planetarium show descriptions
Black Holes: The Other Side of Infinity
This stunning presentation of the latest science about black holes visualized using super computing technology. This show is narrated by Liam Neeson.
The stars appear changeless. But as our ancestors noticed, some stars change slightly over time. Every 27 years, a star called Epsilon Aurigae drops in brightness and mysteriously dims for nearly two years. This is the unique story of that star.
The search for life in the universe begins as we travel to yet undiscovered planets in the far reaches of space. In differing environmental conditions, you'll discover what living creatures might look like on worlds very different from our own.
Dinosaurs at Dusk
We follow the adventures of a father and his teenage daughter Lucy, who share a fascination for all things that fly. They travel back in time, navigating from continent to continent, exploring an Earth teeming with pterosaurs and the ancestors of modern-day birds — the feathered dinosaurs.
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. A Schreder Presenter favorite!
Earth, Moon, and Sun
This show explores the relationship between the Earth, Moon and Sun with the help of the Native American character "Coyote". His confusion about the universe makes viewers think about how the Earth, Moon and Sun work together as a system.
Faster than Light dazzles audiences with virtual rides aboard spacecraft of the future based on whole new technologies designed to achieve ultra-high speeds, using exotic next-generation rocket fuels, and breakthrough concepts in physics. The writers made this complex-sounding topic fun and enjoyable for people of all ages. A Schreder Presenter favorite!
From Earth to the Universe
The night sky has inspired awe and been the subject of campfire stories, and ancient myths for as long as there have been people. Yet only recently have we truly begun to grasp our place in the vast cosmos. Learn about this journey of celestial discovery, from the theories of the ancient Greek astronomers to today’s grandest telescopes.
Future Is Wild
Based on a wildly successful international television series, The Future is Wild gives audiences a glimpse at what might be the future of the animal kingdom on planet Earth.
Join scientists who are investigating the boundary between our Solar System and the rest of our galaxy. Learn how IBEX explores our Sun and learns about our galaxy through stellar radiation. It's also a fascinating journey into how NASA overcomes the challenges of spaceflight.
Discover our star through breathtaking time lapses. You will experience the true nature of the Sun and find out that it is far from being as calm as it seems at first glance.
Mystery of the Christmas Star
Journey back over 2000 years to Bethlehem as we seek to discover a scientific explanation for the star the wise men followed. This modern retelling of the Christmas Story is sure to charm and captivate audiences of all ages.
NASA: Flight to the Moon*
Two spacecraft are mapping the moon in unprecedented detail, launching the Centaur impactor into a shaded lunar crater, creating a plume for the spacecraft to fly into and look for water.
NASA: Future of Human Exploration*
NASA is entering an extraordinary new era of human spaceflight. From asteroids to deep space to humans on Mars, join NASA 360 as we look toward the not-so-distant future.
NASA: Journey to Mars*
Take a brief look at the observational history of Mars and humanity's fascination with the red planet. Then join NASA’s fleet of Mars robotic explorers as they pave the way for human exploration.
Oasis in Space
Embark on a startling and beautiful voyage through our universe, galaxy and solar system in search of water - a key ingredient for life on Earth.
Secret of the Cardboard Rocket Embark on an outstanding adventure as two children spend a night touring the solar system alongside their ships navigator...an astronomy book. Created by George Lucas.
Secrets of the Sun
We will trace the life cycle of the sun itself, going back to its beginnings and moving forward in time to its eventual death.
SETI: The Search for Extra-Terrestrial Intelligence
This stunning immersive show guides you through the myriad of ideas of Extra-Terrestrial Intelligence to a surprising conclusion. This is narrated by Hugh Laurie.
Ever wondered about the Seven Wonders?! What were they? How did they come to be? More importantly, why were they, and why do they remain wonders?
Stars of the Pharaohs
See some of the most spectacular temples and tombs of the ancient world recreated in all of their original splendor.
Meet the uniquely-animated brothers Wilbur and Orville Wright to learn about the four forces of flight. Along the way, they meet Bessie Coleman, the first woman of African American and Native American descent to earn an aviation pilot’s license; break the sound barrier with Chuck Yeager, and take an exhilarating flight across the Atlantic Ocean with Amelia Earhart.
Two Small Pieces of Glass
Two teenage students learn how the telescope has helped us understand our place in space and how they continue to expand our understanding of the Universe.
Wonders of the Universe
Peer deep into space through the eyes of the orbiting Hubble Space Telescope and travel back billions of years in time to witness the birth of the universe.
Zula Patrol: Down to Earth
The Zula Patrol takes a rollicking ride into Earth's past to save our planet from almost certain disaster. In the process, our heroes learn about the formation and development of Planet Earth, and of the life forms who call it home.
Zula Patrol: Under the Weather
The show, inspired by the popular cartoon, follows the heroes of the Zula Patrol on an interstellar expedition to collect weather samples for scientist Multo’s research. In the process of battling a villain’s scheme to rule the Universe, they learn all about weather, on earth and around the galaxy.