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Planetarium Shows


Experience the Aurora
1:45 and 3:15 p.m.
5/1/2014 - 8/30/2014
Marvel as the Northern Lights shimmer and glisten overhead through time-lapse footage captured in the Arctic Circle. This immersive show is the next best thing to being under Alaska’s winter night sky. Unearth the science behind auroras, and learn about mankind’s quest to find and understand this incredible phenomenon. Buy tickets online.
 

 
Earth, Moon and Sun
11 a.m.
5/17/2014 - 8/30/2014
Coyote has a razor-sharp wit, but he’s confused about what he sees in the sky. Join this character in a show that discusses American Indian star lore, lunar phases, eclipses and space exploration. Buy tickets online.
 

 
River of Bears
1 and 2:30 p.m.
5/17/2014 - 8/30/2014
Observe Alaska’s iconic brown bears as they nurture cubs, fish for salmon, and play in their natural environment. This immersive, full-dome planetarium show plants you in the middle of the McNeil River State Game Sanctuary, where more than 100 brown bears congregate each summer to bulk up for the harsh winter. Learn how the bears’ remarkable intelligence and instincts help them survive in the Alaska wilderness. Watch the trailer. Buy tickets online.
 

 
The H2O Cycle
Noon and 4 p.m.
7/1/2014 - 8/30/2014
Do you know how old water is? More than half the Earth’s surface is covered in water, and much of it has been around as long as the Earth has existed. That means the water you drink could be same water dinosaurs walked in! But don’t get grossed out. Learn about nature’s method of recycling water — how the Earth uses water, filters it and re-uses it over and over again. Included with admission and with membership
 

 
Life: A Cosmic Story
4:30 p.m.
7/28/2014 - 8/1/2014
How did life on Earth begin? Find out on this journey through time. Witness key events since the Big Bang that set the stage for life. See the first stars ignite, galaxies coalesce and entire worlds take shape. On a young Earth, two scenarios for the dawn of life are presented — one near a turbulent, deep-sea hydrothermal vent, and the other in a primordial hot puddle on a volcanic island. Buy tickets online.
 

 
Astronomy Alive
6:30 p.m.
8/1/2014
Curious about what’s up in the night sky? Take a guided tour through space and time in this live show, customized to highlight current astronomical occurrences. Galaxies, nebulae, binary stars … you name it, we show it to you. Except black holes. No one can see black holes. Buy tickets online.
 

 
Led Zeppelin Cosmic Light Show
7:30 p.m.
8/1/2014
Be transported by mood-altering art and 3-D graphics choreographed to some of Led Zeppelin’s biggest hits, including “Whole Lotta Love,” “Immigrant Song” and “Ramble On.” This immersive rock ‘n’ roll experience plays out on the museum's full-dome planetarium screen and features a state-of-the-art sound system. Audience advisory: Adult subject matter. Buy tickets online.
 

 
Pink Floyd: The Wall
4:30 p.m.
8/2/2014
Lose yourself in Pink Floyd’s rock ‘n’ roll masterpiece “The Wall.” This new full-dome music and light show interprets this classic album through mesmerizing HD graphics. This is not a laser show, but the next generation of computer generated imagery. Audience advisory: Adult subject matter. Buy tickets online.
 

 
Led Zeppelin Cosmic Light Show
4:30 p.m.
8/3/2014
Be transported by mood-altering art and 3-D graphics choreographed to some of Led Zeppelin’s biggest hits, including “Whole Lotta Love,” “Immigrant Song” and “Ramble On.” This immersive rock ‘n’ roll experience plays out on the museum's full-dome planetarium screen and features a state-of-the-art sound system. Audience advisory: Adult subject matter. Buy tickets online.
 

 
Life: A Cosmic Story
4:30 p.m.
8/4/2014 - 8/8/2014
How did life on Earth begin? Find out on this journey through time. Witness key events since the Big Bang that set the stage for life. See the first stars ignite, galaxies coalesce and entire worlds take shape. On a young Earth, two scenarios for the dawn of life are presented — one near a turbulent, deep-sea hydrothermal vent, and the other in a primordial hot puddle on a volcanic island. Buy tickets online.
 

