Upcoming Shows and Times

All shows start with a tour of the nighttime sky as well as some other amazing sights in space using our full-dome Digistar 5 projection system (manufactured by Evans & Sutherland). Many of these are following by a professionally produced dull-dome multimedia shows on various exciting astronomical topics. Throughout the year some of our shows are more extensive nighttime sky tours, giving even more details about the constellations, stars, and planets that you can currently see in the sky.

  1. "Saturday Kids Show - One World, One Sky: Big Bird's Adventure" »

    Saturday Jul 22

    10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

    Especially appropriate for younger audiences, ages 3-7 in particular! The show follows Sesame Street's Big Bird and Elmo as they explore the night sky with Hu Hu Zhu, a Muppet from Zhima Jie, the Chinese co-production of Sesame Street. Together, they take an imaginary trip from Sesame Street to the Moon, where they discover how different it is from Earth. One World, One Sky is a brilliant spectacle of light and color as the furry friends watch the stars twinkle over Sesame Street. "One, World, One Sky" is a production of Adler Planetarium, Sesame Workshop, Beijing Planetarium, and Liberty Science Center and was produced with major support from the National Science Foundation.
  2. Sky Tour & "Violent Universe: Catastrophes of the Cosmos: »

    Friday Jul 28

    7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

    This show is produced by Evans & Sutherland. The show is narrated by Sir Patrick Stewart, and tells the stories of comets, asteroids, and meteors hurtling through space; stars collapsing under their own gravity; and infernos of nuclear energy releasing their deadly radiation across the universe. Visitors will see the raw power of the cosmos in this thrilling show that gives you a front-row seat to watch as worlds collide! “Violent Universe” is most appropriate for ages 8 and up, and is a thrill-a-minute adventure!