Don’t see a program that you’ve enjoyed in the past? Note it on the request form and we’ll see what we can do.

Help us get ready for your visit by requesting a program from the list below. Every program we offer begins and ends with live discussion from one of our trained educators. We cover topics that are adjusted to the background of the class and the requests of the teacher. There’s always time for questions and requests at the end of the program. 

Each program is approximately 45 minutes long.

Preschool

'One World, One Sky' poster"One World, One Sky" is a brilliant program that follows Sesame Street's Big Bird and Elmo as they explore the night sky with Hu Hu Zhu, a new friend from China.

Together, they take an imaginary trip from Sesame Street to the moon, where they discover how different it is from Earth. They will also find shapes in the sky that will help them find the North Star.

This cross-cultural adventure opens children's eyes to the sky, helping them see how people all over the world are connected. Additional information and classroom activities are available in the Teacher's Guide!

Download Guide (PDF)

This program is available in Spanish! Just request this in the comments section when you fill out the online request form.

Explore our sky during this program that starts with our daytime sky.

This program is easily altered to fit the needs of the age level and/or preferences of the group. Simply put any requests you have on your request form.

Learners will discover the time of day based on focused observations of the Sun, explore why the Moon and Sun appear to move across the sky, and where rainbows come from and why they are so important to scientist. As the sun sets, we will discover the constellations, learn about light pollution, and see a fascinating image of a star cluster full of different color, and temperatures of stars. We’ll note the colors and temperatures of other stars and how they are tied to each another.

We’ll launch from Earth and visit a few planets, and maybe even a black hole!

Visit the many objects of the solar system, including all the major planets, asteroids, and Pluto.

This program is easily altered to fit the needs of the age level and/or preferences of the group. Simply put any requests you have on your request form.

As we travel to each planet, we’ll discuss features on the surface and learn about any rovers or probes visiting them. We will also take a trip into Saturn’s impressive ring system. As we travel outward, flying past a comet and then Pluto and the Kuiper belt, we will end our journey outside of the Milky Way galaxy.

'One World, One Sky' poster"One World, One Sky" is a brilliant program that follows Sesame Street's Big Bird and Elmo as they explore the night sky with Hu Hu Zhu, a new friend from China.

Together, they take an imaginary trip from Sesame Street to the moon, where they discover how different it is from Earth. They will also find shapes in the sky that will help them find the North Star.

This cross-cultural adventure opens children's eyes to the sky, helping them see how people all over the world are connected. Additional information and classroom activities are available in the Teacher's Guide!

Download Guide (PDF)

This program is available in Spanish! Just request this in the comments section when you fill out the online request form.

'The Moon' posterPerfect for your budding young astronomer or an advanced preschool class. "The Moon" takes you on a journey of discovery with our planet's closest neighbor with focused observations.

Learn about the appearance of the moon and its features like the Maria, craters, and the Moon’s lack of atmosphere. Learn about the Moon's apparent motion throughout a day, including rise and set locations. Then compare this to how its motion is throughout a month. Observe how the Moon’s appearance changes over time as well, resulting in the phases.

This program will be paused throughout to help the group through difficult concepts by reinforcing what they learned in the video.

'Earth, Moon, and Sun' posterThis planetarium show explores the relationship between Earth, Moon and Sun with the help of Coyote, an amusing character adapted from Native American oral traditions.

Coyote has many misconceptions about our home planet and its most familiar neighbors. His confusion about the universe makes viewers think about how Earth, Moon and Sun work together as a system and learn to distinguish between myths and science.

Learn the basics of fusion and solar energy and why the Sun rises and sets. Examine the Moon's orbit, craters, phases and eclipses. You'll even take a look at past and future space travel to our Moon ... and beyond!

Students in grades two through five will especially enjoy this look at the Earth-Moon-Sun system, though audiences of all ages can appreciate learning the science behind the myths.

Astronaut PosterThe exploration of space is the greatest endeavor that humankind has ever undertaken. What does it take to be part of this incredible journey? What does it take to become an astronaut?

Experience a rocket launch from inside the body of an astronaut. Explore the amazing worlds of inner and outer space, from floating around the International Space Station to maneuvering through microscopic regions of the human body. Discover the perils that lurk in space as we subject ‘Chad’, our test astronaut, to everything that space has to throw at him. Themes include: micro-gravity, human biology, space hazards, living in space, and astronaut training.

