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The Russell C. Davis Planetarium is located at the corner of Lamar and Pascagoula Streets in the Downtown Cultural Arts District. View map.
  • Exit I-55 at Pearl Street (96A), and turn left at the 5th light (Lamar St).
  • Proceed one block, and drive under the Planetarium.


The Russell C. Davis Planetarium was built primarily for presenting educational and entertaining shows regarding astronomy or for training in celestial navigation. A dominant feature of the planetarium is the large dome-shaped projection screen where scenes of stars, planets and other celestial objects appear and simulate the “motions of the heavens'. In the past, our systems could display the sky at any point in time: past, present or future and show the night sky as it would appear from any location on Earth. But now, as the city of Jackson fully embraces the digital age, we are capable not only of simulating earthly stargazing, but of escaping the bonds of our planet's gravity and flying all the way to the edge of the known universe, with all the cosmic sight-seeing you could imagine on the way.

Surprisingly, the City of Jackson’s Planetarium is among the largest facilities of its type in the country. The Planetarium includes a 60-foot diameter projection dome and a range of sophisticated theater equipment. To date, only 25 other planetariums in America equal to or exceed the capabilities of the innovative facility. We also function as a popular venue for many other events such as film screenings, festivals, corporate and private functions, comedy shows, fashion shows...the list goes on and on. If you are interested in booking the planetarium, give us a call at 601-960-1552 and let us host your next event!