Out-of-this-World Views

Our state-of-the-art Planetarium & Dome Theater transports visitors beyond distant stars!

New technology also enables us to take visitors beyond space to explore the oceans' reefs, Earth’s geology, weather and more, all with surround sound and in new, comfortable seats!

Our new digital dome technology brings new perspectives to even the most familiar celestial bodies, constellations, and phenomena, from the Big Dipper to the northern lights.

But that's only part of it. Over time, programs on weather, geology, and evolution will pair striking visuals with the museum's hands-on exhibits. At our opening, new featured content will explore the oceans' reefs, what a human journey to Mars might be like, and more.

The Dome has seating for 57 visitors and offers space for up to 9 wheelchairs, easy-access seats, and hearing assistance devices.

A trip to our Dome will be out of this world!

November Shows

The museum will be closed on November 28, 2019 for Thanksgiving.*

The Sky Tonight
Thursdays, 5:30 p.m., 6:30 p.m.  * no shows November 28
Friday, November 29, 11:30 a.m., 12:30 p.m., 1:30 p.m., 2:30 p.m.
Saturdays, Sundays: 11:30 a.m., 12:30 p.m., 1:30 p.m., 2:30 p.m.

Molecularium
Friday, November 29, 10:30 a.m.
Saturdays, Sundays, 10:30 a.m.

Black Holes
Friday, November 29, 3:30 p.m.
Saturdays, Sundays, 3:30 p.m.

December Shows

The museum will be closed on December 24, December 25, December 31 and January 1*

The Sky Tonight
Thursdays,  December 5, 12, 19, 5:30 p.m., 6:30 p.m. 
Saturdays, December 7, 14, 21: 11:30 a.m., 12:30 p.m., 1:30 p.m., 2:30 p.m.
Sundays, December 1, 8, 15, 22: 11:30 a.m., 12:30 p.m., 1:30 p.m., 2:30 p.m.

Molecularium
Saturdays, December 7, 14, 21: 10:30 a.m.
Sundays, December 1, 8, 15, 22: 10:30 a.m.

Black Holes
Saturdays, December 7, 14, 21:  3:30 p.m.
Sundays, December 1, 8, 15, 22: 3:30 p.m.

Holiday Schedule

The museum will be closed on December 24, December 25, December 31 and January 1*

Sea Monsters
December 26, 27, 28, 29, 30 
January 2, 3, 4, 5
10:30 a.m. , 11:30 a.m., 12:30 p.m., 1:30 p.m., 2:30 p.m., 3:30 p.m.

Sky Tonight

Star talks will examine the night sky with its slowly changing constellations, bright planets, and a short journey to visit far-away objects.

Molecularium

The Molecularium is a digital dome program that makes molecular science fun. The show blends scientific simulations with kid-friendly characters to introduce young people to the world of atoms and molecules. Suitable for K-3, plus families of all ages. Preceded by brief star talk.

Black Holes

This cutting-edge production works with data generated by supercomputer simulations to bring the current science of black holes to the dome screen. It includes immersive animations of the formation of the early universe, star birth and death, the collision of giant galaxies, and a simulated flight to a super-massive black hole lurking at the center of our own Milky Way Galaxy. Preceded by brief star talk.

Sea Monsters

Journey 80 million years back in time to an age when ferocious prehistoric creatures swarm, hunt, and fight for survival beneath the vast, mysterious seas.Stunning, realistic imagery recreates the perilous underwater realm of two young, dolphin-sized marine reptiles called Dolichorhynchops, and their journey among the most awesome predators ever to prowl the oceans. This show interweaves  ground-breaking fossil finds with cutting-edge computer-generated animation.

This is a pre-programmed show and does not include a live star talk.

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