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Experience the wonders of the night sky as never before with our fully digital star projection system. For more information about Planetarium shows and times, please visit our online calendar.

Daytime Shows
Tickets are required for all public planetarium presentations and are available at the Museum's admissions office. Free for members; $4 for non-members with paid Museum admission.

  • April 1-June 8

    Wednesdays

    3:00 PM        Your Cosmic Quest
 
Fridays
3:00 PM        Kids' Space Adventure
 
Saturdays and Sundays
11:00 AM      Twinkle, Twinkle for Little Stars
Noon            Extreme Planets
1:00 PM        Kids’ Space Adventure
2:00 PM        Wonders of the Universe
3:00 PM        Your Cosmic Quest (in Spanish on Sundays)
 
  • June 9-August 31    (NO SHOWS ON JULY 1)

          Weekdays

1:00 PM        Kids’ Space Adventure
2:00 PM        Origins of Life
3:00 PM        Your Cosmic Quest 

          Saturdays and Sundays

11:00 AM      Twinkle, Twinkle for Little Stars
Noon            Origins of Life
1:00 PM        Kids’ Space Adventure
2:00 PM        Black Holes
3:00 PM        Your Cosmic Quest (in Spanish on Sundays)
 
 

Twinkle, Twinkle for Little Stars

Twinkle, Twinkle for Little Stars

This presentation for families with children five years and under features a different topic every week. Come back again and again to learn about stars, planets, constellations, and more!

Run Time: 15 minutes

Age appropriateness: Families with young children

  

 Your Cosmic Quest

Your Cosmic Quest

Have you ever looked up into the sky and wondered what you were actually seeing? Have you ever wished you could ask questions about space and get immediate answers? Now you can in Your Cosmic Quest, a show that explores the seasonal sky and is fueled by your questions and interests!

Run Time: 40 minutes

Age appropriateness: General audiences

   

Wonders of the Universe

Peer deep into space through the eyes of the orbiting Hubble Space Telescope and travel back billions of years in time to witness the birth of the universe. On this breathtaking excursion, you'll witness the formation of galaxies and explore some of the most wondrous nebulae and astronomical structures yet discovered. As your travels continue, you'll fly deep into our own Milky Way Galaxy and return home to Earth on a spectacular tour through the Solar System.

Run Time: 40 minutes

Age appropriateness: General audiences
(not recommended for children under 5)

 

Black Holes

Few mysteries in the universe have the power and awe of the black hole. Only now are we on the verge of understanding their true nature. What are they? How are they made? Is the earth in danger of being pulled into one? Discover the answers in our newest full-dome presentation “Black Holes.”

Run Time: 40 minutes

 Age appropriateness: General audiences (not recommended for children under 5)

Kids' Space Adventure

 Kid’s Space Adventure

 Come and ask questions about space and the universe! Kid’s Space Adventure is an interactive place where you can find answers about the planets, constellations, comets, asteroids, galaxies and much more!!

Run Time: 30 minutes

Age appropriateness: Families with children

 

Extreme Planets

For centuries, humanity has wondered whether we are alone in the Universe. With the discovery in 1995 of the first planet orbiting another star, we now know that planets are not unique to our own Solar System. In fact, these “extrasolar” planets now appear to be quite common. From water worlds to molten landscapes, inhabitable moons to planets with multiple suns, these exotic worlds aren’t just science fiction anymore!

Run Time: 40 minutes

 Age appropriateness: General audiences (not recommended for children under 5)

 

Origins of Life

"Origins of Life" deals with some of the most profound questions of life science: the origins of life and the human search for life beyond Earth. It features many recent discoveries related to life science, demonstrating that if there was ever a time that science made its greatest advances, it's right now!

 

Run Time: 40 minutes

 Age appropriateness: General audiences (not recommended for children under 5)

 

 

 

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