Public Planetarium Shows

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Public Programs

Ticket Purchases - Advance purchase of tickets for fee-based events can be made in person at the Museum, by phone with a credit/debit card, or online. Please call 269.373.7990 or 800.772.3370 or check out our calendar for today's shows.

All tickets are $3/person.

* Non-refundable tickets may be purchased up to 1 week ahead of a scheduled event. 
* Ticket holders must present their tickets 15 minutes prior their scheduled event start time, or forfeit their seat without refund should there be a wait list for other patrons. 

There is no late seating. Please arrive about 15 minutes early to purchase your tickets.

Beginning June 17, 2017

  • Family Program: Did An Asteroid Really Kill the Dinosaurs?
    Monday-Friday at 11 am; Saturday at 1 pm; Sunday at 2 pm
    June 17 - September 10, 2017
    Did a space rock six miles-wide really slam into the Earth 66 million years ago and wipe out 75 percent of all living plants and animals, including the dinosaurs? Audiences will explore impacts, cosmic collisions, and different types of evidence that can be found on the moons and planets of our Solar System. This dynamic show discusses impact events of the past, those of a more recent time, and what we have come to know about the impact that likely killed off the dinosaurs and many other forms of life at the end of the Cretaceous Period.

  • Stargazing Program: Eclipse 2017

    Tues & Thurs at 3 p.m.; Sat at 2 p.m.
    June 17 - September 7, 2017
    See a simulation of the total solar eclipse of August 21, 2017, and view how the motions of Earth and the Moon cause solar and lunar eclipses. Review some recent eclipses and safe ways to view solar eclipses before getting details of the upcoming total solar eclipse.

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    Featured Program: Dinosaurs at Dusk
    Sunday, Monday, Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday at 3 p.m.
    June 17 - September 10, 2017
    Propel yourself back through time to explore an Earth teeming with the feathered dinosaurs that are likely the ancestors of modern-day birds. Join Lucy and her father as they fly through the Triassic, Jurassic, and Cretaceous, looking for clues about the origins of flight. Traveling by a variety of off-road vehicles and an ultra-light airplane across an ever-changing planet, soar with our protagonists through wide open canyons, sail over tumultuous oceans, hike through tropical rain forests, and climb large ice cliffs, all the while chasing, and sometimes running away from, all manner of dinosaurs. When time runs out, experience first-hand the cataclysmic “last day” of the dinosaurs.

  • Logo for Led Zepplin music light show
    Music Light Show: Led Zeppelin
    Saturdays at 4 p.m.; Art Hop Fridays at 8 p.m.
    June 17 - September 9, 2017
    Experience many Led Zeppelin classics, including Over the Hills and Far Away, Whole Lotta Love, Black Dog, Kashmir, and Stairway to Heaven, in 5.1 surround sound set to immersive and surrealistic computer-generated effects.

  • Cover art from Pink Floyd's album Dark Side of the Moon. A ray of white light goes through a prisim and comes out a rainbow.
    Music Light Show: Pink Floyd's Dark Side of the Moon
    Sundays at 4p.m.; Art Hop Fridays at 6:30 p.m.
    June 18 - September 10, 2017
    Pink Floyd’s progressive 8th album is put to stunning visuals that will send you to the moon. The album remained on Billboard charts for an amazing 741 weeks from 1973 until 1988, longer than any other record in history. The music you know is taken to a new level when combined with stunningly crisp laser graphics and shown on the planetarium’s dome.!