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Planetarium Shows for Children

Dinosaur: Passage to Pangaea

Dinosaur: Passage to Pangaea

Join two children as they travel back to the time of the dinosaurs. They learn basic geology, see different types of rocks, travel through the layers of the Earth, and witness the breakup of the supercontinent Pangaea.

37 minutes | Ages 7-11
Earth, Moon & Sun

Earth, Moon & Sun

Join Coyote, a confused but witty character, as he explores common misconceptions about our Earth, Moon, and Sun system. Learn about lunar phases, solar eclipses, lunar eclipses, and more. Coyote's antics are sure entertain young audiences.

35 minutes | Ages 7-12
ExoPlanets

ExoPlanets

You'll travel through space to learn about our solar system in this action-packed Claymation show.

45 minutes | Ages 7-12
Larry Cat in Space

Larry Cat in Space

Stowaway with Larry the cat as he goes in search of his master who is living on the Moon. During his trip, Larry learns about the times of day, weightlessness in space, craters on the Moon, gravity, air, and more.


30 minutes | Ages 6-9
Legends of the Night Sky: Orion

Legends of the Night Sky: Orion

According to ancient storytellers, Orion was a mighty hunter before becoming a part of the starry night sky. Watch as he grows up, falls in love with the goddess of the Moon, and fights the giant scorpion, Scorpius.

24 minutes | Ages 6-11
The Little Star that Could

The Little Star that Could

A young star goes in search of planets to call his own. Along the way, he meets different types of stars and discovers he has eight planets. Join "Little Star" on his journey, and learn about the stars and the planets of the solar system.

35 minutes | Ages 6-12
One World, One Sky: Big Bird's Adventure

One World, One Sky: Big Bird's Adventure

Big Bird, Elmo, and their friend from China, Hu Hu Zhu, discover the stars, star patterns, moon, and sun above Sesame Street. Learn about the wonders of the night sky, see the Big Dipper, and take an imaginary trip to the Moon!

27 minutes | Ages 4-6
Planets of the Solar System

Planets of the Solar System

Take a brief, bouncy tour of the solar system, and learn basic information about the planets, including Sun-Earth distance and identifying planets in the night sky. Uranus, Neptune, and Pluto are only briefly mentioned.

10 minutes | Ages 6-9
Secret of the Cardboard Rocket

Secret of the Cardboard Rocket

With the help of an astronomy book from the library, two children blast off to the planets in a cardboard rocket. They travel to the Sun, Moon, all eight planets, and everyone's favorite dwarf planet, Pluto. They learn about each in turn.

40 minutes | Ages 7-9
Sky Quest

Sky Quest

A young woman shares a story from her youth: her inspiration to become an astronomer. As a 9-year-old girl, her parents take her camping. She sees Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, and the stars. She learns about different types of stars and the constellations of Orion the Hunter, Leo the Lion, and Ursa Major, the Great Bear.

24 minutes | Ages 7-10
Wilbear's Adventure

Wilbear's Adventure

A young teddy bear named Wilbear has always been fascinated by flight and dreams of flying. When his Grandpa comes to visit, Wilbear learns about the history of flight, including the story of the Wright Brothers and how they learned to fly. Basic flight and rocket theory are covered.

25 minutes | Ages 6-9