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 "Flight through the Solar System" Show

Experience the wonders that are found within our celestial neighborhood. A Planetarium presenter will take you on a live digital “flight” around our blazing sun, the diverse planets and moons, asteroids, and to the frigid comets that populate our Solar System.

Run time: 35 minutes

Age Recommendation: 8 and up

iPOP Laser Show

New music from today’s Pop charts mixed with a classic Michael Jackson and the Jackson 5. iPop features sizzling stars, both past and present, in brilliant laser light.

Run time: 40 minutes

Age Recommendation: All ages

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: 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: 20 minutes

Age Recommendation: 6 and up

IBEX: Search for the Edge of the Solar System

Join scientists who are investigating the zone between our Solar System and the rest of interstellar space. Exploring the challenges of space and science research, the show follows the creation of NASA’s Interstellar Boundary Explorer (IBEX), and takes an in-depth look at how this spacecraft is collecting high-speed atoms to create a map of our Solar System’s boundary.

Run time: 26 minutes

Age Recommendation: 8 and up