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.

View Our Weekly Planetarium Show Schedule



Planetarium Shows

The Hot and Energetic Universe

This new show, produced by AHEAD (Integrated Activities in the High-Energy Astrophysics Domain) and funded by the European Union, explores how high energy astrophysics plays a key role in understanding the hot and violent nature of the universe. It will take you on journeys through our own galaxy, revealing the hidden characteristics of neutron stars, supernova remnants, stars like our Sun, and very hot gas, which emit copious amounts of high energy radiation that can be detected by astronomical instruments in space and on the ground. 

Run time: 30 minutes

Age Recommendation: 7 and up

Live "Exotic Moons of the Solar System" Show

This live show carries you through our Solar System to explore some of the most eclectic moons found around many of our neighboring planets. A live presenter will share with you vibrant images and animations captured from telescopes and spacecraft focused on Jupiter’s Galilean moons, where you will find entire oceans filled with water under thick ice on Europa, and massive plumes from the volcanic moon Lo. We will take a ride to the tiny moons found orbiting Mars, and even fly through the thick atmosphere of Saturn’s moon Titan. You will discover how diverse moons can be, and how they continue to surprise scientists and astronomers as discoveries continue to be made.  

Run time: 35 minutes

Age Recommendation: 7 and up

Electropop Laser Show

A brand new laser show that exhibits the true potential of the newly aquired SkyLase laser projector by mixing recent pop music with an electronic vibe. 

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

Legends of the Night Sky Laser Show: Orion

Enjoy the telling of an ancient Greek myth in this full-dome animated show. This exciting story tells of the adventures of Orion the Hunter, and how this character is weaved into the night sky as one of the most famous constellations. 

Run time: 20 minutes

Age Recommendation: 6 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: 20 minutes

Age Recommendation: 6 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 celebrates 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

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