The Herrett Center for Arts & Science

Now Showing in the Faulkner Planetarium

"Dream to Fly" (with bonus action short "Wall of China")

Humanity's quest to break the bonds of Earth and soar like a bird has roots deep in our civilization and spanning many cultures.  Aladdin's flying carpet, the vimanas (flying palaces and chariots) of ancient Hindu Sanskrit, the Chinese invention of kites, Leonardo Da Vinci's scientific study of wings and drawings of flying machines all paved the way for the modern pioneers of human flight, including France's Montgolfier brothers, England's George Cayley, Germany's Otto Lilienthal and the United States' Wright brothers.  The invention of powered flight both shrank the world, and ushered in the era of aerial warfare.  This poetic and visually-stunning show takes you on a journey from a time when our only flights were of the imagination, to a day when all you need to take wing is a ticket.  Have you ever dreamed of flying?

Show times July 5th through the 31st

  • Tuesdays: 10:30 AM & 8:00 PM
  • Thursdays: 10:30 AM

Bonus action short:
"Wall of China"

The Great Wall of China, a magnificent architectural wonder.  Wouldn't it be relaxing to experience this marvel from the seat of a rickshaw?  Sit back as your personal cyclist does the work while you take in the scenery.  Up and down the undulating hills, around the bends and curves, what could possibly go wrong?  What could go wrong?!  Just about everything, when a rickshaw goes out of control.  Will you survive the Wall of China?  Probably, but you might not ever forget the experience.

"Astronaut" (with bonus action short "Wall of China" and 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 July 5th through the 31st

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

Bonus action short:
"Wall of China"

The Great Wall of China, a magnificent architectural wonder.  Wouldn't it be relaxing to experience this marvel from the seat of a rickshaw?  Sit back as your personal cyclist does the work while you take in the scenery.  Up and down the undulating hills, around the bends and curves, what could possibly go wrong?  What could go wrong?!  Just about everything, when a rickshaw goes out of control.  Will you survive the Wall of China?  Probably, but you might not ever forget the experience.

"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.

Show times July 5th through the 31st

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

Show time August 19th

  • Saturday, August 19th: 4:30 PM

"Perfect Little Planet" (with bonus action short "Sunny Bunnies on the Moon")

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 July 5th through the 31st

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











Bonus action short:
"Sunny Bunnies on the Moon"

Look out Moon!  The Sunny Bunnies don't appreciate having their glorious sunshine interrupted by a solar eclipse.  What will they do?  Maybe a rollicking trip to the Moon can fix this unacceptable situation.   Join the bunnies as they pinball around the Moon and try to get it moving along and restore sunshine to Sunny Park back on Earth.  They may be cute and fluffy, but don't mess with their sunshine!

"Led Zeppelin"

The Songs Remain the Same.
But the Visuals Will Blow Your Mind.

Take a psychedelic, 3-D/motion odyssey through Led Zeppelin's catalog of rock classics, including "D'yer Mak'er," "Immigrant Song," "Black Dog," "Kashmir," "Ramble On," "Over the Hills and Far Away," "Whole Lotta Love," and more.  This fulldome audio-visual extravaganza from Salt Lake City's Clark Planetarium is like nothing you've ever seen—check it out!

Show times July 5th through the 31st

  • Saturdays: 8:00 PM

Show times August 1st through the 17th

  • Fridays: 8:00 PM

Show times August 22nd through September 4th

  • Fridays: 8:00 PM

"Rock On Demand"

It's time for some good, old-fashioned rock 'n' roll, but with a twist.  "Rock On Demand" has one name, but it's four different shows, and you get to vote on which one you'll see.  Your ticket buys a customized poker chip with which you'll vote for the show you want.  Votes will be tallied minutes before show time, so you won't know which lineup youíre about to see until the lights go down!  Will it be the "60s, 70s & 80s" show, the "80's and Beyond" show, the "British Empire" show, or the "North American/Aussie" show?  Programs may feature The Doors, The Beatles, CCR, Led Zeppelin, Pink Floyd, The Rolling Stones, Jimi Hendrix, Aerosmith, AC/DC, Rush, U2, Van Halen, Metallica, or Midnight Oil.  Which version will you vote for?  Which version will you experience?  Bring your friends and "rock the vote!"

