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

Like most children, Celeste is fascinated with dinosaurs.  While preparing a talk for her class about how they went extinct, her wise and magical friend, Moon, poses a tantalizing question: What if there are still dinosaurs among us?  Celeste will join Moon on an exciting journey through time, showing Earth as it was in the very, very distant past and the fascinating forms that dinosaurs comprised over millions of years, including lumbering giants, armored beasts, and super predators, until a cataclysmic impact caused a mass extinction on Earth.

But all is not lost, as Celeste discovers the key to the dinosaurs' survival.

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.

Open Captioning is available for this program upon request.

Show times through December 22nd

  • Saturdays: 2:30 PM

Show times December 23rd & 24th

  • Friday, December 23rd: 1:30 & 6:00 PM
  • Saturday, December 24th: 1:30 PM

Show times December 27th through January 2nd

  • Tuesday, December 27th: 2:30 PM
  • Thursday, December 29th: 2:30 PM
  • Saturday, December 31st: 2:30 PM

“Áróra” (w/ live sky tour)

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.

After the show, a live show presenter shows how the aurora can be viewed in Idaho, followed by a tour of the current night sky, including tips for locating the planets, how to find constellations, and ancient myths about the stars.

Open Captioning is available for this program upon request.

Show times through December 20th

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

Show times December 27th through January 2nd

  • Wednesday, December 28th: 2:30 PM
  • Friday, December 30th: 2:30 PM

Show times January 3rd through the 31st

  • Saturdays: 3:30 & 8:00 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 22nd

  • Fridays: 7:00 PM
  • Saturdays: 1:30 PM

Show times December 23rd & 24th

  • Friday, December 23rd: 2:30, 7:00, & 8:00 PM
  • Saturday, December 24th: 2:30 PM

Show times December 27th through January 2nd

  • Tuesday, December 27th: 8:00 PM
  • Friday, December 30th: 8:00 PM

“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.

Open Captioning is available for this program upon request.

Show times through December 22nd, 2022

  • Fridays: 8:00 PM

“Unseen Universe” (w/ live sky tour)

For millions of years, our view of the heavens has been limited by our eyes, allowing us to only see a narrow band of electromagnetic radiation we call visible light.  For the first time ever, in the greatest breakthrough since the invention of the telescope, we now have the technology to capture the Universe over an amazing width of the spectrum and beyond.  We can even interlink telescopes around the world to capture data on a global scale.

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.

Open Captioning is available for this program upon request.

Show times December 22nd

  • Saturdays: 6:00 PM

“The Sun: Our Living Star” (w/ live sky tour)

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.

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 22nd

  • Saturdays: 7:00 PM

“Dream to Fly”

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 December 22nd

  • Saturdays: 8:00 PM