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Planetarium Show Library

​Any of the full-dome programs below can be chosen for viewing during field trips or private rentals. In addition to the featured full-dome show, each program includes a live introduction and tour of the night sky. 

All programs run approximately 1 hour

cap-poster-a1-v02-01.jpgCapcom Go! - The Apollo Story

An immersive, historical documentary that showcases the achievements of the Apollo program and what it took to put the first human on the Moon. It introduces a new generation to the immense challenges they overcame and will inspire them to become the explorers, designers, engineers, thinkers and dreamers of the future.


3-5-ETS1-1, HS-ESS1-4

Recommended ages: 8 and up

Capcom Go Trailer

4017h.jpgDynamic Earth

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.

Recommended ages: 10 and up

Dynamic Earth Trailer

Earth, Moon, & Sun

Earth, Moon, & Sun is a fun and exciting full dome exploration of a huge range of heavenly phenomena. Lunar phases, eclipses, day and night, the sun and seasons are all explained with the help of a very confused and troublesome coyote, straight from Native American folklore. Through correcting Coyote's many misunderstandings, we can begin to unfold what's really going on in the sky. 


1-PS4-2, 1-PS4-3, 1-ESS1-1, 1-ESS1-2, 3-PS2-2, 3-ESS2-2, 5-PS2-1, 5-ESS1-1, 5-ESS1-2, MS-PS2-3, MS-PS2-4, MS-ESS1-1, MS-ESS1-2, MS-ESS1-3

Recommended ages: 6-12

Earth, Moon, & Sun Trailer

Explore poster.jpgExplore

The sky has been an object of fascination for as long as humans have walked the earth. The movements of the spheres are ingrained in every culture on earth and have created mythologies, superstitions, and legends many people still recognize. Today we turn our scientific tools toward the heavens to get a new perspective of the universe and our place in it. Take a journey through time, from the most ancient astrologers, to the future of manned exploration of the solar system and see how our view of the cosmos has grown and evolved.


5-ESS1-1, 5-ESS1-2, MS-PS2-1, MS-PS2-4, MS-PS2-5, MS-ESS1-1, MS-ESS1-2, MS-ESS1-3, HS-PS2-1, HS-ESS1-4

Recommended ages: 10 and up

Explore Trailer

From Earth to the Universe Poster.jpgFrom Earth to the Universe

The night sky, both beautiful and mysterious, has been the subject of campfire stories, ancient myths and awe for as long as there have been people. A desire to comprehend the Universe may well be humanity's oldest shared intellectual experience. Yet only recently have we truly begun to grasp our place in the vast cosmos.
This stunning voyage through space and time conveys, through sparkling sights and sounds, the Universe revealed to us by science. From Earth to the Universe takes the audience out to the colorful birthplaces and burial grounds of stars, and still further out beyond the Milky Way to the unimaginable immensity of a myriad galaxies. Along the way, the audience will learn about the history of astronomy, the invention of the telescope, and today's giant telescopes that allow us to probe ever deeper into the Universe.


3-PS2-2, 3-PS2-3, 3-LS4-3, 4-PS3-2, 4-PS3-3, 4-PS4-2, 4-ESS3-1, 3-LS4-3, 5-PS2-1, 5-ESS1-1, 5-ESS1-2, 5-ESS2-1, MS-PS3-2, MS-PS2-3, MS-PS2-4, MS-ESS1-1, MS-ESS1-2, MS-ESS1-3, MS-LS2-1, HS-PS3-2, HS-PS1-8, HS-ESS1-1, HS-ESS1-2, HS-ESS1-3

Recommended ages: 10 and up

From Earth to the Universe Trailer

Magic Tree House poster.jpgMagic 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.


K-ESS3-1, K-2-ETS1-1, 2-ESS2-3, 3-LS4-3, 4-PS3-2, 5-ESS1-1

Recommended ages: 5-10

Magic Tree House Trailer

Mexica Archeoastronomy Poster.jpgMexica Archeoastronomy: Between Space and Time

Through impressive immersive scenarios, Mexica Archaeoastronomy: Between Space and Time illustrates the important role played by astronomical observation for the evolution of pre-Hispanic cultures in central Mexico. The Mexicas used the calendrical and astronomical knowledge inherited by their predecessor cultures to found the capital of their empire: Tenochtitlan. Vibrant colors, shapes and sounds transport the viewer to one of the most important cultures that, to this day, still lives in the heart and skin of the Mexican people.