Dawn of the Space Age PosterExperience the exciting beginnings of space travel, from the launch of Sputnik 1 to the Apollo landings on the Moon, and from the assembly of the International Space Station to the first private space flights. Trace the initial competition of political systems for supremacy in space, and the peaceful collaboration between nations today. Join in the vivid, historically accurate reconstruction of humans first steps into the cosmos. Learn about the men and women who braved the risks of space travel. Witness their courage, their passion and their perseverance in “Dawn of the Space Age”.

Destination Mars PosterExplore the work being done around the globe to help make the dream of getting humans to Mars a reality. Fly through the International Space Station, where astronauts are already living and working in space, and follow the rockets and vehicles that will take humans beyond the Moon and, one day, all the way to Mars! Travel along as we imagine this remarkable journey.

Download Guide (PDF)

'Moons: Worlds of Mystery' posterTake a journey through our solar system and explore the remarkable diversity—and surprising might—of moons!

From volcanoes and geysers to ice-covered oceans and methane rain, these natural satellites have some spectacular features, and many even exert a surprising influence on their planetary partners. Learn what these celestial bodies reveal about the history and workings of our solar system.

Additional information and classroom activities are available in the Teacher's Guide!

Download Guide (PDF)

'To Space and Back' posterSpace exploration, our greatest adventure, is having a big impact on our lives.

"To Space & Back" takes audiences on an incredible journey from the far reaches of our known universe to our own planet. It is an extraordinary story of human ingenuity and engineering, describing how the technology that transports us through space is paving the way for the devices and apps we use every day.

Additional information and classroom activities are available in the Teacher's Guide!

Download Guide (PDF)

'Eclipse: The Sun Revealed' posterCome learn how solar and lunar eclipses happen, and about scientific discoveries that have been supported by total solar eclipses.

This show also uses beautiful visuals to explore the historical and cultural view of eclipses, and explains how to safely see these awe-inspiring sights.

War Are the Stars PosterNarrated by Andy Serkis, this program seeks to answer some of the biggest questions of all time. What are we made of? Where did it all come from? Explore the secrets of our cosmic chemistry, our explosive origins and connect life on Earth to the evolution of the Universe. A family-friendly film full of fun, adventure, and enlightenment.

Explore our sky during this program that starts with our daytime sky.

This program is easily altered to fit the needs of the age level and/or preferences of the group. Simply put any requests you have on your request form.

Learners will discover the time of day based on focused observations of the Sun, explore why the Moon and Sun appear to move across the sky, and where rainbows come from and why they are so important to scientist. As the sun sets, we will discover the constellations, learn about light pollution, and see a fascinating image of a star cluster full of different color, and temperatures of stars. We’ll note the colors and temperatures of other stars and how they are tied to each another.

We’ll launch from Earth and visit a few planets, and maybe even a black hole!

Visit the many objects of the solar system, including all the major planets, asteroids, and Pluto.

This program is easily altered to fit the needs of the age level and/or preferences of the group. Simply put any requests you have on your request form.

As we travel to each planet, we’ll discuss features on the surface and learn about any rovers or probes visiting them. We will also take a trip into Saturn’s impressive ring system. As we travel outward, flying past a comet and then Pluto and the Kuiper belt, we will end our journey outside of the Milky Way galaxy.

'Earth, Moon, and Sun' posterThis planetarium show explores the relationship between Earth, Moon and Sun with the help of Coyote, an amusing character adapted from Native American oral traditions.

Coyote has many misconceptions about our home planet and its most familiar neighbors. His confusion about the universe makes viewers think about how Earth, Moon and Sun work together as a system and learn to distinguish between myths and science.

Learn the basics of fusion and solar energy and why the Sun rises and sets. Examine the Moon's orbit, craters, phases and eclipses. You'll even take a look at past and future space travel to our Moon ... and beyond!

Students in grades two through five will especially enjoy this look at the Earth-Moon-Sun system, though audiences of all ages can appreciate learning the science behind the myths.

'Moons: Worlds of Mystery' posterTake a journey through our solar system and explore the remarkable diversity—and surprising might—of moons!

