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One World One Sky

One World, One Sky: Big Bird's Adventure


Explore the night sky with your favorite friends from Sesame Street in Big Bird's Adventure: One World, One Sky. Follow along with Big Bird, Elmo, and their friend from China, Hu Hu Zhu, as they take you on a journey of discovery to learn about the Big Dipper, the North Star, the Sun, and the Moon.

Recommended ages: 3-6

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Birth of Planet Earth

Birth of Planet Earth


Scientists now believe that our galaxy is filled with solar systems, including up to a billion planets roughly the size of our own. This program employs advanced, data-driven, cinematic-quality visualizations to explore some of the greatest questions in science today: How did Earth become a living planet in the wake of our solar system’s violent birth? What does its history tell us about our chances of finding other worlds that are truly Earth-like?

Recommended ages: 8 and up

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Magic Treehouse

Magic Tree House: Space Mission


Travel with the brother-sister duo Jack and Annie in their Magic Treehouse as they learn about how scientists uncover the mysteries of the universe. With the help of a real astronomer, astronaut, and of course, a pile of books, Jack and Annie are taken on a wondrous journey of adventure and learning to the edges of the universe.

Based on the popular book series by Mary Pope Osborne.

Recommended ages: 5-10

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Skywatchers LIVE


Join one of our planetarium experts on a live guided tour of the stories, sights, and other wonders in the night sky. The constellations, star clusters, nebulae, and galaxies found overhead have been part of human consciousness for millennia, and today we have the knowledge and technology to explore all of them in great detail. 

Stick around after the show for a live Q&A with our presenter!

Recommended Ages: 10 and up

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Public Star Shows every Saturday!

Public programs are a cornerstone of the Planetarium's mission. Regular showings are offered every weekend so anyone can come enjoy a rotating schedule of breathtaking full-dome experiences.

For all public shows, please arrive 15 minutes before your scheduled show begins. There will be no late admittance. Planetarium Tickets are Non-transferable and Non-refundable.

We advise against bringing children younger than 5 years old to planetarium programs. The planetarium theater gets very dark and the visuals can be alarming to young children.

All programs are approximately 45 minutes long.

**The Planetarium adheres to a strict No Late Admittance policy. Once the doors have closed, the show is underway and must not be interrupted.**

Skylark Speaker Series


Dr. Steven W. Barwick - April 21

Our monthly guest speaker series brings experts, academics, and professionals from a variety of different fields related to the study of the sky! 

In the early 1990's, physicists began to consider the possibility of observing neutrinos from astrophysical sources to complement the traditional tools of astronomy, which relied on the observation of light and other variants of electromagnetic radiation. Being uncharged, neutrinos travel in straight lines (like light!) so they point back to the source that created them, but interact with other matter far more rarely than light. This property gives astrophysicists a unique unobstructed view of the core of powerful sources since neutrinos can escape in many situations where light is trapped.  In addition, once neutrinos are made, they will travel freely to us.  The downside - neutrinos are very difficult to detect.   We will discuss the rise of neutrino astronomy, and then focus on what comes next.

Reception begins at 6:00, talk starts at 7:00

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The Beatles - April 7 @ 7:00

The greatest Rock ‘n’ Roll band of all time! Laser Beatles will take you back to a different time in history to re-experience and remember the evolution of this musical phenomenon. The “Fab Four’s” best spanning 6 years becomes the background for dazzling laser-art. All ages and backgrounds will appreciate this fantasy tribute of music and light to The Beatles and how they helped define a generation.

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The long awaited return of MESMERICA is finally here! Showing select Fridays and Saturdays starting December 2nd. Visit for information and ticketsmesmerica-logo.jpg


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Field Trips

Looking to bring a large group to visit the planetarium during the week? Check out our Field Trips page