These interactive shows are specially designed for our youngest visitors (recommended age 3-12 ). You can expect to get up out of your seat and get moving! Show topics vary and have been developed by our own Science Dome staff! See the Public Show Schedule for dates and times.
3-2-1 Blast Off! – How do rockets work? What parts do they have? Where do they take us? Join us on Orion Mission 74 and learn the ins and outs of rockets, build your own rocket and have a rocket race!
Motions and Patterns – How do the sun, moon and stars move across the sky? Why does it dark so early in the winter yet the sun is still up at bedtime in the summer? Discover motions and patterns in the sky, make and take your own constellation and travel around the world to see how other see the sky.
H20 – Have you ever wondered… What is water made of? Why do we get rain? How are snowflakes formed and why is each one unique? Dive on in and explore the fascinating world of water.
The Living Planet Join an interstellar tour as an alien visiting the amazing blue planet, Earth! Dive deep into the oceans, scour the vast deserts and trek deep into the heart of the rain forest!
Mission to Mars Blast off to Mars and help us bring our martian rovers home! Learn about what our robot friends are doing on the red planet and explore some of the most extreme places in the solar system!
Amazing Aurora Have you ever seen the Northern Lights? Find out why these swirling lights appear in our night sky and visit other places in the solar system where they can be found!
Legends in the Sky: Long ago bedtime stories weren’t written in books, they were written in the stars! Join us as we read the stories in the night sky from ancient cultures around the globe.
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!
Comets, Asteroids and Meteors, Oh My! 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.
Pluto: A New Horizon Join us on a trip to the outer solar system to visit the frigid Pluto and its companions. Learn why Pluto “the dwarf planet” is no longer Pluto “the planet” and discover other dwarf planets along the way! Now updated for New Horizon’s flyby of Pluto!
A Walk on the Moon Come learn about Earth’s companion, the moon! Why does the moon change shape in the sky? What is it like to walk on the moon? Learn the answers to these questions and expect to get up out of your seat and get moving!
Planetary Explorers Explorers will start on watery Earth and embark on an adventure taking them to all 8 planets. From bouncing on Mercury to hula-hooping with Saturn they are certain to have a great journey.
Our Sun Is A Star! Did you know the sun is a star? Have you ever wondered what stars are made of? Why are stars different colors? Come learn all about stars in this new children’s show!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!
Haunted Night Sky
Use your imagination to find creatures in the night sky, build a Frankenstein satellite, and take a tour of the Sea of Serpents on the Moon, the Witch’s Head Nebula and other spooky places in the Universe.