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Event/Item Event Scheduled  
Fate of the Maya


Explore Uxmal, Chichen Itza, Tikal, and Palenque --great Maya cities reconstructed at the peak of their elegance and power. Watch Maya astronomers observing the heavens to predict the future. Then visit lagoons and sink holes to discover what destroyed this advanced civilization --a fate that still threatens great urban centers around the world. It's a beautiful story for those who love to explore ancient civilizations and uncover the past, carved in silt and stone.

8/4/2015 – 9/7/2015 Select
Nautilus Live


Nautilus Live


Using telepresence technology and 9 video projectors, the planetarium transports you to the Exploration Vessel Nautilus as it investigates the ocean floor. From ocean creatures to shipwrecks and black smokers, you will be part of the action, talking directly with a researcher on board the Nautilus. This is a unique LIVE full-dome experience and virtual ocean adventure.


8/5/2015 – 9/6/2015 Select
Secret of the Cardboard Rocket

Two children turn a cardboard box into a rocket and blast-off on an awesome adventure with a close-up tour of each planet, including landings on Venus and Mars, a trip into the clouds of Jupiter and a journey through the rings of Saturn. Join these kids and their talking astronomy book as they learn about what makes each planet unique and Earth such a special place to live. At the story s end, you ll discover the Secret of the Cardboard Rocket.


8/7/2015 – 8/18/2015 Select
Stars of the Pharaohs


Travel to ancient Egypt 6,000 years ago to see how astronomers made the first solar calendar, aligned their temples and pyramids, and told time by the stars. You'll discover the connection ancient Egyptians felt with the heavens and explore the most spectacular temples and tombs of the ancient world, projected all around you in their original splendor. Stars of the Pharaohs is narrated by John Rhys-Davies.

11:30 AM
The Great Planet Adventures


We have created realistic colonies with real mission on real locations throughout the solar system. Imagine zip lining on the scorched Mercury or snowmobiling when it really snows on Pluto. Try bungee jumping from an asteroid, diving from the tallest cliff, or rappelling into deepest canyon. Glide over the hydrocarbon lakes of Titan, jet-pack in a geyser’s spray on Triton, or even drive a monster truck along a steep lunar crater wall. All exciting, all possible, and maybe all part of our future.

8/4/2015 – 9/7/2015 Select
Black Holes

Embark on a journey through one of the most mystifying, awe-inspiring phenomena in the universe. What is a black hole? Where do they come from? Where do they go? Witness the bending of light, skewing of perception, and the dizzying descent into a black hole. Explore the latest scientific knowledge on black holes in a show that is visually immersive and very exciting.


This show incorporates some of the most visually stunning three-dimensional effects ever created for the planetarium. Add to that a sound effects track and 5.1 surround sound mix by George Lucas’ Skywalker Sound Studios and you have an incredible sensory experience.


8/4/2015 – 9/7/2015 Select
Dark Side Of the Moon


Pink Floyd's legendary album returns, using all the capacities of the Museum s high-definition, full-dome video system. Fantastic sound and incredible images create an unforgettable experience. It's not just a laser show, it’s a totally new digital revolution in sight and sound surrounding you, immersing you and losing you in the Dark Side of the Moon.


This unique video experience is provided by Starlight Productions.


8/4/2015 – 9/7/2015 Select
Night of the Titanic

A tragedy unfolds in the icy North Atlantic. Weather, ice, the sun and human error all contribute to the sinking of this unsinkable ship. Experience the Titanic’s last day to find out what went wrong. Discover how changing Arctic ice can prepare us for tomorrow.


8/4/2015 – 9/7/2015 Select
Passport to the Universe

Explore the wonders of our universe! Narrator Tom Hanks guides a flight through the universe and deep into galactic space. After reaching the edge of our cosmos, the tour takes a virtual shortcut back to Earth - a free fall through a black hole.


8/4/2015 – 9/7/2015 Select
Starry Night Express


Enjoy a show for stargazers of all ages - with live and pre-recorded sections. First, tour the sky for the upcoming night and the coming weekend with a planetarium operator. Then, go on a star party! Audiences practice finding constellations, planets, the moon, meteor showers and the Milky Way band. Then the show will drop into a star party led by Laurence Fishburne. From this country setting, the show takes audiences through the solar system and into the Universe.


Breathtaking images from the Hubble Space Telescope hover and combine to show the life cycle of stars. Audiences experience the eventual collision of our Milky Way Galaxy with the neighboring Andromeda Galaxy as visualized by the Space Telescope Science Institute. Then, visitors plunge down and sweep through the gigantic Valles Marineris canyon, simulated by the Centre for Astrophysics and Supercomputing at Swinburne University of Technology, using the latest data from the Mars Global Surveyor.


This show delivers the night sky and interprets its wonders all in one spectacular experience.


8/4/2015 – 9/7/2015 Select