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!

Current Shows

The Sky Tonight
Thursdays  - 5:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday  - 11:30 a.m., 12:30 p.m., 1:30 p.m., 2:30 p.m.

The Cosmic Recipe: Setting the Periodic Table
Saturday and Sunday  - 10:30 a.m.

Expedition Reef
Saturday and Sunday  - 3:30 p.m.

Starting in July

Mars 1001
Monday Through Thursday: 3:30 p.m.

The Sky Tonight
Monday Through Thursday: 1:30 p.m., 2:30 p.m.
Fridays: 11:30 a.m., 12:30 p.m., 1:30 p.m., 2:30 p.m.

The Cosmic Recipe: Setting the Periodic Table
Fridays: 10:30 a.m.

Expedition Reef
Fridays: 3:30 p.m.

Planetarium & Dome Theater:

Biological Sciences Building, 1105 North University Avenue, Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1085
ummnh.info@umich.edu | 734-764-0478

UMMNH is a part of the University of Michigan’s College of Literature, Science, and the Arts