Astronomy Photographer of the Year
2016

3:30 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday

View images from the annual Royal Observatory Greenwich Insight Astronomy Photographer of the Year international competition. Let these 2016 competition images spark imagination and interest in astronomy and photography. $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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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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Dinosaur Passage to Pangaea

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

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. $6 plus museum admission

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River of Bears

12:30 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday (Feb. 21 - Feb. 26)

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. $6 plus museum admission.

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Ice Worlds

1:30 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday (Feb. 21 - Feb. 26)

Learn about the delicate balance between ice, water and the existence of life. In travels to the Arctic and Antarctic regions of the planet, examine the ecosystems that live and thrive there and see how their survival is connected with our own. Beyond Earth, see how the existence of ice shapes the landscapes and natural systems on other planets and moons. $6 plus museum admission.

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Two Small Pieces
Of Glass

2:30 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday (Feb. 21 - Feb. 26)

Trace the history of the telescope from Galileo’s modification to a child’s spyglass – using two small pieces of glass – to the launch of NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope and the future of astronomy. Explore the wonder and discovery made by astronomers throughout the last 400 years. $6 plus museum admission.

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Space Odyssey: March

7:30 p.m. Friday, Mar. 3

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. March's astronomy film is titled "Solar Quest". $8 plus museum admission. Part of First Friday at the Anchorage Museum.

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Pink Floyd
Dark Side of the Moon

7:30 p.m. Friday, Mar. 17

Immerse yourself in Pink Floyd’s Dark Side of the Moon. This new full-dome music and light show expands on the classic album through captivating HD graphics. Not a typical laser show, but the next generation of computer generated imagery. Audience advisory: Adult subject matter. $5 plus museum admission, which is half-price as part of Polar Nights, the museum's ongoing Friday after-hours series.

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Pink Floyd
The Wall

7:30 p.m. Friday, Mar. 24

Lose yourself in Pink Floyd’s masterpiece The Wall. This 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. $5 plus museum admission. Museum admission is half-price as part of Polar Nights, the museum’s Friday after-hours series.

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Pink Floyd
Wish You Were Here

6:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 24

Lose yourself in Pink Floyd’s classic album Wish You Were Here. This new full-dome music and light show interprets the acclaimed rock album through mesmerizing HD graphics. This is not a laser show, but the next generation of computer generated imagery. Audience advisory: Adult subject matter. $5 plus museum admission, which is half-price as part of Polar Nights, the museum's ongoing Friday after-hours series.

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Led Zeppelin:
Cosmic Light Show

7:30 p.m. Friday, Mar. 31

Be transported by mood-altering art and 3-D graphics choreographed to Led Zeppelin’s biggest hits, including Whole Lotta Love, Immigrant Song and Ramble On. This immersive experience plays out on the museum's full-dome planetarium screen in concert with a state-of-the-art sound system. Audience advisory: Adult subject matter. $5 plus museum admission, which is half-price as part of Polar Nights, the museum’s ongoing Friday after-hours series.

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