 
Pink Floyd: The Wall
4:30 p.m.
8/9/2014
Lose yourself in Pink Floyd’s rock ‘n’ roll masterpiece “The Wall.” This new full-dome music and light show interprets this classic album through mesmerizing HD graphics. This is not a laser show, but the next generation of computer generated imagery. Audience advisory: Adult subject matter. Buy tickets online.
 

 
Led Zeppelin Cosmic Light Show
4:30 p.m.
8/10/2014
Be transported by mood-altering art and 3-D graphics choreographed to some of Led Zeppelin’s biggest hits, including “Whole Lotta Love,” “Immigrant Song” and “Ramble On.” This immersive rock ‘n’ roll experience plays out on the museum's full-dome planetarium screen and features a state-of-the-art sound system. Audience advisory: Adult subject matter. Buy tickets online.
 

 
Life: A Cosmic Story
4:30 p.m.
8/11/2014 - 8/15/2014
How did life on Earth begin? Find out on this journey through time. Witness key events since the Big Bang that set the stage for life. See the first stars ignite, galaxies coalesce and entire worlds take shape. On a young Earth, two scenarios for the dawn of life are presented — one near a turbulent, deep-sea hydrothermal vent, and the other in a primordial hot puddle on a volcanic island. Buy tickets online.
 

 
Pink Floyd: The Wall
4:30 p.m.
8/16/2014
Lose yourself in Pink Floyd’s rock ‘n’ roll masterpiece “The Wall.” This new full-dome music and light show interprets this classic album through mesmerizing HD graphics. This is not a laser show, but the next generation of computer generated imagery. Audience advisory: Adult subject matter. Buy tickets online.
 

 
Led Zeppelin Cosmic Light Show
4:30 p.m.
8/17/2014
Be transported by mood-altering art and 3-D graphics choreographed to some of Led Zeppelin’s biggest hits, including “Whole Lotta Love,” “Immigrant Song” and “Ramble On.” This immersive rock ‘n’ roll experience plays out on the museum's full-dome planetarium screen and features a state-of-the-art sound system. Audience advisory: Adult subject matter. Buy tickets online.
 

 
Life: A Cosmic Story
4:30 p.m.
8/18/2014 - 8/22/2014
How did life on Earth begin? Find out on this journey through time. Witness key events since the Big Bang that set the stage for life. See the first stars ignite, galaxies coalesce and entire worlds take shape. On a young Earth, two scenarios for the dawn of life are presented — one near a turbulent, deep-sea hydrothermal vent, and the other in a primordial hot puddle on a volcanic island. Buy tickets online.
 

 
Pink Floyd: The Wall
4:30 p.m.
8/23/2014
Lose yourself in Pink Floyd’s rock ‘n’ roll masterpiece “The Wall.” This new full-dome music and light show interprets this classic album through mesmerizing HD graphics. This is not a laser show, but the next generation of computer generated imagery. Audience advisory: Adult subject matter. Buy tickets online.
 

 
Led Zeppelin Cosmic Light Show
4:30 p.m.
8/24/2014
Be transported by mood-altering art and 3-D graphics choreographed to some of Led Zeppelin’s biggest hits, including “Whole Lotta Love,” “Immigrant Song” and “Ramble On.” This immersive rock ‘n’ roll experience plays out on the museum's full-dome planetarium screen and features a state-of-the-art sound system. Audience advisory: Adult subject matter. Buy tickets online.
 

 
Life: A Cosmic Story
4:30 p.m.
8/25/2014 - 8/29/2014
How did life on Earth begin? Find out on this journey through time. Witness key events since the Big Bang that set the stage for life. See the first stars ignite, galaxies coalesce and entire worlds take shape. On a young Earth, two scenarios for the dawn of life are presented — one near a turbulent, deep-sea hydrothermal vent, and the other in a primordial hot puddle on a volcanic island. Buy tickets online.
 

 
Pink Floyd: The Wall
4:30 p.m.
8/30/2014
Lose yourself in Pink Floyd’s rock ‘n’ roll masterpiece “The Wall.” This new full-dome music and light show interprets this classic album through mesmerizing HD graphics. This is not a laser show, but the next generation of computer generated imagery. Audience advisory: Adult subject matter. Buy tickets online.
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