Visitors: 155,775 in 2016

Space Theater - General Public

 

Our full-dome planetarium transports visitors across space and time in a variety of amazing adventures. Voyage to the furthest reaches of our galaxy to examine black holes, stars and planets; travel back in time to investigate ancient civilizations; or visit the deepest parts of our oceans and explore an active coral reef!

The Space Theater shows are included in general admission price. 

Seating capacity is 90 people per showing.


Zula Patrol

Showing Monday-Saturday at 11:00 pm.
30 minutes

A research mission gone awry, an interplanetary villain and a tour of the solar system are all featured in this animated full-dome film based on the award-winning PBS television series. Viewers join the Zula Patrol as they gather samples of weather for scientist Multo's research. As the Zula Patrol attempt to stop Dark Truder’s nefarious plan to become ruler of the universe, visitors will explore and compare the types of weather found on each planet in our solar system and discover the elements which combine to create weather.

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Stars of the Pharoahs

Showing Monday-Saturday at Noon.
40 minutes

Egypt is a land of mystery whose culture and civilization were among the earliest in human history. Stars of the Pharaohs transports the audeince to ancient Egypt to investigate the connection Egyptians felt with the stars and other astronomical phenomena and examine how this connection influenced their culture and society. Through an exploration of the temples, tombs and mythology of ancient Egypt viewers will also discover how Egyptians used their study of the stars to tell time, make calendars and engineer buildings.

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Bugs! A Rainforest Adventure

Showing Monday-Sunday at 1:00 pm.
40 minutes

Become immersed in a miniature world where a leaf weighs as much as a car, a single raindrop can quench the largest thirst and a blade of grass soars like a skyscraper. Bugs! gives its audience an up-close view of the extraordinary world of insects and introduces a lively cast of characters who must fight for survival in a world where predators lurk at every turn. This documentary-style film explores the entire life cycle from birth to reproduction to the insects' ultimate position in the food chain.

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Space Junk

Showing Monday-Sunday at 2:00 pm.
40 minutes

Fifty years after launching our dreams into space, we're left with a troubling legacy: tens of millions of pieces of orbiting debris in an ever-growing ring of debris which threatens the safety of our planetary orbits. Space Junk takes viewers on a journey which examines this very real problem and explores the challenges we face in protecting our orbits for the future. What exactly is out there? What is the risk to the extensive defense and communications satellite networks we depend on? What can we do to protect our planet from impacts which could alter its orbit, and ultimately, life on Earth?

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Fantasy Light Show

Showing Monday- Sunday at 3 pm.
25 minutes

Unleashing the imaginations of people of all ages, the Fantasy Light Show takes guests on the ride of a lifetime! Through computer-generated imagery, viewers will enjoy a roller coaster ride, travel on an infinity loop and journey through virtual worlds full of vibrant color and movement. Set to a fun, upbeat musical score, the Fantasy Light Show is a feast for the senses!

(May not be suitable for students at risk of seizure. Please contact DHDC for details.)