Now Showing at the Faulkner Planetarium

Now Showing in the Faulkner Planetarium

TuesdaysWednesdaysThursdays FridaysSaturdays
1:30 Dinosaurs: A Story of Survival*
2:30 Space Oases*
3:30 Deep Sky*
6:00Let It Snow!
7:00Space Oases* Space Oases*Space Oases*
8:00 Deep Sky*Pink Floyd: The Dark Side of the Moon — 50 Years in a Heartbeat
*Open Captioning available for this show upon request.

“Space Oases”

We are watery creatures inhabiting a water world—a space oasis speeding between the orbits of Venus and Mars.  Without water we cannot survive, let alone explore interplanetary space.

Water is plentiful on Earth, but space voyagers must bring water with them.  A rocket's weight greatly affects its cost and how far it can travel, so finding water within the Solar System could greatly reduce the cost and difficulty of interplanetary exploration.

This program traces water across the whole Solar System, from deep lunar craters, to the scorching heat of the Venusian atmosphere, to Martian deserts, and the giant planets' frozen satellites.  Come along to discover continent-sized ice floes; vast, hidden oceans; and the icy showers of cryovolcanoes.

Open Captioning is available for this program upon request.

Show times through December 11th

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

Show times December 12th through the 18th

  • Friday, December 15th: 7:00 PM
  • Saturday, December 16th: 2:30 & 7:00 PM

Show times December 26th through January 1st

  • Tuesday, December 26th: 2:30 PM
  • Saturday, December 30th: 6:00 PM

“Pink Floyd: The Dark Side of the Moon — 50 Years in a Heartbeat”

Pink Floyd's groundbreaking album has long been a staple of planetarium entertainment offerings.  Now, for the first time ever, see one of the best-selling albums of all time interpreted in a program officially sanctioned by the band, in celebration of the fiftieth anniversary of its release.  In addition to stunning, choreographed visuals, you'll also hear the music like never before, brilliantly remastered and presented in 10,200 watts of full-surround sound.

Because the Faulkner Planetarium is the only venue in Idaho where you can experience this program—and only for a limited time—all tickets for this show will be $6, and no free passes or discounts may be applied.

Show times through January 1st

  • Saturdays: 8:00 PM

“Dinosaurs: A Story of Survival” (w/ live sky tour)

When Celeste gets stumped trying to fold an origami dinosaur, her good friend Moon is here to help.  Together, they travel back in time to discover little dinosaurs, big dinosaurs, feathered dinosaurs, and more, on an adventure to find out why the dinosaurs went extinct—or did they?

Open Captioning is available for this program upon request.

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 December 18th

  • Saturdays: 1:30 PM

“Deep Sky” (w/ live sky tour)

The starry sky is one of the most beautiful natural landscapes we can see from Earth.  Thousands of stars dotting the sky above our heads provoke that feeling of infinity and at the same time smallness.  Humans have felt this since we first turned our eyes up to the sky.

But what lies beyond?  If we were able to look farther and farther away and to study this black background of the night, what would we see?

Over the past decades large telescopes and observatories in space have spied the black background of the night and have unearthed a fascinating, dynamic and complex universe…Hundreds, thousands of astronomical objects that were hidden from our view have filled our eyes with an explosion of colors, shapes and unimaginable dimensions.

This modern image of our universe deserves to be told and known by the public.  Come with us and discover our own Deep Sky.

Open Captioning is available for this program upon request.

A live sky tour follows the program, featuring constellations, planets, the moon and other items of interest currently visible in the sky, with tips for finding your way around in the heavens on the next clear night, and stories about the stars.

Show times through December 18th

  • Fridays: 8:00 PM
  • Saturdays: 3:30 PM

“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 more, with a finale by the Trans-Siberian Orchestra.  This family program is a great way to get into the holiday spirit.

Show times through December 11th

  • Saturdays: 6:00 PM

Show times December 12th through the 27th

  • Tuesday, December 12th: 7:00 PM
  • Saturday, December 16th: 7:00 PM
  • Tuesday, December 19th: 7:00 PM
  • Thursday, December 21st: 2:30 PM
  • Friday, December 22nd: 2:30 & 7:00 PM
  • Saturday, December 23rd: 1:30, 3:30, & 7:00 PM
  • Tuesday, December 26th: 7:00 PM
  • Wednesday, December 27th: 2:30 PM