Shows

Magic Treehouse – Space Mission
Through December 31, 2016

A mysterious “M” sends the intrepid Jack and Annie on a fun-filled journey to discover the secrets of the Sun, Moon, planets, space travel, and more. This beautifully-produced show is a winner with Magic Tree House book series fans of all ages.
This program is preceded by Splat.
Check website for show times.

National Parks Adventure
Through February 28, 2017

Join us for the ultimate off-trail adventure into America’s awe-inspiring great outdoors. Explore the wilds of America and celebrate the 100th anniversary of the National Park Service in this fulldome movie narrated by Robert Redford. You will journey through some of America’s most majestic wild places and discover a tapestry of natural wonders that will inspire the adventurer in all of us.

 

Let It Snow
Through December 3, 2016

The Irene W. Pennington Planetarium celebrates the season of light with a holiday music show! Let It Snow is keyed to the music of the holiday season and features a new variety of festive classics from Frank Sinatra and Chuck Berry to Burl Ives and Brenda Lee, and includes a stunning multi-media finale by the Trans Siberian Orchestra. The soundtrack is visually enhanced with thematic animation, laser imagery, special effects and all-dome scenery in the audiovisual setting of the planetarium’s dome theater. The 32-minute program is a fun and entertaining experience for all ages.

Journey to the Stars
Through December 31, 2016

Featuring extraordinary images from telescopes on the ground and in space and stunning, never-before-seen visualizations of physics-based simulations, the dazzling Journey to the Stars launches visitors through space and time to experience the life and death of the stars in our night sky, including our own nurturing Sun. Tour familiar stellar formations, explore new celestial mysteries, and discover the fascinating, unfolding story that connects us all to the stars as narrated by Academy Award-winning actress Whoopi Goldberg. Those who come along for the journey may never see the night sky in the same way again.
This program is preceded by The Sky Tonight – Spring

 

Dinosaurs Alive!
Through December 31, 2016

From the earliest creatures of the Triassic period to the monsters of the Cretaceous, realistic and scientifically-accurate computer generated animation brings dinosaurs back to life in a big way! Join some of the world’s preeminent paleontologists as they uncover evidence that the descendants of dinosaurs still walk (or fly) among us. Narrated by Michael Douglas.

 

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