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 "NASA's Journey to Space" Show

Take a journey with us into space as we embark on a historic journey through NASA's storied human spaceflight program in this live planetarium show. As we fly through our digital universe, we will take a glimpse of what the first American astronauts saw, the ambitious missions to the moon, and the reusable era of the Space Shuttle that eventually led to the International Space Station. For a look into the future, we will end the show with a ten minute preview of NASA's massive new rocket that may one day take astronauts to Mars.

Run time: 34 minutes

Age Recommendation: 6 and up

Laser Mania

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

Legends of the Night Sky: Perseus & Andromeda

Enjoy the telling of an ancient Greek myth in full-dome animation. The exciting story brings together the warrior Perseus and Princess Andromeda, and shows how these two characters are weaved into the night sky as 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

The Dark Matter Mystery

What keeps Galaxies together? What are the building blocks of the Universe? What makes the Universe look the way it looks today? Researchers all around the world try to answer these questions. Approximately a quarter of the Universe may be filled with a mysterious glue: dark matter. This planetarium show takes you on a journey of one of the biggest questions in modern astrophysics to understand what dark matter might be, and how it affects the Universe. 

Run time: 38 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