Located on the second floor of the Museum, our state-of-the-art, all-digital planetarium presents live and playback programs designed both in-house and by other production companies. From learning about the night's constellations to experiencing the wonders of space flight, your exploration of the universe begins here!
Rusty Rocket’s Last Blast (best for ages 5 - 12)
After decades of teaching Rocket Rookies the basics of astronomy and rocket science, Rusty Rocket has plans to retire. His last mission is an introductory tour of the solar system and the planets’ environments. Rookie candidates in grades 1 through 5 and their families are welcome to come with Rusty — will it really be his last blast? Produced by Sudekum Planetarium.
Mayan Archaeoastronomy: Observers of the Sky (best for ages 10 - adult)
Tour 6 Mayan temples (San Gervasio, Chichen Itzá, Uxmal, Edzná, Palenque and Bonampak) and dive into a Mayan world of knowledge about the importance of orienting temples to the movement of the Sun, the Moon and Venus. Produced in Mexico by Frutos Digitales with the European Southern Observatory (ESO).
The Modern Universe (best for ages 7 - adult)
Different every time, this live program is about our modern understanding of space and the universe. Questions welcomed! The sun? Saturn? Exoplanets? Galaxies? What would you like to learn today?
The Sky Tonight (best for ages 5 - adult)
This live presentation introduces visitors to evening constellations, bright stars, and planets.
Stars (best for ages 10 - adult)
Every star has a story. Some are as old as time, faint and almost forgotten. Others burn bright and end their lives in powerful explosions. New stars are created every day, born of vast clouds of gas and dust. Through every phase of their existence, stars release the energy that powers the Universe. Journey to the farthest reaches of our galaxy and experience both the awesome beauty and destructive power of STARS. Produced by Sudekum Planetarium and NSC Creative – distributed by Sky-Skan, Inc.