The Herrett Center for Arts & Science

"The Longest Night: A Winter's Tale" (with a live sky tour)

"The Longest Night: A Winter's Tale" This original fable, using the winter solstice as a backdrop, explores the concept that winter is a time for the earth to rest, waiting for new growth in the spring.  This program weaves together live-action video of the Paperhand Puppet Intervention troopís world-class puppeteers with beautiful and intricate fulldome video animation to create an innovative and imaginative show.

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.



Showing Friday, November 28th and Saturday, November 29th at 1:30 & 4:30 PM.


"The Star of Bethlehem" (with a live sky tour)

"The Star of Bethlehem" The age-old mystery of the Star of Bethlehem is explored in this Christmas planetarium program.  Travel back in time to the Middle East and delve into the writings of the time, including scripture from the Bible, to search for clues to add to our modern scientific knowledge of the nature of the heavens above to see if there might be some natural explanation for the nature of the star.  Can the star be explained naturally, or is the nature of the star left to the realm of the miraculous?

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.

Note: This program has strong religious content.





Showing Friday, November 28th and Saturday, November 29th at 2:30 & 7:00 PM.


"Let It Snow!"

"Let It Snow" Itís a holiday treat for the eyes and ears, featuring festive fulldome video images choreographed to classic Christmas music.  Enjoy seasonal tunes by Frank Sinatra, Chuck Berry, Burl Ives, Brenda Lee, and a finale by the Trans-Siberian Orchestra.









Showing Friday, November 28th and Saturday, November 29th at 3:30 & 8:00 PM.


"Sea Monsters: A Prehistoric Adventure"

"Sea Monsters: A Prehistoric Adventure" Eighty million years ago, the Great Plains lay beneath a shallow sea populated with terrifying predators and strange wonders.  This National Geographic program, with narration by Liev Schreiber and an original soundtrack by Peter Gabriel, shows how paleontologists use fossil clues to reconstruct how "Dolly," a dolphin-like dolichorhynchops, navigated this perilous underwater world long before humans walked the earth.




Showing Tuesdays at 8:00 PM.