From volcanoes and geysers to ice-covered oceans and methane rain, these natural satellites have some spectacular features, and many even exert a surprising influence on their planetary partners. Learn what these celestial bodies reveal about the history and workings of our solar system.

Additional information and classroom activities are available in the Teacher's Guide!

Download Guide (PDF)

'To Space and Back' posterSpace exploration, our greatest adventure, is having a big impact on our lives.

"To Space & Back" takes audiences on an incredible journey from the far reaches of our known universe to our own planet. It is an extraordinary story of human ingenuity and engineering, describing how the technology that transports us through space is paving the way for the devices and apps we use every day.

Additional information and classroom activities are available in the Teacher's Guide!

Download Guide (PDF)

Astronaut PosterThe exploration of space is the greatest endeavor that humankind has ever undertaken. What does it take to be part of this incredible journey? What does it take to become an astronaut?

Experience a rocket launch from inside the body of an astronaut. Explore the amazing worlds of inner and outer space, from floating around the International Space Station to maneuvering through microscopic regions of the human body. Discover the perils that lurk in space as we subject ‘Chad’, our test astronaut, to everything that space has to throw at him. Themes include: micro-gravity, human biology, space hazards, living in space, and astronaut training.

Dawn of the Space Age PosterExperience the exciting beginnings of space travel, from the launch of Sputnik 1 to the Apollo landings on the Moon, and from the assembly of the International Space Station to the first private space flights. Trace the initial competition of political systems for supremacy in space, and the peaceful collaboration between nations today. Join in the vivid, historically accurate reconstruction of humans first steps into the cosmos. Learn about the men and women who braved the risks of space travel. Witness their courage, their passion and their perseverance in “Dawn of the Space Age”.

Destination Mars PosterExplore the work being done around the globe to help make the dream of getting humans to Mars a reality. Fly through the International Space Station, where astronauts are already living and working in space, and follow the rockets and vehicles that will take humans beyond the Moon and, one day, all the way to Mars! Travel along as we imagine this remarkable journey.

Download Guide (PDF)

War Are the Stars PosterNarrated by Andy Serkis, this program seeks to answer some of the biggest questions of all time. What are we made of? Where did it all come from? Explore the secrets of our cosmic chemistry, our explosive origins and connect life on Earth to the evolution of the Universe. A family-friendly film full of fun, adventure, and enlightenment.

'Eclipse: The Sun Revealed' posterCome learn how solar and lunar eclipses happen, and about scientific discoveries that have been supported by total solar eclipses.

This show also uses beautiful visuals to explore the historical and cultural view of eclipses, and explains how to safely see these awe-inspiring sights.

'Halloween: Celestial Origins' posterWhat do you associate with Halloween? Trick-or-Treating, costumes… astronomy? After all, Halloween is an astronomical holiday!

Learn the history of Halloween and how it fits into the seasons as a “cross-quarter day” during this program. We will also explore the night sky and learn what planets, constellations, and stars will be out on Halloween evening.

'Planet Nine' posterIn July 2015, the New Horizons spacecraft gave us our first close look at Pluto, the most famous dwarf planet in the outskirts of our Solar System. The New Horizons flyby was big news, and the pictures it sent back to Earth reveal a world far more complex than anyone realized.

Follow Mike Brown and his team at CalTech as they uncover more dwarf worlds whose orbits take them deep into the far reaches of the Solar System. Is there a new planet beyond these distant objects?

Join us on the hunt!

'Undiscovered Worlds' poster"Undiscovered Worlds: The Search Beyond our Sun" explores a timeless question: "Do other planets like Earth exist?"

Within the past 20 years, astronomers have discovered hundreds of planets orbiting other stars. Travel to distant stars and fly up to exotic planets and see them up close in the planetarium.

Experience the science shifting our perspectives on humanity’s place in the cosmos.

Additional information is available in the Teacher's Guide!

Download Guide (PDF)

Explore our sky during this program that starts with our daytime sky.

This program is easily altered to fit the needs of the age level and/or preferences of the group. Simply put any requests you have on your request form.

Learners will discover the time of day based on focused observations of the Sun, explore why the Moon and Sun appear to move across the sky, and where rainbows come from and why they are so important to scientist. As the sun sets, we will discover the constellations, learn about light pollution, and see a fascinating image of a star cluster full of different color, and temperatures of stars. We’ll note the colors and temperatures of other stars and how they are tied to each another.

