Exploring New Horizons

4 p.m. Tuesday through 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.

$4-$6 plus museum admission. Buy tickets online.

Living in the Age
of Airplanes

5 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday and 1 p.m. Saturday and Sunday

Watch a story about how the airplane has changed the world. Filmed in 18 countries across all seven continents, “Living in the Age of Airplanes” renews our appreciation for one of the most extraordinary and awe-inspiring aspects of the modern world. The film is produced and directed by Brian J. Terwilliger (One Six Right), narrated by Harrison Ford, and features an original score by Academy Award-winning composer James Horner.

$4-$6 plus museum admission. Buy tickets online.

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Earth, Moon
and Sun

10:30 a.m. Saturday

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. $4-$6 plus museum admission. Buy tickets online.

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Leo and Art

11:30 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. Buy tickets online.

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Light: Beyond the Bulb and
Astronomy Photographer of the Year 2014

12:30 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday

Light: Beyond the Bulb celebrates the many forms of light and helps us to understand the world we inhabit and the universe we live in, and is part of our exhibit located in the Discovery Center.

Astronomy Photographer of the Year 2014 celebrates the international photography competition and showcases winning images from last year’s competition. These two shows are included with museum admission.

A Cosmic Story

3 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. $4-$6 plus museum admission. Buy tickets online.

Led Zeppelin:
Cosmic Light Show

7:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 18

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. $10 plus museum admission. Buy tickets online.

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