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.
|Wednesday, Friday, and Sunday|
|11:00 am – The Future is Wild|
|1:00 pm – From Earth to the Universe|
|3:00 pm – Navajo Skies|
|Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday|
|11:00 am – Zula Patrol|
|1:00 pm – Dark Matter|
|3:00 pm – Sunstruck|
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.
Based on the popular documentary series on Animal Planet, The Future is Wild explores 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.
Travel back to the beginning of time and experience the birth of the Sun. Discover how it came to support life, how it threatens life as we know it, and how its energy will one day fade away.
Showing Wednesday, Friday, and Sunday at 1:00 pm
The night sky, both beautiful and mysterious, has been the subject of campfire stories, ancient myths and awe for as long as there have been people. A desire to comprehend the Universe may well be humanity’s oldest shared intellectual experience. Yet only recently have we truly begun to grasp our place in the vast cosmos. This stunning, 30-minute voyage through space and time conveys, through sparkling sights and sounds, the Universe revealed to us by science. Viewers can revel in the splendor of the worlds in the Solar System and our scorching Sun. From Earth to the Universe takes the audience out to the colorful birthplaces and burial grounds of stars, and still further out beyond the Milky Way to the unimaginable immensity of a myriad galaxies. Along the way, the audience will learn about the history of astronomy, the invention of the telescope, and today’s giant telescopes that allow us to probe ever deeper into the Universe.
Watch and listen to a Navajo Indian family teach their children and grandchildren about the Navajo night skies, through story and music, in a traditional Navajo Hogan (home). Learn how Coyote tossed up a blanket full of crystals, creating stars and chaos in the Universe.
According to traditional Navajo protocol, cultural stories of the Night Sky, including stories of the Sun, the Moon and the stars, can be told only during the winter months. However, at midsummer, a shorter version of the stories can be shared for educational or healing purposes, during the time of the Summer Solstice and during the two weeks following the Summer Solstice.
NAVAJO SKIES is a full-dome animated star-show featuring authentic Navajo astronomy stories told in Navajo and English, with traditional Navajo songs and Native American flute music. The show was created and recorded on the Navajo Nation.