Planetarium

space odyssey

With new seating and enhanced projection, the Thomas Planetarium is the best way to embark on a breathtaking journey to the stars. Through 3-D graphics, surround sound and a dome screen, the planetarium offers a fascinating way to learn about astronomy, the solar system and more. 

Thomas Planetarium is made possible through a generous contribution from Lowell and Tay Thomas and supported by 

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Planetarium Show: "Aurora: Lights of Wonder"

12:30-1 p.m. Daily, May 23-31 — In-Person

Uncover the secrets behind the Aurora, one of the greatest wonders humans can experience in nature. See the actual aurora with the world's first real-time...

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Planetarium Show: "Mars - The Ultimate Voyage"

1:30-2 p.m. Daily, May 23-31 — In-Person

What will it take to get astronauts to Mars - and back - safely? This new planetarium production highlights NASA research and training initiatives that...

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Planetarium Show: "River of Bears"

2:30-3 p.m. Daily, May 23-31 — In-Person

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...

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Planetarium Show: "Into The Deep"

3:30-4:00 p.m. Daily, May 1-31 — In-Person

Dive alongside deep-sea research scientists to learn about marine biology, underwater geology and the history of deep-sea exploration. Traveling in famous historic submersibles, come face-to-face with...

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Planetarium Show: "One Sky"

4:30-5:15 p.m. Daily, May 1-31 — In-Person

One Sky Project is an international collaboration focused on increasing understanding about cultural and Indigenous astronomy, its historical and modern applications, and how our One...

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Private Planetarium Experience (Group program)

5:30-6:30 p.m. Friday - Sunday, May 4-31 — In-Person

Come and explore the Thomas Planetarium when it's closed to the public. We offer private parties for groups of up to six people Friday -...

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Planetarium Show: "Aurora: Lights of Wonder"

12:30-1 p.m. Daily, June 1-30 — In-Person

Uncover the secrets behind the Aurora, one of the greatest wonders humans can experience in nature. See the actual aurora with the world's first real-time...

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Private Planetarium Experience (Group program)

5:30-6:30 p.m. Saturday, June 1 — In-Person

Come and explore the Thomas Planetarium when it's closed to the public. We offer private parties for groups of up to six people Friday -...

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Private Planetarium Experience (Group program)

5:30-6:30 p.m. Sunday, June 2 — In-Person

Come and explore the Thomas Planetarium when it's closed to the public. We offer private parties for groups of up to six people Friday -...

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Space Mission: Psyche

5:30-6:30 p.m. Thursday, June 6 — In-Person

Join NASA Solar System Ambassadors in the Thomas Planetarium for a live program highlighting the latest in space news. Hear and see updates on current...

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Planetarium Show: "Rapid Space Shorts"

6:30 p.m., 7 p.m., 7:30 p.m., 8 p.m., 8:30 p.m. Friday, June 7 — In-Person

These quick planetarium experiences range from constellation tours of the night sky and cruising around the solar system to learning about light and the aurora...

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Private Planetarium Experience (Group program)

5:30-6:30 p.m. Friday - Sunday, June 8-30 — In-Person

Come and explore the Thomas Planetarium when it's closed to the public. We offer private parties for groups of up to six people Friday -...

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Planetarium Show: "Mars - The Ultimate Voyage"

1:30-2 p.m. Daily, June 1-30 — In-Person

What will it take to get astronauts to Mars - and back - safely? This new planetarium production highlights NASA research and training initiatives that...

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Planetarium Show: "River of Bears"

2:30-3 p.m. Daily, June 1-30 — In-Person

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...

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Planetarium Show: "Into The Deep"

3:30-4:00 p.m. Daily, June 1-30 — In-Person

Dive alongside deep-sea research scientists to learn about marine biology, underwater geology and the history of deep-sea exploration. Traveling in famous historic submersibles, come face-to-face with...

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Planetarium Show: "One Sky"

4:30-5:15 p.m. Daily, June 1-30 — In-Person

One Sky Project is an international collaboration focused on increasing understanding about cultural and Indigenous astronomy, its historical and modern applications, and how our One...

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