Earth Day Special!

Join us for a free viewing of Dynamic Earth: Exploring Earth’s Climate Engine and the short Losing the Dark.  April 22nd, Earth Day at 11:00 am and 1:30 pm.  No reservations, first come – first seated.DynamicEarthLosingTheDark

A new children’s show and a new time!

If you have attended one of our children’s shows recently you’ve probably notice that they are quite crowded!  So, we are offering a second show time for our children’s shows.  You can now catch one at either 12:30 pm or 2 pm on Saturdays.

In addition to a new time, we have also finished our newest children’s show: Magnificent Moons.  Like all of our children’s shows this one is designed for our youngest visitors aged 3-8 and will include lots of demos and hands-on fun.  The best part?  Adults get in free!

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Magnificent Moons: Is Earth the only planet with a moon? Are all moons simple rocks like ours? Make sure you’re buckled up because we’ll be visiting some of the solar system’s strangest and most unique locations as we explore its many magnificent moons!

Reserve seats through the 3rd party eventbrite: Eventbrite - Children's Show: Magnificent Moons

Pi Day – 2014

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Join us for Pi Day!

March 14, 2014

  • Fun for all ages!
  • Hands on Math and Science Demos (3:14 – 6pm)
    • Motion Commotion – Christina Pederson, Wil Pirnie, David Kind
    • Got Yolk? – Crystal Lo Tin, Melissa Stitt-Dastous, Cameron Cyprain
    • Where does the Moon go? – Anthony Walker, Phil Varia
    • Exploring the sizes of our Solar System – Lydia Mehm, James Woods
    • Gravity Well – Cady Dean, Jeff Ward
    • 3D Movies for the 1D Mind – Stephen Stabbert, Mike Dickson, Andrew Gates, Benjamin Lam
    • Hang Time – Hali Sayers, Amanda Perez
    • Arc Enemies – Sherri Stokes, Christina Winterburn
    • Explosive Engine – Kevin Chan, Nick Chan, Roy Wong
    • How much do you weigh in the Milky Way? – Hannah Wattnem, Ros Vanalstine
  • Pi Recitation Contests
    • How many digits of pi can you recite?  How fast can you do it?
  • Free Planetarium Show: Chaos & Order (3:15, 4:10, 5 pm) All seats have been reserved!  We will start a waiting list on Pi Day.  You must be present to put your name on the list. Eventbrite - Pi Day: Chaos and Order (FREE)
  • Free Planetarium Show: Undiscovered Worlds All seats have been reserved!  We will start a waiting list on Pi Day.  You must be present to put your name on the list.(6 pm, 7 pm – new time!Eventbrite - Pi Day: Premiere of Undiscovered Worlds (FREE)
  • Statistics Projects
    • Pierce College Students’ Perceptions on Lung Cancer and Actual Statistics – Rachel Brown, Sharon Thomas, Robert Maloney, Jame Minzey
    • Modern Day Watergate! Pierce College Students’ Awareness and Feelings of NSA Monitoring – Monicah Ngugi, Doan Hanh Truong, Zachary Cottrell, Crystal Standlea
    • Poverty in Washington State – Haley Marion, Alexis Jordan, Samone Sanders, Hannelore Brown
    • Syria: Statistics on how much do Pierce College Students Know – Schuyler Shannon, Megan Mullen, Billie Edwards
    • Poor-Favor: Pierce College Students’ Perceptions of Poverty – Robert Doolan, John Goon, Ashley Renner, Nina Calderon
    • Statistics on Missing Children – Are you Aware? – Emily Grenier, Tori Sorenson, Sierra Smith

 

Comets, Asteroids and Meteors, Oh My! – A New Children’s Show

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Join us for a new interactive Children’s show, designed by our science dome staff for our youngest visitors aged 3-8 years.

What makes comets, asteroids, and meteors different from each other? Are they just rocks that float around in space?  Make sure you’re buckled in as we zoom through our solar system to figure it out! Feel the ice cold of comets and the warm heat from the sun. Learn how space affects comets, asteroids, and meteors.

The show starts Saturday January 4th at 2 pm and will run every Saturday for the next couple of months.

Cost: $3 per child, Adults get in free!

Seats can be purchased online through the 3rd party eventbrite for an additional fee, or purchased for cash only at the door.

Eventbrite - Comets, Asteroids and Meteors, Oh My! A Children's Show

Comet Day & Premiere of “Back to the Moon for Good”

 Comet Day!

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  • Friday December 6th , 5-8 pm
  • Free Family Fun!
  • 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!

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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.

Pluto, The Forgotten Planet – A New Kids’ Show!

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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).
Eventbrite - Pluto: The Forgotten Planet, a Children's Show

Lakewood Maker Fest

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Hosted by Lakewood’s Promise and the Lakewood Computer Clubhouse.

MakerFEST is like a huge “Show and Tell” where Makers share their creations and inventions with the world.  Stop by to see what cool things your neighbors are working on!

Learn more and register to show off your stuff at MakerFEST at Lakewood’s Promise.

All questions regarding MakerFEST can be directed to Michelle Angell (mangell@piercecountylibrary.org).

Free Science Dome presentations will be held on a first come – first served basis in the dome from 11 am to 3 pm.

Now Playing! The Secret Lives of Stars

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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:

Eventbrite - Secret Lives of Stars

Seven Wonders, A New Children’s Show

 

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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.

Science Fact or Science Fiction?

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June 8, 2013

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.

Fun for ALL ages! 

Click Here for a  FULL SCHEDULE and LIST OF Exhibits

Exhibits, demonstrations and talks (FREE):

  • noon-5:30 pm
Featured Movies $5
(purchase now until June 8th at the Science Dome or online through Eventbrite for a small fee)
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  • 10:45 am Treasure Planet (PG)
  • 1 pm Back to the Future (PG)
  • 3:15 pm Jurassic Park (PG-13)
  • 5:55 pm Serenity (PG-13)

Costume Contests (FREE):

  • 12:30 pm 12 & under
  • 5:30 pm 13  & up

 

This event is being offered in conjunction with the Seattle Science Festival! For full details visit seattlesciencefestival.org

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