General Information

General Information

Hours of Operation

With the exception of University closings, the Khan Planetarium is open year-round to the public. The Planetarium operates during regular business hours, Monday through Friday 8:00 am to 5:00 pm. A limited number of evening and shows are offered during special occasions (e.g, Feature Presentations, University Open House, etc.).


All shows are FREE and by RESERVATION ONLY.

Group Arival

Groups should arrive at the Planetarium 15 minutes prior to their show's scheduled time. Groups or individuals who arrive late may not be admitted. If your group is running late or must cancel, we kindly request that you or your organization/school notify us in advance.

Making a Reservation

Groups of 20 or more may schedule their own show. Individuals and Groups with Less than 20 may join a group that is already schedule (space permitting).

To make a reservation, groups must call the SKY line, (252) 335-3SKY.

Inclement Weather Policy

The Khan Planetarium follows Elizabeth City State University's Inclement Weather Policy.  You can find inclement weather announcements by calling ECSU Information at (252) 335-3400.  We will also post the information on this Web site and our SKY line (provided above).  In the event of inclement weather, the Khan Planetarium will be happy to reschedule your field trip at a later date.

Driving Directions

Charlotte , NC
I-85 N. to I-40 E. to US 64 E. to US 17 N. 
(Approx. 324 miles)

Virginia Beach
Norfolk Airport
I-64 E. to US 17 S. 
(Approx. 52 miles)

Raleigh , NC
I-64 E. to US 17 N. 
(Approx. 162 miles)

Washington D.C.
I-395 S. to I-95 S. Take I-64 E. to US 17 S. 
(Approx. 252 miles)


  • All visitors to the ECSU campus must obtain a visitor's pass.
  • Vehicles without a visitor's pass are subject to ticketing and/or towing.
  • Visitors to the Planetarium may obtain a parking pass either from Campus Police (Thomas-Jenkins Building) or from Planetarium Personnel.
  • Visitors may park in Lot E located near the Wellness Center and the Jenkins Science Building. After dropping off teachers and students, school buses must park near the Roebuck Stadium located on Herrington St. across from Hoffler St.