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Dome Theatre Experiences

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Live Planetarium Shows

Take a journey through the sky as students are transported across the solar system and beyond!

Combining live storytelling with digital technology, the Dome is transformed from a theatre to an observatory to a space ship, traveling beyond warp speed to regions that are too far away and far too big to see any other way. Our live shows answer many questions and trigger many more, setting each viewer on a path of life-long curiosity about the universe and our place in it.

HD Dome Movies

Travel to the mouth of a volcano, take flight with the butterflies, and see the microscopic world from the perspective of an electron.

Our movies are handpicked to provide the most moving, educational and awe-inspiring subjects available to the Giant Screen. The unique architecture of the dome – along with full surround sound – guarantees an immersive and memorable documentary experience.

Grades 5 & 8
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Extreme Weather

  • 40 mins | $124
  • Grade 5- Weather Watch
    Grade 8- Freshwater and Saltwater Systems

Weather has always been one of the most dynamic and complex forces shaping our planet, but now it's intensifying in varied and complex ways. Extreme Weather takes us to the frontlines where few have gone.

Follow researchers and everyday heroes as they uncover surprising connections to help us understand and adapt to our ever-changing weather.

Grades 3-9

Space Next

  • 40 mins | $120
  • Grade 3- Rocks and Minerals
    Grade 4- Building Devices and Vehicles that Move
    Grade 5- Weather Watch
    Grade 6- Sky Science
    Grade 7- Structures and Forces
    Grade 8- Mechanical Systems
    Grade 9- Space Exploration

The journey to reach the stars began with our earliest dreams of flying, and led to landing on the moon and sending a probe to Pluto. But that’s only the beginning. 

Told from the point of view of the first generation born outside of Earth, Space Next offers a glimpse into tomorrow, and the possibilities of what is to come by way of private space developments and national space programs. The result is a mesmerizing display of interplanetary excellence sure to inspire a generation of explorers, scientists, and dreamers.

Grades 3-5 & 8-12

ROBOTS

  • 40 mins | $120
  • Building with a variety of materials, Testing materials and designs; Wheels and levers; Building devices and vehicles that move; Electricity and magnetism; Mechanisms using electricity; Mechanical systems; Electrical principles and technologies; Space exploration; Energy Flow in Technological Systems; Changes in Motion Physics 20- Kinematics; Electromagnetic Energy

From National Geographic comes the giant-screen documentary Robots, an eye-popping exploration of cutting-edge humanoid robots from NASA’s space handyman Robonaut to eerily human-looking androids. Hosted by the gentlemanly humanoid robot, “aRTy” takes viewers on a guided tour of a dozen superstar robots from around the world to illustrate state of the art of robotic design and engineering (and what it takes to build a “bot.”)

Grades 2-12

Bugs! A Rainforest Adventure

  • 40 mins | $120
  • Needs of Plants and Animals; Small Crawling and Flying Animals; Animal Life Cycles; Wetland Ecosystems; Flight, Trees and Forests; Interactions and Ecosystems; Planet Earth; Biological Diversity

Bugs! is a live-action nature drama projected in awe inspiring, totally immersive Full Dome. The movie explores the dramatic and savage lives of an Old World praying mantis and a beautiful butterfly, known by their Latin names, Hierodula and Papilio.

Grades 2-6

Mysteries of the Unseen World

  • 40 mins | $120
  • Senses; Small Crawling and Flying Animals, Building with a Variety of Materials; Plant Growth

High-speed and time-lapse photography, electron microscopy, and nanotechnology reveals phenomena that can’t be seen with the naked eye, taking audiences into worlds secreted away in different dimensions of time and scale.

Grades 2 & 3, 7-12

Flying Monsters

  • 40 mins | $120
  • Small Crawling and Flying Animals; Animal Life Cycles; Biodiversity

220 million years ago, pterosaurs were taking control of the skies. The story of how and why these mysterious creatures took to the air is one of the greatest mysteries in paleontology.

Grades 4-12

Back to the Moon for Good

  • 40 mins | $120
  • Sky Science; Space Exploration

The Google Lunar XPRIZE movie chronicles teams around the world competing for the largest incentivized prize in history, by landing a robotic spacecraft on the Moon for the first time in more than 40 years.

Grades 6 & 9

Live Planetarium Show: Our Milky Way

  • 40 mins | $120
  • Sky Science; Space Exploration

Fly through our home Galaxy and explore where stars are born, how they die, and what that means for us and our existence
here on earth.

Grades 6 & 9

Live Planetarium Show: Our Solar System | Spotlight Series

  • 40 mins | $120
  • Sky Science; Space Exploration

This fresh take on the traditional planetarium show shines a spotlight on the curiosity that has driven the exploration of our solar system and asks “what are you curious about?”