Beyond the Arctic Circle

4 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, 1 p.m. Saturday and Sunday

Experience a ride through the snowy forests of Lapland, visit reindeer herds living in the tundra and learn how they survive the extreme cold where no trees can grow. Join an arctic expedition through the eyes of a little boy, as his grandfather guides him on a search for a fox that appears only at night (the Aurora Borealis, according to Sámi legend). Included with museum admission


Into the Deep

5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday

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


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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. Buy tickets online.


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Flight Adventures

11:30 a.m. Saturday

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


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Supervolanoes

2 p.m. Saturday and 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. $4-$6 plus museum admission. Buy tickets online.


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Dark

3 p.m. Saturday and Sunday

Explore the nature of dark matter, the missing 80 percent of the mass of the universe. The search for dark matter is the most pressing astrophysical challenge of our time. Dark matter will help us understand why the universe is as it is, where it came from and how it has evolved over billions of years. $4-$6 plus museum admission. Buy tickets online.


Pink Floyd
Wish You Were Here

4:30 p.m. Saturday

Lose yourself in Pink Floyd’s rock ‘n’ roll masterpiece “Wish You Were Here.” 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. $10 plus museum admission. Buy tickets online.


Pink Floyd
Dark Side of the Moon

4:30 p.m. Sunday

Lose yourself in Pink Floyd’s rock ‘n’ roll masterpiece “Dark Side of the Moon.” 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. $10 plus museum admission. Buy tickets online.


Astronomy
Alive

6:30 p.m. Friday, March 6 and April 3

Curious about what’s up in the night sky? Take a guided tour through space and time in this live show, customized to highlight current astronomical occurrences. Galaxies, nebulae, binary stars … you name it, we show it to you. Except black holes. No one can see black holes. $4-$6 plus museum admission. Buy tickets online.


Led Zeppelin:
Cosmic Light Show

7:30 p.m. Friday, March 6 and April 3

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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