Appold Planetarium

The planetarium offers shows throughout the academic year on select Saturday nights.  The shows are open to the public and cost $5 for adults and $4 for children 12 and under and members of the Lourdes community.

Christmas Schedule

Mystery of the Christmas Star

Journey back 2000 years to Bethlehem and discover a scientific explanation for the star the wise men followed to find the baby Jesus. The Appold Planetarium’s holiday show The Mystery of the Christmas Star investigates possible dates for the birth of Christ and looks at recorded sightings of significant astronomical events during this timeframe.

During The Mystery of the Christmas Star, guests will see how signs in the sky could have been remarkable enough to cause the wise men to travel across the desert from Babylon to Bethlehem to see the newborn King. This modern retelling of the Christmas story is sure to charm and captivate audiences of all ages.

Show Times:
Shows are at 7:30 p.m. on the following days:
Fridays December 12 and 19
Saturdays December 6, 13 and 20

The Zula Patrol: Down to Earth

Down to Earth PosterBased on the award-winning TV series reaching 300 million households worldwide, The Zula Patrol: Down to Earth transports viewers back in time to learn about the formation and development of Earth, and the life forms who call it home.

During a routine fossil-hunting expedition, The Zula Patrol turns up evidence that the villainous Deliria Delight has been traveling back in time to Earth’s prehistoric past and illegally dumping her company’s trash. Join Bula, Gorga, Multo, Wizzy, Wigg and Zeeter as the Zula Patrol blasts into the past to solve the mystery and save the Earth from its toxic future.

Show Times:
Shows are at 7 p.m. on the following days:
Saturdays January 3 and 24, February 21 and 28

Shows are at 2 p.m. on the following days:
Sundays January 4 and 25, February 22 and March 1

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Admission Prices:
$5 for adults
$4 for children and members of the Lourdes community.

Reservations are recommended. Please call 419-517-8897 or email

Directions to Lourdes
From US-23 take Exit #234 - the first (or last) exit in Ohio – (Rt.51/184 east-Sylvania)
Turn left (west) onto Monroe Street and continue .6 miles to Main Street (Key Bank is on the right)
Turn left (south) onto Main Street and continue on Main for .5 miles to Convent Boulevard
Turn right (west) onto Convent Boulevard and continue for .3 miles
Turn right at the Lourdes University driveway – 6832 Convent Boulevard.

Find the Planetarium on campus