One of Denton’s  most popular attractions is the University of North Texas Sky Theatre Planetarium (1704 W. Mulberry St., 940/369-8213, www.skytheater.unt.edu , showtimes Sat. at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m., $5 adults, $4 senior citizens, $3 children 11 and under).
The 40-foot domed theater features a projection system that reproduces the night sky with digital precision, and the planetarium’s seating and technology make visitors feel like they’re traveling to nearby stars on a celestial roller coaster ride. The facility presents educational and entertainment-oriented features for the general public and UNT students.
While on campus, check out a completely different dramatic experience at the nearby Campus Theatre (214 W. Hickory St., 940/382-1915, www.campustheatre.com ), a beautifully renovated 1940s art deco movie house staging live productions throughout the year