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Great White Shark
New in 2024 at the Jenks Planetarium!

Great White Shark explores the great white’s place in our imaginations, in our fears, and in its role at the top of the oceanic food chain. Shot on location in South Africa, New Zealand, Mexico and California, the film looks to find the truth behind the mythic creature forever stigmatized by its portrayal in the world’s first blockbuster movie, Jaws.

Great White Shark aims to reveal the strength and beauty of these animals by looking through the eyes of those who have been touched by their shark encounters: Mike Rutzen, South African shark expert, who swims with great whites in the aptly named Shark Alley; Chris Lowe, who has been tagging juvenile great whites off the coast of Los Angeles and discovering more and more of their secret life; and two  record-breaking freedivers, Frederic Buyle and William Winram, who tag Great Whites by simply holding their breath and freediving with the sharks.

Visit the links below to reserve your tickets for our July showings of Great White Shark!

Explore the night sky with our engaging, awe-inspiring shows at the Jenks Planetarium!  The 50-foot high definition SciDome provides the ultimate screen for seeing planets up close, flying to distant stars and galaxies, and even rediscovering our own earth in ways never thought possible. From a complex black hole to the simplicity of a constellation, audiences will walk away with a new understanding of our cosmos. Shows will interest everyone from the young to the young at heart. All shows last approximately 50 minutes.

To make a reservation for a Planetarium show you may: 

  • Pay online with a credit card (Discover/Mastercard/Visa, $7 per person). Click on the list of shows below to make online reservations
  • Call or visit the Jenks Community Education office at 918-298-0340 and pay using a credit card ($7 per person)
  • No cash, checks or credit cards will be accepted at the door. 

Due to building repairs, the Jenks Planetarium will not have shows in June 2024.

July Shows

Monday, July 8 @ 11:00am  Travelling with Light

Wednesday, July 10 @ 11am  Travelling with Light

Wednesday, July 10 @ 6:30pm  Spacepark 360: Infinity 

Saturday, July 13 @ 11am   My House Has Stars

Monday, July 15 @ 6:30pm  The Sistine Chapel **

- Tuesday, July 16 @ 11am, 1:30pm, 4pm, & 6:30pm - GREAT WHITE SHARK -

- Thursday, July 18 @ 11am, 1:30pm, 4pm, & 6:30pm - GREAT WHITE SHARK -

Monday, July 22 @ 11am  Solar System Protection Agency

Monday, July 22 @ 6:30pm  Moons: Worlds of Mystery

Wednesday, July 24 @ 11am  Stone Age Stories

Wednesday, July 24 @ 6:30pm  Habitat Earth

Tuesday, July 30 @ 11am  Solar System Protection Agency 

Tuesday, July 30 @ 6;30pm  From Earth to Saturn

August Shows

Thursday, August 1 @ 11am  Earth, Moon, and Sun

Thursday, August 1 @ 6:30pm  Passport to the Universe

- Great White Shark was mistakenly advertised as a 3D show in the 2024 brochure. It is NOT a 3D show but an Imax film converted to the dome. -

** This show displays real paintings as seen in the Sistine Chapel in Rome, which contain some artistic nudity. Parental discretion is recommended.

Doors to the Planetarium open approximately 30 minutes prior to listed show time. If you make reservations prior to the show, your name will appear on a list at the door and will be checked off prior to entering. (Tickets will not be issued at the time of purchase and you do not need to show proof of purchase.) General seating is available on a first-come, first-served basis. No food or drink is allowed in the Planetarium.

Private groups such as schools, scouts, birthday parties, and business meetings are welcome! Contact Dan Zielinski, Planetarium Director, 918-299-4415, ext. 3307 or email him at for details or to schedule an event. 

The Jenks Planetarium is housed on the 3rd floor in the Dr. Kirby A. Lehman Center for the Study of Math and Science Center on the Jenks High School Campus. An elevator is available. Parking is available on both the east and the west sides of the building, either in the oval parking lot, or the parking lot north of the football stadium.

205 East B Street
Jenks, OK 74037