Planetarium Shows - Weekends

At the Museum

July 6, 2019 / 11:00 AM–3:30 PM

11:00 AM - Twinkle, Twinkle for Little Stars
Learn about comets, planets, constellations, and more in this live presentation designed for families with very young children.
Run Time: 15 minutes
Age appropriateness: All ages

Noon - Kids' Space Adventure
You drive the show with your questions! Yearning to learn about space? Tap the expertise of our Astronomy presenters and drive the show with your questions during this live interactive presentation.
Run Time: 30 minutes
Age appropriateness: 5 and Up

1:00 PM - ExoPlanets
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!
Age appropriateness: 5 and Up

2:00 PM - What’s Up
Get a close-up view of the sun through our state-of-the-art telescopes in Palmer Observatory, then discuss the current night sky during a live interactive presentation in Gladwin Planetarium.
Run Time: 40 minutes
Age appropriateness: 10 and Up

3:00 PM - Universe: User’s Guide - Gravity

Why do oceans move in and out with the tides? Why is the earth round (despite what you might have read in strange places on the internet)? The answer is gravity. Join us as we explain the effects and workings of this ever-present—and sometimes strange—force.
Run Time: 30 minutes

Age appropriateness: 10 and Up

Free for members, $4 for non-members

Related Exhibition: Space Sciences & Planetarium