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“Sea Lions: Life By a Whisker”

Between a jagged cliff face and a roaring ocean, lives a colony of Australian Sea Lions.  In an environment equally as harsh as it is beautiful, be immersed in a classic coming of age tale guided by one of Australia's most unique, intelligent, and playful animals.  Take an intimate journey inside the colony where a life of great intimacy, tenderness, and clumsiness, must often give way to a life of great sacrifice and bravery.  Dive into the world of a rare Australian Sea Lion pup – and meet the people that are trying to save her species.

Show times through March 16th

  • Tuesdays: 7:00 PM
  • Fridays: 7:00 PM
  • Saturdays: 2:30 & 7:00 PM

Show times March 17th through the 21st

  • Thursday, March 17th: 2:30 PM
  • Friday, March 18th: 2:30 & 7:00 PM
  • Saturday, March 19th: 2:30 & 7:00 PM

Show times March 22nd through the 28th (Spring Break Week)

  • Tuesday, March 22nd: 2:30 & 7:00 PM
  • Wednesday, March 22nd: 2:30 PM
  • Thursday, March 22nd: 2:30 PM
  • Friday, March 22nd: 2:30 PM
  • Saturday, March 22nd: 2:30 & 7:00 PM

Show times through March 29th through May 2nd

  • Saturdays: 3:30 & 7:00 PM

“Áróra”

Take a journey across time and space to understand the science behind the phenomena and to experience the stories of our ancestors.  Guided by the lullaby of the Dawn Goddess, this cinematic adventure invites you to join the dance of these eerie lights over remote Icelandic landscapes.

Show times through February 4th

  • Fridays: 8:00 PM
  • Saturdays: 1:30 & 8:00 PM

Show times February 5th through March 18th

  • Fridays: 8:00 PM
  • Saturdays: 6:00 PM

“We Are Stars” (w/ “Wall of China” and a live sky tour)

Roll up!  Roll up!  Come inside and experience the universe like never before!  Join the Time Master as he takes you on a journey through space and time.  Discover how the very atoms that make up every one of us were either forged in the hearts of stars or created in their cataclysmic deaths.  See the explosive birth of our universe, watch as stars are born and die, experience the birth of planets and the eventual rise of life.  It is the greatest carnival ride of all time, so roll up and see how we are all stars.

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 January 31st

  • Saturdays: 3:30 PM

“Faster Than Light: The Dream of Interstellar Flight” (w/ live sky tour)

The impulse to strike out into the unknown, to see what's over the horizon&ellip;is as old as humanity.  Today, a whole new horizon beckons.  Scientists now believe that our galaxy is filled with solar systems, including up to nine billion Sun-like stars with planets similar to Earth.

Astronomers are racing to find habitable worlds, including any that might exist in the neighborhood of our Sun.  But if we find one, how will we ever get there?  How long will it take?  What rocket designs might one day conquer the voids of space?

Join narrator Sean Bean on a virtual ride aboard spacecraft of the future, based on whole new technologies designed to achieve ultra-high speeds, using exotic next generation rocket fuels and breakthrough concepts in physics.  How far can our technology take us?

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 January 31st

  • Saturdays: 6:00 PM