Health and Safety.

We have been working with MSU Health and Safety and custodial teams to make sure the planetarium is safe for visitors to come back and learn about the night sky! Here is how we are keeping visitors and staff safe.

Masks are Required

According to MSU guidelines, all individuals are required to wear CDC recommended masks indoors beginning August 1, 2021 in all campus buildings and other MSU facilities in East Lansing and throughout the state.

Abrams Mascot in Mask

Vaccination Requirements

Michigan State University is requiring proof of vaccination or recent negative COVID-19 test for athletic, music, art and theatre events happening on campus. This includes the Abrams Planetarium.

Proof of COVID-19 vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test within 72 hours of the event will be required of all attendees ages 12 and up. Attendees who cannot provide the required information will not be allowed into the venue.

To meet the vaccine requirement, attendees must show their COVID-19 vaccination card or a digital image along with a photo ID matching the name on the card. MSU students, faculty and staff can show their university ID as proof of compliance with the university’s vaccine mandate. Attendees who cannot provide proof of vaccination should bring a photo ID and either a printout or photo of their negative COVID-19 test taken within 72 hours before the event start time. People ages 17 and under accompanied by an adult will not be required to show a photo ID.

Abrams Mascot with Vaccination

Health Screenings

Employees, students and others coming to campus no longer have to fill out the daily health screening form.

Abrams Mascot with Thermometer

Cleaning of Seats

All seats in the theater are disinfected daily.

Abrams Mascot with Spray Bottle


Visitors in separate households are seated at least 6 feet apart during shows.

Abrams Mascot 6 Feet Apart


There are numerous hand sanitizing stations and wipes around the lobby and theater.

Abrams Mascot with Sanitizer