We’ll launch from Earth and visit a few planets, and maybe even a black hole!

Visit the many objects of the solar system, including all the major planets, asteroids, and Pluto.

This program is easily altered to fit the needs of the age level and/or preferences of the group. Simply put any requests you have on your request form.

As we travel to each planet, we’ll discuss features on the surface and learn about any rovers or probes visiting them. We will also take a trip into Saturn’s impressive ring system. As we travel outward, flying past a comet and then Pluto and the Kuiper belt, we will end our journey outside of the Milky Way galaxy.

'Moons: Worlds of Mystery' posterTake a journey through our solar system and explore the remarkable diversity—and surprising might—of moons!

From volcanoes and geysers to ice-covered oceans and methane rain, these natural satellites have some spectacular features, and many even exert a surprising influence on their planetary partners. Learn what these celestial bodies reveal about the history and workings of our solar system.

Additional information and classroom activities are available in the Teacher's Guide!

Download Guide (PDF)

'To Space and Back' posterSpace exploration, our greatest adventure, is having a big impact on our lives.

"To Space & Back" takes audiences on an incredible journey from the far reaches of our known universe to our own planet. It is an extraordinary story of human ingenuity and engineering, describing how the technology that transports us through space is paving the way for the devices and apps we use every day.

Additional information and classroom activities are available in the Teacher's Guide!

Download Guide (PDF)

Astronaut PosterThe exploration of space is the greatest endeavor that humankind has ever undertaken. What does it take to be part of this incredible journey? What does it take to become an astronaut?

Experience a rocket launch from inside the body of an astronaut. Explore the amazing worlds of inner and outer space, from floating around the International Space Station to maneuvering through microscopic regions of the human body. Discover the perils that lurk in space as we subject ‘Chad’, our test astronaut, to everything that space has to throw at him. Themes include: micro-gravity, human biology, space hazards, living in space, and astronaut training.

Dawn of the Space Age PosterExperience the exciting beginnings of space travel, from the launch of Sputnik 1 to the Apollo landings on the Moon, and from the assembly of the International Space Station to the first private space flights. Trace the initial competition of political systems for supremacy in space, and the peaceful collaboration between nations today. Join in the vivid, historically accurate reconstruction of humans first steps into the cosmos. Learn about the men and women who braved the risks of space travel. Witness their courage, their passion and their perseverance in “Dawn of the Space Age”.

Destination Mars PosterExplore the work being done around the globe to help make the dream of getting humans to Mars a reality. Fly through the International Space Station, where astronauts are already living and working in space, and follow the rockets and vehicles that will take humans beyond the Moon and, one day, all the way to Mars! Travel along as we imagine this remarkable journey.

Download Guide (PDF)

War Are the Stars PosterNarrated by Andy Serkis, this program seeks to answer some of the biggest questions of all time. What are we made of? Where did it all come from? Explore the secrets of our cosmic chemistry, our explosive origins and connect life on Earth to the evolution of the Universe. A family-friendly film full of fun, adventure, and enlightenment.

'Eclipse: The Sun Revealed' posterCome learn how solar and lunar eclipses happen, and about scientific discoveries that have been supported by total solar eclipses.

This show also uses beautiful visuals to explore the historical and cultural view of eclipses, and explains how to safely see these awe-inspiring sights.

'Halloween: Celestial Origins' posterWhat do you associate with Halloween? Trick-or-Treating, costumes… astronomy? After all, Halloween is an astronomical holiday!

Learn the history of Halloween and how it fits into the seasons as a “cross-quarter day” during this program. We will also explore the night sky and learn what planets, constellations, and stars will be out on Halloween evening.

'Planet Nine' posterIn July 2015, the New Horizons spacecraft gave us our first close look at Pluto, the most famous dwarf planet in the outskirts of our Solar System. The New Horizons flyby was big news, and the pictures it sent back to Earth reveal a world far more complex than anyone realized.

Follow Mike Brown and his team at CalTech as they uncover more dwarf worlds whose orbits take them deep into the far reaches of the Solar System. Is there a new planet beyond these distant objects?

Join us on the hunt!

'Undiscovered Worlds' poster"Undiscovered Worlds: The Search Beyond our Sun" explores a timeless question: "Do other planets like Earth exist?"

