The Herrett Center for Arts & Science

Now Showing in the Faulkner Planetarium

"Titans of the Ice Age"

Titans of the Ice Age will transport you to the beautiful and otherworldly frozen landscapes of North America, Europe, and Asia ten thousand years before modern civilization.  Dazzling computer-generated imagery brings this mysterious era to life–from saber-toothed cats and giant sloths to the iconic mammoths, giants both feared and hunted by prehistoric humans.  The harsh and beautiful kingdom of these titans lives again on the dome: an ancient world of ice, the dawn of our ancestors, a time when humans fought for survival alongside majestic woolly beasts.

Show times through November 23rd

  • Tuesdays: 7:00 PM
  • Saturdays: 3:30 PM

Show time November 24th through the 27th

  • Friday, November 24th: 8:00 PM

Show times November 28th through December 29th

  • Saturdays: 8:00 PM

"Secret Lives of Stars" (w/ live sky tour)

While we clamor for news about George Clooney, Angelina Jolie, Taylor Swift, and other Hollywood stars, the real stars live out their millions-to-billions-of-years lifespans above our heads.  Despite their relative anonymity, stars have stories to tell and they are not all created equal.  Massive stars blaze gloriously for a few million years and die spectacularly, while their puny cousins will glow feebly for billions of years to come.  l;What are stars and just what determines how long they live, what their lives are like, and how they die?  Find out in this exposé of stars' amazing variety and secret lives.

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 through November 23rd

  • Fridays: 7:00 PM

Show times November 24th through the 27th

  • Friday, November 24th: 2:30 PM
  • Saturday, November 25th: 2:30 PM

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

Have you ever had a dream that you were flying?  What does it take to break the bonds of Earth and soar like a bird?  Explore humankindís quest for flight including the ancient myths of Aladdin on his flying carpet, the vimanas—mechanical winged flying machines—of ancient Sanskrit writings, the kites of ancient China, Leonardo Da Vinci's scientific study of wings and drawings of flying machines, and the pioneers of actual flight: Franceís Montgolfier brothers, Englandís George Cayley, Germanyís Otto Lilienthal and the United States' Wright brothers.  Learn how history also shaped the early days of powered aviation with the advent of World Wars.  This poetic and visually stunning show takes you on a journey from the time when humans could only dream of flying to our modern day world where all one needs to fly is a ticket.  Have you ever dreamed of flying?

Show times through November 23rd

  • Fridays: 8:00 PM
  • Saturdays: 2:30 PM

Show time November 24th through the 27th

  • Friday, November 24th: 4:30 PM
  • Saturday, November 25th: 4:30 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.

"Perfect Little Planet" (w/ 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 through November 23rd

  • Saturdays: 1:30 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!

"Violent Universe: Catastrophes of the Cosmos" (w/ 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 through November 24th

  • Saturdays: 4:30 PM

"Moons: Worlds of Mystery" (w/ live sky tour)

Our solar system is replete with a star and eight planets that garner most of our attention.  But many times we forget altogether about some of the more interesting worlds of our solar system, the many moons that by far outnumber the planets as they orbit around their larger celestial parents.  The moons of the solar system are as varied and diverse from one another as the planets.  Our own Moon has many stabilizing effects on our planet and without it life may possibly have never developed here.  This program explores the diversity of exotic moons found in the solar system and takes a look at these specific moons: Ganymede, Io, Europa, Mimas, Enceladus, Titan, Triton, Phobos, Deimos, Charon as well as our own Moon.

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 through November 24th

  • Saturdays: 7:00 PM

"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 through December 1st

  • Saturdays: 8:00 PM