Dark Matter Mystery

3:30 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday

What keeps Galaxies together? What are the building blocks of the Universe? What makes the Universe look the way it looks today? Researchers all around the world try to answer these questions. Approximately a quarter of the Universe is filled with a mysterious glue: Dark Matter. Scientists know that it is out there. But they have no idea what it is made out of. See why scientists know that Dark Matter exists, and how this search is one of the most challenging and exciting searches science has to offer. Join the scientists on their hunt for Dark Matter with experiments in space and deep underground. Will they be able to solve the Dark Matter Mystery? $6 plus museum admission.

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Fulldome Nutcracker

4:30 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday

Enter a visual music extravaganza of Tchaikovsky's most famous work, with stereo soundtrack performed by The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and animation by Ken Scott. $6 plus museum admission.

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Exoplanets

10:30 a.m. Saturday

Go planet hunting outside our solar system. Visit gas giants in a deadly dance with their host stars, frozen rogue planets hurling through space, and new planets drifting within the Goldilocks Zone, an area where scientists believe Earth-like worlds may exist. $4-$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.

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Above Alaska

1:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday

The aurora borealis are a notable feature in the land of the midnight sun. Above Alaska takes you to the remote forests and mountains of Alaska to experience a night under the northern lights. Shot in vivid, high-resolution full-dome format, the presentation features some of the best aurora displays from the last two years, as filmed from different locations throughout the state. You'll see and experience the aurora the same way Alaskans do, but without the frostbite. $6 plus museum admission.

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Global Soundscapes

2:30 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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Space Odyssey

7:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 2

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. December’s astronomy film is “International Space Station: Off the Earth, for the Earth, and Beyond”. We explore our orbiting research lab to learn how it benefits life on earth and how it will help us embark on future space exploration. $6 plus museum admission. Part of First Friday at the Anchorage Museum.

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Pink Floyd
Wish You Were Here

7:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 9

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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Pink Floyd
Dark Side of the Moon

7:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 16 and 6:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 30

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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Led Zeppelin:
Cosmic Light Show

6:30 p.m. Friday, Dec 23 and 7:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 30

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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Pink Floyd
The Wall

7:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 23

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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