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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.
Members: $4. Adult Tickets: $9.
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.
What you can't see will amaze you! Narrated by astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson, this immersive planetarium show features exquisite renderings of enigmatic cosmic phenomena and spectacular scenes in deep space. Dark Universe plunges audiences into two of today's biggest cosmic mysteries-dark matter and dark energy. Hurtle through Jupiter's atmosphere, sail out to the far reaches of space, and be there for the birth of our own galaxy as you explore how our understanding of the Universe has evolved.
Dynamic Earth explores the inner workings of Earth's climate system. With visualizations based on satellite monitoring data and advanced supercomputer simulations, this cutting-edge production follows a trail of energy that flows from the Sun into our atmosphere, oceans, and biosphere. Audiences ride along on swirling ocean and wind currents, dive into the heart of a monster hurricane, come face-to-face with sharks and gigantic whales, and fly into roiling volcanoes. Narrated by Liam Neeson.
Visit the Classic Mayan cities of Uxmal, Chichen Itza, Tikal, and Palenque to discover how the Maya aligned their temples to watch their sky gods and used interlocking calendars to record the past and predict the future.
Explore pyramids towering above the rainforest, designed as observatories to follow the sun. Experience the apocalypse of the Maya and discover how our fate in 2012 may be foretold in Mayan Prophecies.
A fury is building on the Sun’s surface - with high-velocity jets, a fiery tsunami wave 100,000 kilometers high, and rising loops of electrified gas. To find out why, explore the sun's seething interior in Solar Superstorms. Experience erupting flares, violent solar tornadoes, and massive ejections of plasma into the solar wind, streaming into space and perhaps toward Earth. A new supercomputer has produced these dramatic immersive visualizations of the sun's violent interior and its effect on Earth. Brace yourself…. the next Solar Superstorm is coming your way!
Enjoy this LIVE show for stargazers of all ages. Practice finding constellations, planets, the moon, meteor showers and the Milky Way band everything you might see on the next starry night. Then imagine leaving Houston behind for a visit to our George Observatory and on to the darkest skies on Earth. The live action adventure then zooms out to the different planets you can see, past Pluto, and on to the stars of the nearby Pleiades star cluster and into the birth clouds of the Orion Nebula. Watch the Milky Way transform into a barred spiral galaxy within a sea of galaxies. This is a guided tour led by your personal astronomer, beginning with the objects you can see tonight in your own backyard.
Members: $4. Adult Tickets: $9.
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.
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.