The Herrett Center for Arts & Science

Coming Soon to the Faulkner Planetarium

"Asteroid: Mission Extreme" (with live sky tour)

An epic journey, 65 million years in the making, to discover how asteroids just might be the key to living on other worlds.  Sigourney Weaver, star of the "Alien" movies, narrates this large-format National Geographic film on how the effort to send astronauts to land on an asteroid could change the future of space travel.

After the show, a live show presenter takes you on a tour of the current night sky, including tips for locating the planets, how to find constellations, and ancient myths about the stars.

Debuting July 5th

  • Tuesdays: 10:30 AM, 2:30 PM, & 8:00 PM
  • Wednesdays: 2:30 PM
  • Thursdays: 10:30 AM & 2:30 PM
  • Fridays: 2:30 PM & 8:00 PM
  • Saturdays: 2:30 PM

"Cell! Cell! Cell!"

Join Raj and Sooki to dive into the busy world of cells, watching "alien trees" and wriggling "slugs" fly past on the giant 360° fulldome screen.  This is the story of the trillions of cells that form our bodies, from our beginnings as a single cell to the complexity of a whole body: itís the story of who we are.

This program concludes with a live fulldome presentation of some of the amazing facts about the cells of the human body.

Debuting July 5th

  • Tuesdays: 3:30 PM
  • Thursdays: 3:30 PM
  • Saturdays: 3:30 PM

"Perfect Little Planet"

Travel along with an alien family as they search for the perfect place in our solar system to get away from it all.

Show times starting July 5th

  • Tuesdays: 1:30 PM
  • Thursdays: 1:30 PM
  • Saturdays: 1:30 PM

"Cosmic Colors: An Adventure Along the Spectrum" (with a live sky tour)

"Cosmic Colors (w/ live sky tour)"

The universe is awash in radio waves, infrared light, visible light, ultraviolet light, microwaves, x-rays, and gamma rays, pouring forth from various celestial objects.  So, what do all of these forms of electromagnetic energy have in common, and what makes them different?  Learn about the electromagnetic spectrum and common, everyday occurrences and uses of these forms of energy in this fast-paced adventure.

After the program, a live show presenter will show you the stars, constellations, and planets currently visible in the evening and pre-dawn skies, and tell some of the ancient stories about them.

Debuting July 6th

  • Wednesdays: 3:30 PM
  • Fridays: 3:30 PM

"One World, One Sky: Big Bird's Adventure"

Join Sesame Streetís Big Bird, Elmo, and Elmoís friend from faraway China, Hu Hu Zhu, as they learn about the sky in this fun adventure, best suited for children ages 4-6.  The three friends learn about sunsets and finding starry patterns like the Big Dipper in the night sky.

Using their imaginations, Elmo and Hu Hu Zhu even travel to the moon, where they discover they can jump higher and kick a soccer ball farther, but can't fly a kite, and must wear space helmets to breathe.  Returning to Earth, they realize they can see the same stars from their homes in the United States and China.

Show times starting July 6th

  • Wednesdays: 1:30 PM
  • Fridays: 1:30 PM

"Astronaut" (with live sky tour)

Mankindís greatest endeavor is the exploration of space.  What does it take to become an astronaut, and participate in the incredible journey?  Find out in the this program by experiencing a rocket launch from inside an astronaut's body.  Explore both inner and outer space in this exciting show.  Join test astronaut "Chad" as he's subjected to the perils lurking beyond Earth's protective atmosphere and magnetic field.  Does Chad have the right stuff?  Would you?

After the show, a live show presenter takes you on a tour of the current night sky, including tips for locating the planets, how to find constellations, and ancient myths about the stars.

Show times starting July 8th

  • Fridays: 7:00 PM
  • Saturdays: 7:00 PM

"Solar System Odyssey"

Sometime in the futureÖ

A time has come when humans have depleted our home planet's resources.  Multi-billionaire business tycoon Warren Trout, seeking to secure new frontiers for Trout Enterprises, recruits former Space Fleet Command pilot Jack Larsen for a mission to find a suitable extraterrestrial location for human colonization.  Now Jack finds himself searching the solar system, but he isnít alone.  It seems that Troutís daughter, Ashley, has stowed away onboard his spaceship.  Together they embark upon a wild ride through the solar system trying to answer these questions: How are the worlds of the solar system alike?  How are they different?  What features must a world possess for humans to live there?

Will Larson and Ashley find a suitable location?  Will they even survive this mission?  Find out in this action-packed adventure.

Show times starting August 2nd

  • Tuesdays: 1:30 PM
  • Thursdays: 1:30 PM
  • Fridays: 7:00 PM
  • Saturdays: 1:30 PM

"Pink Floyd: The Dark Side of the Moon"

"Pink Floyd: The Dark Side of the Moon"

The second-best selling album of all time, it has spent more time on the Billboard Top 200 than any album before or since, with the classics "Breathe," "Time," "Money," "Us and Them," "Brain Damage," and more.  You've heard it too many times to count—now see it in mind-bending full-dome.

Show times starting August 2nd

  • Tuesdays: 8:00 PM

"Violent Universe: Catastrophes of the Cosmos" (with live sky tour)

Few things appear more peaceful than a quiet, starry sky.  Year after year the same stars return, apparently inhabiting a tranquil and unchanging universe.  Yet terrific, unseen forces shape the cosmos.  Galaxies collide; supernova explosions rip stars apart, blasting deadly gamma rays across space; black holes in the hearts of galaxies devour whole stars; asteroids and comets streak past, occasionally crashing into Earth and catastrophically disrupting its ecosystems.  In reality, the universe is a violent and dangerous place.  What dangers lurk out there, and how safe is our planet?

After the show, a live show presenter takes you on a tour of the current night sky, including tips for locating the planets, how to find constellations, and ancient myths about the stars.

Show times starting August 3rd

  • Wednesdays: 1:30 PM
  • Fridays: 1:30 PM
  • Saturdays: 7:00 PM

"Black Holes: The Other Side of Infinity" (w/ live sky tour)

There's a place from which nothing—not even light—escapes, where time and space literally come to their end.  It's here, inside this fantastic riddle, that black holes exert their sway over the cosmos…and our imaginations.  Zip through other-worldly wormholes, experience the creation of the Milky Way Galaxy, and witness how a giant star's violent death gives birth to a black hole.  Mathematical equations, cutting-edge science, and Einstein's theories provide the most complete picture yet of this mysterious phenomenon.  Can you feel the pull?

After the show, a live show presenter takes you on a tour of the current night sky, including tips for locating the planets, how to find constellations, and ancient myths about the stars.

Show times starting August 3rd

  • Wednesdays: 2:30 PM
  • Fridays: 2:30 PM

"Pink Floyd: The Wall"

"Pink Floyd: The Wall"

It's the blockbuster double album, rendered in amazing fulldome.  Experience "Run Like Hell," "Comfortably Numb," "Young Lust," "Goodbye Blue Sky," "Another Brick in the Wall," and more in immersive, head-spinning graphics.

Show times starting August 5th

  • Fridays: 8:00 PM