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“Ningaloo: Australia's Other Great Reef”

A magical expedition with a 24-year-old marine biologist, Anna Cresswell, reveals intimate secrets of one of the world’s largest fringing coral reefs, stretching 260 km along the northwest coast of Western Australia and visible from space.  Travel in a two-person submarine, Odyssea, on an underwater adventure to explore an environment rich in coral, a highway for the planet's largest and smallest fish, including the whale shark.
This live action, fulldome film is an immersive voyage of discovery as we witness Ningaloo Reef and the rare natural wonder and spectacle of life – coral spawning.

Show times through July 5th

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

Show times July 6th through August 2nd

  • Tuesdays: 1:30 & 7:00 PM
  • Wednesdays: 3:30 PM
  • Thursdays: 1:30 PM
  • Fridays: 3:30 & 7:00 PM
  • Saturdays: 1:30 & 6:00 PM

Show times August 3rd through September 6th

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

“Mars 1001”

An international crew of astronauts is about to embark on the first interplanetary journey in history, the first manned mission to the surface of Mars.  Reporter Miles O'Brien is reporting live from his Space Headquarters TV Studio in New York while events unfold for the crew on their 1001-day long mission.

We will witness firsthand their brave attempts to put human footprints on Mars and return safely to Earth.  This journey is made possible by the biggest engineering feat ever and loaded with scientific experiments.  The explorers will be extending our knowledge of Mars and will be learning whether or not mankind has a future among the stars.

Experience the thrill of the grandest mission of exploration ever undertaken!

Show times through July 5th

  • Fridays: 8:00 PM

“Perfect Little Planet”

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 July 5th

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

“Solar System Odyssey” (w/ live sky tour)

Sometime in the future…

A time has come when humans have depleted our home planet's resources.  Multi-billionaire business tycoon Warren Trout, seeking to secure new frontiers for Trout Enterprises, recruits former Space Fleet Command pilot Jack Larsen for a mission to find a suitable extraterrestrial location for human colonization.  Now Jack finds himself searching the solar system, but he isn’t alone.  It seems that Trout’s daughter, Ashley, has stowed away onboard his spaceship.  Together they embark upon a wild ride through the solar system trying to answer these questions: How are the worlds of the solar system alike?  How are they different?  What features must a world possess for humans to live there?

Will Larson and Ashley find a suitable location?  Will they even survive this mission?  Find out in this action-packed adventure.

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 July 5th

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

“National Parks Adventure”

Narrated by Academy Award® winner Robert Redford, National Parks Adventure takes you on the ultimate off-trail adventure into the nation's awe-inspiring great outdoors and untamed wilderness.  Immersive IMAX® 3D cinematography takes viewers soaring over red rock canyons, hurtling up craggy mountain peaks and into other-worldly realms found within America's most legendary outdoor playgrounds, including Yellowstone, Glacier National Park, Yosemite, and Arches.  Celebrate the 100-year anniversary of the national parks with world-class mountaineer Conrad Anker, adventure photographer Max Lowe and artist Rachel Pohl as they hike, climb and explore their way across America's majestic parks in an action-packed expedition that will inspire the adventurer in us all.

Show times through July 5th

  • Tuesdays: 8:00 PM
  • Saturdays: 6:00 PM

“The Sun: Our Living Star”

The Sun has shone on our world for four and a half billion years.  The light that warms our skin today has been felt by every person who has ever lived.  It is our nearest star and our planet's powerhouse, the source of the energy that drives our winds, our weather and all life.  The passage of the Sun's fiery disc across the sky – day by day, month by month – was the only way to keep track of time for countless past civilizations.  Don't be fooled by the terminology; although it is a typical dwarf star, the Sun consumes 600 million tons of hydrogen each second and is 500 times as massive as all the planets combined.  Discover the secrets of our star in this planetarium show and experience never-before-seen images of the Sun's violent surface in immersive fulldome format.

Show times through July 5th

  • Wednesdays: 1:30 PM
  • Fridays: 1:30 PM

Show times July 6th through August 2nd

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

Show times August 3rd through September 6th

  • Wednesdays: 1:30 PM
  • Fridays: 1:30 PM

“Birth of Planet Earth” (w/ live sky tour)

In the fiery beginnings of our young solar system, worlds are born and obliterated.  Gas giants stir chaos.  And a young sun vents its rage.  How did Earth survive against all odds?

This eye-opening fulldome documentary tracks the perilous path our planet took in its early years through advanced, data-driven, cinema-quality CGI.

It explores some of the greatest questions in science today: How did Earth become a living planet?  What does its history tell us about our chances of finding other worlds that are truly Earth-like?

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 July 5th

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

“Pink Floyd: The Dark Side of the Moon”

The second-best selling album of all time, it has spent more time on the Billboard Top 200 than any album before or since, with the classics "Breathe," "Time," "Money," "Us and Them," "Brain Damage," and more.  You've heard it too many times to count—now see it in mind-bending full-dome.

Show times June 1st through July 5th

  • Saturdays: 8:00 PM