Within the past 20 years, astronomers have discovered hundreds of planets orbiting other stars. Travel to distant stars and fly up to exotic planets and see them up close in the planetarium.

Experience the science shifting our perspectives on humanity’s place in the cosmos.

Additional information is available in the Teacher's Guide!

Download Guide (PDF)

'From Earth to the Universe' poster"From Earth to the Universe" leaves our home to take 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.

Viewers can revel in the splendor of the various worlds in the Solar System and the ferocity of the scorching Sun. 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 continue to probe ever deeper into the Universe.

Watch a Full-Length Preview

'Sunstruck' posterHeliophysics is the main component of the "Sunstruck!"

The show includes information on the sun, parts/layers, space weather and its impact on Earth. We used several NASA heliophysics missions including SOHO, IRIS, and SDO.

The audience should gain an enhanced understanding of the Sun and how it impacts our world.

Watch a Full-length Preview

Additional information is available in the Teacher's Guide and Resource Guide.

Explore our sky during this program that starts with our daytime sky.

This program is easily altered to fit the needs of the age level and/or preferences of the group. Simply put any requests you have on your request form.

Learners will discover the time of day based on focused observations of the Sun, explore why the Moon and Sun appear to move across the sky, and where rainbows come from and why they are so important to scientist. As the sun sets, we will discover the constellations, learn about light pollution, and see a fascinating image of a star cluster full of different color, and temperatures of stars. We’ll note the colors and temperatures of other stars and how they are tied to each another.

We’ll launch from Earth and visit a few planets, and maybe even a black hole!

Visit the many objects of the solar system, including all the major planets, asteroids, and Pluto.

This program is easily altered to fit the needs of the age level and/or preferences of the group. Simply put any requests you have on your request form.

As we travel to each planet, we’ll discuss features on the surface and learn about any rovers or probes visiting them. We will also take a trip into Saturn’s impressive ring system. As we travel outward, flying past a comet and then Pluto and the Kuiper belt, we will end our journey outside of the Milky Way galaxy.

'Moons: Worlds of Mystery' posterTake a journey through our solar system and explore the remarkable diversity—and surprising might—of moons!

From volcanoes and geysers to ice-covered oceans and methane rain, these natural satellites have some spectacular features, and many even exert a surprising influence on their planetary partners. Learn what these celestial bodies reveal about the history and workings of our solar system.

Additional information and classroom activities are available in the Teacher's Guide!

Download Guide (PDF)

'To Space and Back' posterSpace exploration, our greatest adventure, is having a big impact on our lives.

"To Space & Back" takes audiences on an incredible journey from the far reaches of our known universe to our own planet. It is an extraordinary story of human ingenuity and engineering, describing how the technology that transports us through space is paving the way for the devices and apps we use every day.

Additional information and classroom activities are available in the Teacher's Guide!

Download Guide (PDF)

Astronaut PosterThe exploration of space is the greatest endeavor that humankind has ever undertaken. What does it take to be part of this incredible journey? What does it take to become an astronaut?

Experience a rocket launch from inside the body of an astronaut. Explore the amazing worlds of inner and outer space, from floating around the International Space Station to maneuvering through microscopic regions of the human body. Discover the perils that lurk in space as we subject ‘Chad’, our test astronaut, to everything that space has to throw at him. Themes include: micro-gravity, human biology, space hazards, living in space, and astronaut training.

Dawn of the Space Age PosterExperience the exciting beginnings of space travel, from the launch of Sputnik 1 to the Apollo landings on the Moon, and from the assembly of the International Space Station to the first private space flights. Trace the initial competition of political systems for supremacy in space, and the peaceful collaboration between nations today. Join in the vivid, historically accurate reconstruction of humans first steps into the cosmos. Learn about the men and women who braved the risks of space travel. Witness their courage, their passion and their perseverance in “Dawn of the Space Age”.

Destination Mars PosterExplore the work being done around the globe to help make the dream of getting humans to Mars a reality. Fly through the International Space Station, where astronauts are already living and working in space, and follow the rockets and vehicles that will take humans beyond the Moon and, one day, all the way to Mars! Travel along as we imagine this remarkable journey.

