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)
Eventbrite - Science Fact or Science Fiction? - June 8th 2013
  • 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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Spring 2013 Public Shows

Starting the week of March 18th we are moving our evening public show from Wednesday evenings at 7 pm to Friday evenings at 7 pm.

We also have a new show Dynamic Earth that will be debuting that first Friday March 22nd.  A few new shows will also pop up on our schedule a little later this spring in mid-April!

For a detailed show schedule checkout the calendar on the side bar or our Shows page.

General Audience Shows

Fridays 7 pm
Saturdays 3:15 pm
1 hour

Children’s Shows  (Ages 3-8)

Saturdays 2 pm
45 minutes
 

Prices

$6 per adult
$3 per youth (3-18 yrs)
$3 per Pierce College student

Dynamic Earth – Coming Soon!

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Starting March 22nd!

The award-winning Dynamic Earth explores the inner workings of Earth’s great life support system: the global climate. With visualizations based on satellite monitoring data and advanced supercomputer simulations, this cutting-edge production follows a trail of energy that flows from the Sun into the interlocking systems that shape our climate: the atmosphere, oceans, and the biosphere. Audiences will ride along on swirling ocean and wind currents, dive into the heart of a monster hurricane, come face-to-face with sharks and gigantic whales, and fly into roiling volcanoes.
 
Dynamic Earth is the result of a two-year long collaboration between Spitz Creative Media, the Advanced Visualization Lab at the National Center for Supercomputing Applications at the University of Illinois, NASA’s Scientific Visualization Studio, and Thomas Lucas Productions, Inc., in association with the Denver Museum of Nature & Science and NASA Earth Science. Narrated by Liam Neeson.

A Walk on the Moon, A New Children’s Show

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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.