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Frequently Asked Questions

Where can buses drop off students?

There is a bus unloading/loading area in front of the planetarium.  Buses may not park in the unloading/loading area or impede emergency vehicles from reaching the campus.

Buses may park in the student parking lots SOUTH of the campus. 

May we store lunches during the show?

Yes, Staff member will assist you.

Where do I park? Do I have to pay for parking?

For Schools:  We provide free parking passes for those using cars instead of buses. Please ask for our reservationist for a pass. 

All others:  You may purchase a parking permit for $2 from the "yellow boxes" located in the student parking lots SOUTH of the campus. This is also where you will park.  Parking in the Visitor or Faculty lots will result in a parking citation.       map 2015.pdfmap 2015.pdf

Do you take debit/credit cards?

 Yes.  Online reservations can be made using a debit/credit card. Only checks are accepted at the door.  You may pay in cash Monday through Friday at the Student Business Office located in VL-205-B.  SBO hours are Monday through Thursday 8am to 5pm and Friday 8am to 12pm during fall and spring semester and open from Monday through Thursday 8am to 5pm during summer semester.  

Are you open holidays or  holiday weekends?

No. We follow the college calendar.

Does Santa Ana College rent the planetarium for TV or video productions? 

Please contact either Maria Taylor or Judy Iannaccone directly:

Facilities/Rental:  Maria Taylor (714) 564-6227 or 

Media Relations:  Judy Iannaccone (714) 480-7503 or  

Does Santa Ana College rent the planetarium for weddings or parties?
Not at this time.



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