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“Black Holes: The Other Side of Infinity” (w/ live sky tour)

There's a place from which nothing—not even light—escapes, where time and space literally come to their end.  It's here, inside this fantastic riddle, that black holes exert their sway over the cosmos…and our imaginations.  Zip through other-worldly wormholes, experience the creation of the Milky Way Galaxy, and witness how a giant star's violent death gives birth to a black hole.  Mathematical equations, cutting-edge science, and Einstein's theories provide the most complete picture yet of this mysterious phenomenon.  Can you feel the pull?

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 May 3rd

  • Tuesdays: 7:00 PM

Show times July 7th through August 2nd

  • Saturdays: 7:00 PM

Show times August 3rd through September 6th

  • Fridays: 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 May 3rd

  • Fridays: 7:00 PM

“Led Zeppelin”

“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 May 31st

  • Fridays: 8:00 PM

Show times August 3rd through September 6th

  • Saturdays: 8:00 PM

“Dinosaurs at Dusk: The Origins of Flight”

Take a fantasy trip back to the Mesozoic era to share the skies with pterosaurs and other flying reptiles, and explore the origins of flight, as well as what brought the dinosaurs' long reign to a cataclysmic end.  (From Mirage3D.)

Show times through May 3rd

  • Saturdays: 1:30 PM

Show times May 4th through the 31st

  • Tuesdays: 7:00 PM
  • Saturdays: 1:30 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 May 3rd

  • Saturdays: 2:30 PM

Show times June 1st through July 5th

  • Tuesdays: 1:30 PM
  • Thursdays: 1:30 PM
  • Saturdays: 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 May 3rd

  • Saturdays: 3:30 PM

Show times May 4th through the 31st

  • Saturdays: 7:00 PM

Show times June 1st through July 5th

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

“SpacePark 360: Infinity”

Travel the universe from the seat of virtual thrill rides set to the music of indie/alternative artist Maggie Smith, in nine exotic, extraterrestrial locations. And you get to choose the order!

Show times through May 3rd

  • Saturdays: 6:00 PM

Show times May 4th through the 31st

  • Saturdays: 8:00 PM

Show times July 7th through August 2nd

  • Fridays: 8:00 PM

Show times August 3rd through September 6th

  • Saturdays: 6:00 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 program, a live show presenter will show you the stars, constellations, and planets currently visible in the evening and pre-dawn skies, and tell some of the ancient stories about them.

Show times through May 3rd

  • Saturdays: 7:00 PM

“Volcanoes: The Fires of Creation”

Join National Geographic photographer Carsten Peter on a dangerous quest to see active volcanoes up close, from within their seething throats. Peter's up-close footage of roiling lava lakes, explosive shock waves, and deadly lava bombs will take your breath away.

Show times through May 3rd

  • Saturdays: 8:00 PM