Download Guide (PDF)

War Are the Stars PosterNarrated by Andy Serkis, this program seeks to answer some of the biggest questions of all time. What are we made of? Where did it all come from? Explore the secrets of our cosmic chemistry, our explosive origins and connect life on Earth to the evolution of the Universe. A family-friendly film full of fun, adventure, and enlightenment.

'Eclipse: The Sun Revealed' posterCome learn how solar and lunar eclipses happen, and about scientific discoveries that have been supported by total solar eclipses.

This show also uses beautiful visuals to explore the historical and cultural view of eclipses, and explains how to safely see these awe-inspiring sights.

'Halloween: Celestial Origins' posterWhat do you associate with Halloween? Trick-or-Treating, costumes… astronomy? After all, Halloween is an astronomical holiday!

Learn the history of Halloween and how it fits into the seasons as a “cross-quarter day” during this program. We will also explore the night sky and learn what planets, constellations, and stars will be out on Halloween evening.

'Planet Nine' posterIn July 2015, the New Horizons spacecraft gave us our first close look at Pluto, the most famous dwarf planet in the outskirts of our Solar System. The New Horizons flyby was big news, and the pictures it sent back to Earth reveal a world far more complex than anyone realized.

Follow Mike Brown and his team at CalTech as they uncover more dwarf worlds whose orbits take them deep into the far reaches of the Solar System. Is there a new planet beyond these distant objects?

Join us on the hunt!

'Undiscovered Worlds' poster"Undiscovered Worlds: The Search Beyond our Sun" explores a timeless question: "Do other planets like Earth exist?"

Within the past 20 years, astronomers have discovered hundreds of planets orbiting other stars. Travel to distant stars and fly up to exotic planets and see them up close in the planetarium.

Experience the science shifting our perspectives on humanity’s place in the cosmos.

Additional information is available in the Teacher's Guide!

Download Guide (PDF)

'From Earth to the Universe' poster"From Earth to the Universe" leaves our home to take 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.

Viewers can revel in the splendor of the various worlds in the Solar System and the ferocity of the scorching Sun. 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 continue to probe ever deeper into the Universe.

Watch a Full-Length Preview

'Sunstruck' posterHeliophysics is the main component of the "Sunstruck!"

The show includes information on the sun, parts/layers, space weather and its impact on Earth. We used several NASA heliophysics missions including SOHO, IRIS, and SDO.

The audience should gain an enhanced understanding of the Sun and how it impacts our world.

Watch a Full-length Preview

Additional information is available in the Teacher's Guide and Resource Guide.

“SEEING!” follows a photon’s creation and journey across the galaxy to a young stargazer’s eye.

The viewer follows the photon into the girl’s eye, learning the structures of the eye and their functions, prior to taking a ride on the optic nerve.

Watch a Full-length Preview

"SEEING!" also comes with a Student Workbook.

Download Workbook (PDF)

Explore our sky during this program that starts with our daytime sky.

This program is easily altered to fit the needs of the age level and/or preferences of the group. Simply put any requests you have on your request form.

Learners will discover the time of day based on focused observations of the Sun, explore why the Moon and Sun appear to move across the sky, and where rainbows come from and why they are so important to scientist. As the sun sets, we will discover the constellations, learn about light pollution, and see a fascinating image of a star cluster full of different color, and temperatures of stars. We’ll note the colors and temperatures of other stars and how they are tied to each another.

We’ll launch from Earth and visit a few planets, and maybe even a black hole!

Visit the many objects of the solar system, including all the major planets, asteroids, and Pluto.

This program is easily altered to fit the needs of the age level and/or preferences of the group. Simply put any requests you have on your request form.

As we travel to each planet, we’ll discuss features on the surface and learn about any rovers or probes visiting them. We will also take a trip into Saturn’s impressive ring system. As we travel outward, flying past a comet and then Pluto and the Kuiper belt, we will end our journey outside of the Milky Way galaxy.

'Moons: Worlds of Mystery' posterTake a journey through our solar system and explore the remarkable diversity—and surprising might—of moons!

From volcanoes and geysers to ice-covered oceans and methane rain, these natural satellites have some spectacular features, and many even exert a surprising influence on their planetary partners. Learn what these celestial bodies reveal about the history and workings of our solar system.

Additional information and classroom activities are available in the Teacher's Guide!

