Our full-dome planetarium transports students 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 explore life in the rainforest!

SPACE THEATER PRICING

  • DHDC Partner Districts:             Free
  • Non-Partner Districts:                $2.25 per student per title

RESERVATION DETAILS

  • Seating capacity is 85 students per show time.
  • Multiple showings available to accommodate larger groups.
  • Space Theater is fully wheelchair accessible.
  • DHDC reserves the right to book multiple school groups for a reserved Space Theater show time if space permits.
  • Reserved seating for Space Theater shows is limited to students and teachers. Chaperones are welcome to enjoy the show if open seats are available! 

Astronomy Live!

Grades 3-12
30-45 minutes

This live, interactive astronomy program uses images of the current nighttime sky to introduce students to the most popular and intriguing objects in the heavens. Students will discover how to locate major stars and constellations and examine the stories and mythologies surrounding their origin.

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Bugs! A Rainforest Adventure

Grades PK-8
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 students 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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The Future Is Wild

Grades 2-8
30 minutes

Based on the popular documentary series on Animal PlanetThe Future is Wildexplores how the Earth might change in the coming years and speculates how modern-day animals may have to adapt to new environments of the distant future. A team of over 100 animators and scholars transformed their ideas into creatures that fly, walk and swim. Experience a future fantastic, based on real science.

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New Horizons

Grades 3-12
30 minutes

From breathtaking landscapes to violent volcanic eruptions, New Horizonstransports viewers on a majestic journey through the planets and moons of our celestial neighborhood. Your interplanetary voyage begins as students follow a comet through space. At each stop along the way, real data and images from modern space probes are used to explore the wonders of our galaxy.

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Secret of the Cardboard Rocket

Grades Pre-K-3
30 minutes

Embark on an amazing expedition as students join 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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Two Small Pieces of Glass

Grades 3-12
30 minutes

What’s so important about a telescope? Galileo’s telescopic observations began a revolution, transforming our views of the cosmos and our place within. In Two Small Pieces of Glass students are introduced to the telescope and learn about the amazing discoveries made by Galileo and others through telescopic observations. Explore how telescopes work, discover how their use has helped shape our understanding of our place in space and see how the largest observatories in the world are using these instruments to continue expanding our understanding of the universe.

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Zula Patrol: Under the Weather

Grades Pre-K-3
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. Students 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, students 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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Grossology & You

Grades PreK-8
27 minutes
Join Noreen Neuron, host of the “Personal Universe” game show, as she leads us through a competition to decide which body system is the best and brightest. Will it be Scabby (the immune system), Boogie (the respiratory system), or Flatus (the digestive system)? Laugh and learn as these animated characters explore the inner workings of the human body!

Flight Adventures

30 minutes
Flight Adventures introduces children and families to the science, technology, and history of flight. The show features NASA’s research and the advancements that have made space travel possible, along with the important role that models have played in flight development. NASA resources include images and experts. Take a Flight Adventure and discover the skies above!

Out There

30 minutes
The Quest for Extra-solar Worlds will transport viewers from this world to entirely new and foreign ones. ‘Out There’ features the primitive science fiction of early civilizations, to the future space missions that will observe the Universe in greater-than-ever detail and travel to the surfaces and oceans of moons in our Solar System.  A huge diversity of different worlds is out there…just waiting to be discovered.

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Expedition Reef

Grades 3-12
26 minutes
Embark on a journey into the hidden world of coral reefs in this all-digital planetarium show exploring some of our planet’s most biodiverse—and critically threatened—ecosystems. Dive into the heart of the Academy’s iconic Philippine coral reef tank as thousands of tropical fish flutter by. Travel the globe to explore coral reefs teeming with life and learn how scientists are racing to develop sustainable solutions to protect these vitally important ecosystems for the future. Along the way, discover how corals live, breathe, and reproduce, supporting a quarter of all marine life on Earth and providing critical benefits to human communities in our ever-changing world.

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Seeing

26 minutes
Join Neil deGrasse Tyson in a journey exploring the life of a photon. Start from its creation in the belly of a star, travel across the galaxy and go all the way into the eye of a young stargazing girl. You will learn the structures of the eye and its functions, while taking a ride on the optic nerve. Discover how the eye works, how technology has enabled us to restore vision and prevent a variety of diseases that affect sight.

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