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The H2O Cycle
2 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday and 3:35 p.m. Saturday and Sunday
4/22/2014 - 4/27/2014
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 the 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 museum general admission and with museum membership
 

 
Earth, Moon and Sun
11 a.m.
4/26/2014
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 here.

 

 
Dinosaur Passage to Pangaea
11:45 a.m. Saturday and 12:30 p.m. Sunday
4/26/2014 - 4/27/2014
This animated adventure explains one of the greatest geological events in Earth’s history: the separation of the supercontinent Pangaea. When two children embark on a geology field trip back in time, they are thrown into a fantastic voyage where they witness incredible geological wonders and learn about the mysterious process that created our present-day continents. Buy tickets here.
 

 
Into the Deep
1:15 p.m.
4/26/2014
Dive alongside deep-sea research pioneers to learn about marine biology, underwater geology and the history of deep-sea exploration. Traveling in famous historic submersibles, come face-to-face with fascinating underwater creatures such as vampire squid and pelican eels. Discover how diving vessels make these underwater encounters possible for humans. Buy tickets here.
 

 
Life: A Cosmic Story
3 p.m.
4/26/2014 - 4/27/2014
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 here.
 

 
Led Zeppelin Cosmic Light Show
4:30 p.m.
4/26/2014
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 here.
 

 
Supervolcanoes
1:15 p.m.
4/27/2014
Travel back in time and experience the massive volcanic eruptions that shaped the Earth and solar system. Journey to Yellowstone National Park, Neptune’s moon, Triton, and Jupiter’s moon, Io, to witness historic eruptions. Could a supervolcano erupt in our era? Scientists weigh in. Buy tickets here.
 

 
Pink Floyd The Wall
4:30 p.m.
4/27/2014
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 here.
 

 
The H2O Cycle
4 p.m.
5/1/2014 - 5/31/2014
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
 

 
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.
 

 
River of Bears
2:30 p.m.
5/1/2014 - 5/16/2014
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. Buy tickets online.
 

 
Life: A Cosmic Story
4:30 p.m.
5/1/2014 - 5/2/2014
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.
5/3/2014
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.
5/4/2014
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.
5/5/2014 - 5/9/2014
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.
5/10/2014
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.
5/11/2014
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.
5/12/2014 - 5/16/2014
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.
 

 
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. Buy tickets online.
 

 
Pink Floyd: The Wall
4:30 p.m.
5/17/2014
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.
5/18/2014
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.
5/19/2014 - 5/23/2014
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.
5/24/2014
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.
5/25/2014
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.
5/26/2014 - 5/30/2014
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.
5/31/2014
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.
6/1/2014
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.
 

 
The H2O Cycle
Noon and 4 p.m.
6/1/2014 - 6/30/2014
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.
6/2/2014 - 6/6/2014
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.
6/7/2014
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.
6/8/2014
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.
6/9/2014 - 6/13/2014
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.
6/14/2014
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.
6/15/2014
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.
6/16/2014 - 6/20/2014
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.
6/21/2014
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.
6/22/2014
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.
6/23/2014 - 6/27/2014
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.
6/28/2014
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.
6/29/2014
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.
6/30/2014 - 7/4/2014
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.
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