Supervolcanoes

3:30 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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The Ooky Spooky Light Show

4:30 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday

Experience Halloween music in the Thomas Planetarium. Classic and favorite Halloween tunes such as "The Monster Mash," "Ghostbusters," "Thriller" and more come to life with playful and spooky visuals. $6 plus museum admission.

Please note: This show is a non-astronomy show containing loud music, flashing lights, spinning stars, and other effects that some may find disruptive. This show is not recommended for those who may have conditions that could be aggravated by this experience.

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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. $6 plus museum admission.

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Cosmic Colors

11:30 a.m. Saturday

Discover why the sky is blue, why Mars is red, and more in this amazing adventure along the cosmic color spectrum. Tour the interior of a plant leaf, voyage through a human eye and see a roaring fire from the inside. Learn about recent scientific breakthroughs in determining the actual colors of dinosaurs. $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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Global Soundscapes

1:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday

Global Soundscapes takes you on an ear-opening journey into the science of sound and the exciting new field of soundscape ecology. Experience basic acoustics through fun interactive activities and incredible slow-motion footage of pulsating musical instruments, vibrating vocal cords, and slobbering raspberries. Learn how animal sounds occupy unique sonic niches in lush, orchestral soundscapes. Discover how soundscape ecology can be used to assess the biodiversity and health of global ecosystems. $6 plus museum admission.

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Sunstruck

2:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday

Discover the wonders of our sun. Its incredible energy has supported life on earth for millennia, but is now threatening our technology and way of life. Travel to the distant future to discover our sun’s connection to the universe’s cosmic cycle of life and death. $6 plus museum admission

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Space Odyssey

7:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 6

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. October's astronomy film is titled "Dark". $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, Oct. 13

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. Museum admission is half-price as part of Polar Nights, the museum’s Friday after-hours series.

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Pink Floyd
The Wall

7:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 20

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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