Download Guide (PDF)

'To Space and Back' posterSpace exploration, our greatest adventure, is having a big impact on our lives.

"To Space & Back" takes audiences on an incredible journey from the far reaches of our known universe to our own planet. It is an extraordinary story of human ingenuity and engineering, describing how the technology that transports us through space is paving the way for the devices and apps we use every day.

Additional information and classroom activities are available in the Teacher's Guide!

Download Guide (PDF)

Astronaut PosterThe exploration of space is the greatest endeavor that humankind has ever undertaken. What does it take to be part of this incredible journey? What does it take to become an astronaut?

Experience a rocket launch from inside the body of an astronaut. Explore the amazing worlds of inner and outer space, from floating around the International Space Station to maneuvering through microscopic regions of the human body. Discover the perils that lurk in space as we subject ‘Chad’, our test astronaut, to everything that space has to throw at him. Themes include: micro-gravity, human biology, space hazards, living in space, and astronaut training.

Dawn of the Space Age PosterExperience the exciting beginnings of space travel, from the launch of Sputnik 1 to the Apollo landings on the Moon, and from the assembly of the International Space Station to the first private space flights. Trace the initial competition of political systems for supremacy in space, and the peaceful collaboration between nations today. Join in the vivid, historically accurate reconstruction of humans first steps into the cosmos. Learn about the men and women who braved the risks of space travel. Witness their courage, their passion and their perseverance in “Dawn of the Space Age”.

Destination Mars PosterExplore the work being done around the globe to help make the dream of getting humans to Mars a reality. Fly through the International Space Station, where astronauts are already living and working in space, and follow the rockets and vehicles that will take humans beyond the Moon and, one day, all the way to Mars! Travel along as we imagine this remarkable journey.

Download Guide (PDF)

War Are the Stars PosterNarrated by Andy Serkis, this program seeks to answer some of the biggest questions of all time. What are we made of? Where did it all come from? Explore the secrets of our cosmic chemistry, our explosive origins and connect life on Earth to the evolution of the Universe. A family-friendly film full of fun, adventure, and enlightenment.

'Eclipse: The Sun Revealed' posterCome learn how solar and lunar eclipses happen, and about scientific discoveries that have been supported by total solar eclipses.

This show also uses beautiful visuals to explore the historical and cultural view of eclipses, and explains how to safely see these awe-inspiring sights.

'Halloween: Celestial Origins' posterWhat do you associate with Halloween? Trick-or-Treating, costumes… astronomy? After all, Halloween is an astronomical holiday!

Learn the history of Halloween and how it fits into the seasons as a “cross-quarter day” during this program. We will also explore the night sky and learn what planets, constellations, and stars will be out on Halloween evening.

'Planet Nine' posterIn July 2015, the New Horizons spacecraft gave us our first close look at Pluto, the most famous dwarf planet in the outskirts of our Solar System. The New Horizons flyby was big news, and the pictures it sent back to Earth reveal a world far more complex than anyone realized.

Follow Mike Brown and his team at CalTech as they uncover more dwarf worlds whose orbits take them deep into the far reaches of the Solar System. Is there a new planet beyond these distant objects?

Join us on the hunt!

'Undiscovered Worlds' poster"Undiscovered Worlds: The Search Beyond our Sun" explores a timeless question: "Do other planets like Earth exist?"

Within the past 20 years, astronomers have discovered hundreds of planets orbiting other stars. Travel to distant stars and fly up to exotic planets and see them up close in the planetarium.

Experience the science shifting our perspectives on humanity’s place in the cosmos.

Additional information is available in the Teacher's Guide!

Download Guide (PDF)

'From Earth to the Universe' poster"From Earth to the Universe" leaves our home to take 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.

Viewers can revel in the splendor of the various worlds in the Solar System and the ferocity of the scorching Sun. 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 continue to probe ever deeper into the Universe.

Watch a Full-Length Preview

'Sunstruck' posterHeliophysics is the main component of the "Sunstruck!"

The show includes information on the sun, parts/layers, space weather and its impact on Earth. We used several NASA heliophysics missions including SOHO, IRIS, and SDO.

The audience should gain an enhanced understanding of the Sun and how it impacts our world.

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Additional information is available in the Teacher's Guide and Resource Guide.