Recommended ages: 10 and up

Out There Poster.jpgOut There: The Quest for Extrasolar Worlds

For thousands of years, mankind thought that the Earth was the center of the Universe. Thanks to our curiosity, imagination and urge to explore, we now know that planets like our Earth are nothing special in the cosmos. The Sun is just one ordinary star among hundreds of billions in our galaxy, the Milky Way. With the world's most powerful telescopes, we are able to explore more and more of the Universe. What we have found so far has surpassed even the wildest expectations of scientists as well as authors of science fiction. Most stars have planets — it turns out they are more common than we thought.
A huge diversity of different worlds is out there, just waiting to be discovered.


MS-PS4-2, MS-PS2-4, MS-ESS1-2, MS-ESS1-3, MS-ESS1-3, MS-LS1-5, HS-PS4-1, HS-PS4-3, HS-PS1-7, HS-ESS1-4, HS-ESS1-5, HS-LS4-3, HS-LS4-5

Recommended ages: 12 and up

Phantom of the Universe

Join us on a journey of discovery, following the efforts of scientists around the world as they try to unlock the mystery of Dark Matter. Starting with its creation during the Big Bang, the role of dark matter in the formation of galaxies and thus ourselves is explored, highlighting its discovery from its effects on the motions of stars and galaxies. The visitor is then brought back thousands of feet below the earth’s surface where teams of scientists are building extremely sensitive experiments to detect the very rare direct interactions of dark matter particles with normal matter. Finally, the visitor is taken on a whirlwind tour of the gigantic CERN laboratory where beams of protons are hurled together in head on collisions in an attempt to create new dark matter particles for study.


MS-PS3-2, MS-PS3-4, MS-PS3-5, MSPS2-1, MS-PS2-1, MS-PS2-2, MS-PS2-3, MS-PS2-4, MS-ESS1-2, HS-PS2-6, HS-PS2-5, HS-PS3-1, HS-PS3-2, HS-PS3-4, HS-PS3-4, HS-PS3-5, HS-PS4-3, HS-PS4-4, HS-PS4-5, HS-ESS1-2, HS-ESS1-4, HS-ESS2-1

Recommended ages: 12 and up

Phantom of the Universe Trailer

The Sun - Our Living Star 

The Sun has shone on our world for four and a half billion years. The light that warms our skin today has been felt by every person who has ever lived. It is our nearest star and our planet’s powerhouse, the source of the energy that drives our winds, our weather and all life. The passage of the Sun’s fiery disc across the sky — day by day, month by month — was the only way to keep track of time for countless past civilizations. Don’t be fooled by the terminology; although it is a typical dwarf star, the Sun consumes 600 million tons of hydrogen each second and is 500 times as massive as all the planets combined. Discover the secrets of our star in this planetarium show and experience never-before-seen images of the Sun’s violent surface in immersive fulldome format.

Seizure warning: There is a portion of the show with flashing lights.

Recommended ages: 8 and up

4-PS3-2, 4-ESS3-1, 5-ESS1-1, MS-PS1-3, MS-PS2-4, MS-ESS1-2, MS-LS1-6, HS-PS1-8, HS-PS1-2, HS-ESS1-3, HS-ESS1-1

The Sun Trailer

To Worlds Beyond poster.jpgTo Worlds Beyond: Journey through the Solar System

Eight other worlds share our solar system, each one stranger and more interesting than the last. Travel from the surface of the sun all the way to the icy realm of comets. Volcanos the size of France, storms bigger than the Earth, and clouds that rain acid are just some of the incredible things to discover on worlds both big and small as you make your journey through the Solar System. 


3-PS2-3, 4-ESS2-1, 5-PS1-3, 5-ESS2-1, MS-PS2-4, MS-ESS1-3, MS-LS1-5, HS-PS3-5, HS-ESS1-1

Recommended ages: 6 and up

To Worlds Beyond Trailer

Explore poster.jpg

We Are Stars

What are we made of?

Where did it all come from?

Explore the secrets of our cosmic chemistry, and our explosive origins. Connect life on Earth to the evolution of the Universe by following the formation of Hydrogen atoms to the synthesis of Carbon, and the molecules for life.

Narrated by Andy Serkis.

Recommended ages: 6 and up

We Are Stars Trailer