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.


Secret of the Cardboard Rocket

Showing Monday-Saturday at 11:00 am
30 minutes

Embark on an amazing expedition as the audience joins two children who build a rocket out of a refrigerator box and take a fantastic journey through the Solar System alongside their ship's navigator, a talking astronomy book. Viewers will explore the planets of the solar system in this animated feature.

 

 

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Bugs! A Rainforest Adventure

Showing Monday-Saturday at Noon.
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 viewers 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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Chaos & Order: A Mathematical Symphony

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

Similar in format to the Fantasy Light Show but with a mathematical twist, Chaos and Order takes you on a spectacular journey through a world of computer generated mathematical imagery set to music. Structured into four movements -- geometric forms, algorithms, simulations, and chaos theory -- Chaos and Order combines science and art in celebration of the common language of our universe: mathematics.

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Secrets of the Sun

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

Secrets of the Sun provides an in-depth look at the Sun’s role in the life of our solar system. From nuclear forces churning at the heart of the Sun, to mass ejections of solar material into surrounding space, you will discover the power of the Sun and its impact on the planets—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.)