Show times July 5th through the 31st

  • Fridays: 8:00 PM

Show times August 22nd through September 4th

  • Tuesdays: 8:00 PM

"The Accidental Astronauts: An Earth Sun Moon Adventure" (with bonus action short "Sunny Bunnies on the Moon")

Follow the adventures of Cy, Annie and Armstrong (Cy's dog), as they embark upon an unexpected journey into space!  Armstrong gets the kids into a little trouble with his antics on a field trip to the science center.  From there the adventure only grows as the three are whisked into space by a wise-cracking spaceship named Halley.  It's off to the moon for a little exploring, followed by a visit to the sun.  What wonders will they discover?  Will they make it back to Earth?  This wonderful adventure show is based on a story by award-winning children's author Kristyn Crow.

Show times July 5th through the 31st

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







Bonus action short:
"Sunny Bunnies on the Moon"

Look out Moon!  The Sunny Bunnies don't appreciate having their glorious sunshine interrupted by a solar eclipse.  What will they do?  Maybe a rollicking trip to the Moon can fix this unacceptable situation.   Join the bunnies as they pinball around the Moon and try to get it moving along and restore sunshine to Sunny Park back on Earth.  They may be cute and fluffy, but don't mess with their sunshine!

"Eclipse: The Sun Revealed"

The total solar eclipse of August 21st, 2017 will be the not-to-be-missed astronomy event of the year.  This brand-new production, from Nashville's Sudekum Planetarium, explores the history of eclipses and the special alignment of celestial bodies that makes them possible, as well as the dos and don'ts of safely enjoying one of nature's greatest spectacles.

After the recorded show, a live show presenter will offer a mini program about the eclipse in Idaho, including tips on where to go for the best views.

Show times July 5th through the 31st

  • Tuesdays: 2:30 & 7:00 PM
  • Wednesdays: 10:30 AM & 1:30 PM
  • Thursdays: 2:30 PM
  • Fridays: 10:30 AM, 1:30 PM, & 7:00 PM
  • Saturdays: 2:30 & 4:30 PM

Show times August 1st through the 17th

  • Tuesdays: 1:30, 3:30, & 8:00 PM
  • Wednesdays: 1:30 & 3:30 PM
  • Thursdays: 1:30 & 3:30 PM
  • Fridays: 1:30 & 3:30 PM
  • Saturdays: 1:30, 3:30, & 7:00 PM

Show times August 18th through the 20th

  • Friday, August 18th: 1:30, 3:30, 7:00 & 8:00 PM
  • Saturday, August 19th: 1:30, 3:30, 7:00, & 8:00 PM
  • Sunday, August 20th: 1:30, 2:30, 3:30, & 4:30 PM

"Earth, Moon & Sun" (with bonus action short "Wall of China" and live sky tour)

Coyote has a razor-sharp wit and thinks he knows a lot about the sky, but as it turns out, heís a little confused.  Coyote, adapted from American Indian oral tradition, gets set straight with his many misconceptions about lunar phases, eclipses and other puzzles of the sky.  What is the nature of the sun and moon?  How do their movements and interactions affect their appearance in the sky?  Find out in this entertaining and informative family program.

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 July 5th through the 31st

  • Saturdays: 7:00 PM

Bonus action short:
"Wall of China"

The Great Wall of China, a magnificent architectural wonder.  Wouldn't it be relaxing to experience this marvel from the seat of a rickshaw?  Sit back as your personal cyclist does the work while you take in the scenery.  Up and down the undulating hills, around the bends and curves, what could possibly go wrong?  What could go wrong?!  Just about everything, when a rickshaw goes out of control.  Will you survive the Wall of China?  Probably, but you might not ever forget the experience.