The Museum’s new, state-of-the-art Planetarium is NOW OPEN!

One Planetarium show is included with the purchase of your Museum admission ticket.
Additional Planetarium shows or Planetarium shows without Museum admission are $5.00 for Adults and $3.00 for Children 17 and under.

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Planetarium Shows

From the Earth to the Universe

The night sky, both beautiful and mysterious, has been the subject of campfire stories, ancient myths and awe for as long as there have been people. A desire to comprehend the universe may well be humanity's oldest shared intellectual experience. Yet only recently have we truly begun to grasp our place in the vast cosmos. To learn about this journey of celestial discovery, from the theories of the ancient Greek astronomers to today's grandest telescopes, we invite you to experience this show. 

Run time: 31 minutes

Age Recommendation: 8 and up

Live "Mysteries of the Milky Way" Show

Human-made light pollution has obscured our view of one of the most beautiful celestial objects - the Milky Way. Experience the wonder of this glowing celestial band as a live presenter takes you on a journey through space to explore its mythologies, history and science.

Run time: 32 minutes

Age Recommendation: 8 and up

Laser Magic

Sit back and enjoy colorful and stunning laser light animations set to a wide variety of popular music.

Run time: 40 minutes

Age Recommendation: 4 and up

The Little Star That Could

This imaginative story follows Little Star, an average yellow star that is on a quest to find his true name and any planets that might be his companions. Along the way, he learns about planets, stars, star clusters, nebula and even galaxies. 

Run time: 25 minutes

Age Recommendation: 8 and below

Back to the Moon for Good

Narrated by Tim Allen, this program presents the Google Lunar X Prize, a competition of privately funded international teams attempting to land a rover on the lunar surface. From Neil Armstrong's first steps to the myriad of unmanned spacecraft sent to the Moon, learn about the history of lunar exploration and how it has transformed our understanding of Earth's natural satellite.

Run time: 25 minutes

Age Recommendation: 8 and up

Live "The Sky Tonight" Show

Join us under the dome for a live and interactive show about the current celestial objects up in the sky. Through state-of-the-art digital technologies, you will learn the basics of stargazing and the wonders of astronomy.

Run time: 30-35 minutes

Age Recommendation: 8 and up

Galileo: The Power of the Telescope

Take a journey back in time to witness Galileo Galilei’s achievement as one of the first to peer through a telescope at the night sky. You will learn how his discoveries of not only celestial bodies in the heavens, but gravity and motion, helped shape the course of astronomy. The show also celebrate how the telescope has evolved these past 400 years and its importance in unraveling the mysteries of the universe.

Run time: 28 minutes

Age Recommendation: 8 and up