Interactive Planetarium Shows

The Sky Tonight live - all audiences
Explore the constellations, planets, and other spectacular features of the night sky. The show changes each month with the changing sky,
and is a live presentation.

Our Solar System live - younger audiences
Explore the Sun's kingdom, beginning with a look at how the planets move in the skies above Earth. Then, fly with your students to planets, asteroids, moons, and comets, and get an overview of our solar system's place in the galaxy.

Regents Earth Science live – middle/high school audiences
Explore sky motions and the relationships between objects, surrounding students with an accurate and richly detailed universe simulator.

Ages 2+

One World, One Sky
Big Bird’s Adventure

Sesame Street friends show us the Big Dipper, the North Star, the Sun and the Moon.
(English and Spanish versions)
25 minutes

Ages 4+

The Girl Who Walked Upside Down

The tale of a girl who came to us one spring day, after a storm, walking upside down upon the rainbow. She has a unique way of looking at things, in particular the sky, and an affection for the Moon and stars. What would you notice, if you could walk upside down?  
(Spanish and English)         33 minutes

Ages 5+

Earth Moon, and Sun

Join Coyote (adapted from American Indian oral traditions) in a fast-paced, full-dome show that explores lunar phases, eclipses, and other puzzles.
26 minutes

Tycho to the Moon

Blast off with Tycho, the dog, and learn about night and day, space travel, phases of the Moon, and features of the lunar surface. Take a close-up look at the Sun, see Tycho play in zero gravity.
24 minutes

Legends of the Night Sky:
Perseus and Andromeda

The stars tell the story of the beautiful Princess Andromeda, who is punished by the gods for her mother’s boasting, is sacrificed to a sea monster, and rescued by the Greek hero, Perseus.
20 minutes.

Ages 8+

Undiscovered Worlds

The discovery of exoplanets shows that our solar system is not alone in the universe. What is our chance of finding other Earthlike worlds? Co-written with Alan Lightman, author of Einstein’s Dreams.
30 minutes

We Are Aliens

Take an epic ride in space to hunt for evidence
of alien life in the universe. Narrated by Rupert Grint, best known as Ron Weasley from the Harry Potter films.
25 minutes

We Are Astronomers

Find out how astronomer’s share knowledge, the technology they use, and their dedication answering the unresolved questions of the universe. Narrated by David Tenant, best known as the “Tenth Doctor” in the British Sci-fi series Doctor Who.
23 minutes

Moons: Worlds of Mystery

Go to the moon with astronauts, then to
outer planets to discover more moons.
35 minutes

Habitat Earth

Habitat Earth Living networks connect and support life forms large and small—from colonies of tiny microbes and populations of massive whales to ever-expanding human societies. Discover what it means to live in today’s connected world. Dive below the ocean’s surface, travel beneath the forest floor, and journey to new heights to witness the intricate intersection between human and ecological networks.

Optional Planetarium Workshops

Daily Planet Workshop, with Our Solar System, a live show
Students make 3-D soft sculpture planet models. (PreK-4)

Orbits Workshop, with The Sky Tonight, a live show
Student teams explore the properties of the planets, make observations, and record data, using clues in “Discovery
Boxes.” (Grades 4-Adult)

Colors of the Sky Workshop, with The Sky Tonight, a live show
Mix colors to make day and nightscapes. (PreK-1)

Sky Legends Workshop, with Legends of the Night Sky, a planetarium show
Create glow-in-the-dark constellations and stories. (Grades 1-4)

Regents Earth Science Workshop, with live focused planetarium show
Classify and differentiate the planets, OR interpret data about another (hypothetical) solar system.