Planetarium Shows
Friday, Saturday, and Sunday
11:30, 12:30, 1:30, 2:30

Museum closed December 24, 25, 26, 31, and January 1
Additional Holiday Showings: Wednesday 12/27 and Thursday 12/28

The state-of-the-art Planetarium & Dome Theater at the U-M Museum of Natural History transports visitors beyond distant stars and deep into the ocean from the comfort of reclining seats.

Tickets are $8 for adults, seniors, and children ages 3 & up. Babies without tickets may be required to sit on an adult's lap. Tickets are available the day of the show in the Museum Store. Schedule subject to change.


December Schedule

Did An Asteroid Really Kill The Dinosaurs?

11:30 a.m.

Did a space rock six miles wide slam into the Earth 66 million years ago and wipe out 75 percent of all living species at that time, including the dinosaurs? Cosmic collisions are abundant in our solar system. See the numerous craters on worlds like the moon, Mars, and even distant Pluto.

Sky Tonight

12:30 p.m. & 2:30 p.m.
A live presentation on what to find in the sky tonight and for the coming few weeks. This presentation includes how to find the cardinal directions on your own with the North Star, current and upcoming constellations, visible planets, a few deep sky objects depending on the season, and other interesting astronomical visualizations. If you want to be able to look up from your own backyard and know what to look for, this is the show for you. 

We Are Stars

1:30 p.m.
What are we made of? Where did it all come from? Explore the secrets of our cosmic chemistry and our explosive origins. Connect life on Earth to the evolution of the Universe by following the formation of hydrogen atoms to the synthesis of carbon, and the molecules for life.



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