The Hot and Energetic Universe

3:30 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday

Telescopes and observatories, both on and above the earth, are the vehicles that allow humanity to peer into the universe. In this show, discover how these tools probe hot gas in galaxies, reveal the dynamics of supermassive black holes and visualize high energy radiation to provide important information about the Earth's galaxy, neutron stars, supernova remnants and stars like the sun. Join this journey to uncover the secrets of the hot and energetic universe. $6 plus museum admission

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Seven Wonders

4:30 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday

Turn back the pages of time and witness the seven ancient wonders of the world. Travel to Egypt to visit the Great Pyramids and to Greece to tour the Temples of Zeus. Then embark on a journey through space to see the universe’s greatest wonders.$6 plus museum admission

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Leo and Art

10:30 a.m. Saturday

Leo’s bored and doesn’t want to do his homework … until he magically falls into his textbook. His travels through art history introduce him to cave paintings, Leonardo da Vinci, Vincent van Gogh and more. Through digitally animated wooden puppets, this planetarium show entertains children and awakens their interest in art and science. $4-$6 plus museum admission.

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Flight Adventures

11:30 a.m. Tuesday through Saturday (Feb. 21 - 25)

This multi-media show from the Children’s Museum of Indianapolis introduces children and families to the science, technology and history of flight. The show features NASA’s research and advancements that have made space travel possible, along with the important role that engineering models have played in flight development. $6 plus museum admission.

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Life:
A Cosmic Story

12:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday

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. $6 plus museum admission.

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Exploring New Horizons

1:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday

Starting from ancient times, learn about the history of planetary discovery, especially that of Pluto, and how it has led to an amazing mission to explore the Kuiper Belt. Explore the New Horizons spacecraft, its mission to dwarf planet Pluto, and how the scientific method applies to our understanding of the Solar System. $6 plus museum admission.

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Supervolanoes

4:30 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday

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. $6 plus museum admission.

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Space Odyssey: April

7:30 p.m. Friday, Apr. 7

Get your monthly dose of astronomy news in this live show designed to highlight current astronomical events and discoveries. This three-part show gets you caught up with the latest space mission updates, shows you what’s up in the night sky during the month, and screens short astronomy films. April's astronomy film is titled "Aurora Storm". $8 plus museum admission. Part of First Friday at the Anchorage Museum.

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