetarium’s theater is the perfect platform for viewing high-definition digital projections and dazzling displays. Watch the mesmerizing Sky Show to learn about the cosmos and the fascinating realms beyond the earth. The leading edge digital technology used by the planetarium ensures an exciting experience as the screening takes you on a journey through outer space. The domed screen simulates stargazing from earth, zooming in on familiar constellations and exploring distant galaxies.

You might also want to catch a laser show on the planetarium screen and watch the brightly colored lights dance across the massive dome. Find out what films are screening and sit back for an educational and entertaining documentary. You might delve under the oceans of earth and learn about fascinating marine creatures. Other films look back into the past and explore earth when dinosaurs roamed the land.

The Russell C Davis Planetarium is located in downtown Jackson. Admission costs vary between screenings, however, discounts are available for seniors and children. Call ahead to find out which films are screening during your visit to Jackson. Most screenings run for 1 hour and are appropriate for children.

There are several interesting attractions in the surrounding blocks, including the Old Capitol Museum, the Mississippi Museum of Art and the Jackson Convention Center. Add the Russell C Davis Planetarium to your walking tour of Jackson or make it your first stop on a rainy day.


Best Lodging Options Near Russell C Davis Planetarium

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The Westin Jackson $143
The Westin Jackson

The Westin Jackson

407 South Congress Street, Jackson, MS
     
    4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

    Located in Downtown Jackson, this spa hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Mississippi Governor's Mansion and Jackson Convention Complex. Mississippi Coliseum and Jackson State University (JSU) are also within 3 mi (5 km). Jackson Station is 13 minutes by foot.

    Hilton Garden Inn Jackson Downtown $93
    Hilton Garden Inn Jackson Downtown

    Hilton Garden Inn Jackson Downtown

    235 W Capitol St, Jackson, MS
       
      3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

      Located in Downtown Jackson, this historic hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Russell C Davis Planetarium and Jackson Convention Complex. Mississippi Coliseum and Jackson State University (JSU) are also within 2 mi (3 km). Jackson Station is only a 2-minute walk.

      Jackson Downtown Convention Center Hotel
      Jackson Downtown Convention Center Hotel

      Jackson Downtown Convention Center Hotel

      200 East Amite Street, Jackson, MS
         
        3.5 out of 5.0 Stars

        Located in Downtown Jackson, this hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Mississippi Governor's Mansion and Russell C Davis Planetarium. Jackson Convention Complex and Mississippi Museum of Art are also within 10 minutes. Jackson Station is 8 minutes by foot.

        OYO Hotel Jackson MS Downtown $69
        OYO Hotel Jackson MS Downtown

        OYO Hotel Jackson MS Downtown

        209 S Gallatin St, Jackson, MS
           
          2.0 out of 5.0 Stars

          Situated in Jackson, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Russell C Davis Planetarium, Jackson Convention Complex, and Jackson State University (JSU). Mississippi Coliseum is 1.5 mi (2.4 km) away. Jackson Station is only a 4-minute walk.

          Hampton Inn & Suites Jackson-Coliseum $76
          Hampton Inn & Suites Jackson-Coliseum

          Hampton Inn & Suites Jackson-Coliseum

          320 Greymont Avenue, Jackson, MS
             
            2.5 out of 5.0 Stars

            Situated in Jackson, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Old Capitol Museum, Mississippi Coliseum, and Jackson Convention Complex. Jackson State University (JSU) is 2.1 mi (3.4 km) away. Jackson Station is 18 minutes by foot.

            Holiday Inn Express & Suites Jackson Downtown - Coliseum $94
            Holiday Inn Express & Suites Jackson Downtown - Coliseum

            Holiday Inn Express & Suites Jackson Downtown - Coliseum

            310 Greymont Ave, Jackson, MS
               
              2.5 out of 5.0 Stars

              Located in the heart of Jackson, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Mississippi Civil Rights Museum, Jackson Convention Complex, and Mississippi Coliseum. Jackson State University (JSU) is 2.4 mi (3.9 km) away. Jackson Station is 20 minutes by foot.

              Old Capitol Inn $145
              Old Capitol Inn

              Old Capitol Inn

              226 North State Street, Jackson, MS
                 
                3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

                Located in Downtown Jackson, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Old Capitol Museum, Mississippi Coliseum, and Jackson Convention Complex. Jackson State University (JSU) is 2.3 mi (3.7 km) away. Jackson Station is 16 minutes by foot.

                OYO Hotel Jackson Fairgrounds I-55 $55
                OYO Hotel Jackson Fairgrounds I-55

                OYO Hotel Jackson Fairgrounds I-55

                390 Greymont Street, Jackson, MS
                   
                  2.0 out of 5.0 Stars

                  Situated in Jackson, this hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Mississippi Trade Mart and Mississippi Coliseum. Jackson Convention Complex and Jackson State University (JSU) are also within 3 mi (5 km). Jackson Station is 28 minutes by foot.