Science Dome presentations (seats can be reserved in advance)
Hands-on Science Activities
Comet ISON is a giant ball of ice and rock that was discovered last fall, and is currently hurtling toward the sun from the outer solar system. As it passes the sun on Thanksgiving day its fate is unpredictable. The warmth from the sun may break it up into disappearing pieces or cause it to shine bright enough to be seen during the day! Join us on December 6th to learn about comets and so much more! Check out the full schedule on our Events page. Seats for the planetarium shows can be reserved online for free through Eventbrite
The festivities will be followed by the FREE premiere of Back to the Moon For Good at 8 pm! The Science Dome is one of the first planetariums to get this new show worldwide!
The 25-minute digital film highlights the history of exploring the moon and provides an insider’s look at the teams vying for the $30 million Google Lunar XPRIZE, the largest incentivized prize in history.
Back To The Moon For Good begins with a tour through the history of lunar exploration, tracing back to the 1960s and 1970s. We hear from some of the teams racing to land a robotic spacecraft on the moon and win the Google Lunar XPRIZE. The audience is taken on a successful launch, landing and tour of the lunar surface. The show ends with an enticing visualization of a future settlement on the moon.
The stunning visuals and compelling narrative of the show explain the importance of the Google Lunar XPRIZE in encouraging today’s space entrepreneurs and innovators to collaborate toward building a new space economy while inspiring the next generation to “shoot for the moon.”
The show was executive produced by Robert K. Weiss and Alexandra Hall, produced by NSC Creative, an award-winning computer animation studio, and written by Ryan Wyatt.
This interactive show is specially designed for our youngest visitors aged 3-8. You can expect to get up out of your seat and get moving!
Join us on a trip to the outer solar system to visit the frigid Pluto and its companions. Experience a changing of seasons on the mysterious Pluto and learn why it only sometimes has an atmosphere. Learn why Pluto “the dwarf planet” is no longer Pluto “the planet” and discover other dwarf planets along the way!
Pluto, The Forgotten Planet starts this Saturday August 31st at 2 pm and will run for several weeks.
Kids (3-8) $3, Adults get in free.
Cash only at the door or reserve seats online for a small fee (clicking on the link below will take you to a 3rd party website).
Not all stars are created equal. Some are massive. Others are tiny; almost insignificant. The specific characteristics of a star will determine what type of life it will lead, how long it might live and even the type of death it will die. We will witness the amazing variety of stars and peer into their secret lives. Narrated by Sir Patrick Stewart of TV’s Star Trek: The Next Generation and the X-Men films.
Upcoming show times: June 26 at 2:15 pm, June 28 at 7 pm, June 29 at 3:15 pm, July 17 at 1 pm
Tickets can be purchased at the door with CASH only or by clicking below through a 3rd party website:
Join us for a fun new Children’s show designed for our youngest visitors (ages 3-8). We will take a tour to Seven Wonders, a combination of the classic ancient wonders, natural wonders and modern wonders. Will our young explorers be able to find the secret hidden on Easter Island? Or get the balance of Stonehenge just right? Come to the show to find out!
Children’s Shows are every Saturday at 2pm. The cost is $3 per child (3-8), CASH ONLY at the door.
Ever wonder if warp drive is actually possible? Will we ever have flying cars and genetically engineered humans? Join us to watch some favorite science fiction movies in the Science Dome and learn about the science behind them.
This interactive expedition through our solar system is specially designed for our youngest visitors (Ages 3-8). Explorers will take a flight to the Moon with the crew of Apollo 11. Explorers will get a chance to leave their mark on our nearest neighbor, bound about, plant a flag and drive around the surface!
It is currently running on Saturdays at 2pm. Just $3 per child.