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Dome Shows for 2022-2023  
 *NEW SHOWS can be ADDED THROUGHOUT THE YEAR

one world, one sky

Audience: Ages 4 - 8, Grades Pre-K - 2

Standards

Join Big Bird, Elmo and their Muppet friend from China, Hu Hu Zhu, as they take viewers on a journey of discovery to learn about the Big Dipper, the North Star, and the Moon. Use your imagination to travel with Elmo and Hu Hu Zhu from Sesame Street to the moon, and discover how different it is from Earth. A joint production by Sesame Workshop, the Adler Planetarium, The Liberty Science Center, and The Beijing Planetarium.  (30 min)

Brochure English & Spanish: brochure_english.pdf 

Teacher Guide available: PDF format

Moles, what's out there?

Ages 5 - 10, Grades 1 - 4

The story revolves around Plato, a young mole who live underground. Plato desperately wants to see what is out there in the world above. One day he finally gets to see it all! Plato discovers day and night, the Sun and Moon, and the stars! Plato's best friends are Alfa, Beta and Gamma. They love to sing... and go treasure hunting! Good thing the professor Socrates keeps an eye on our young friends, as sometimes things can get a little out of hand! 

(30 min)

Molecularium: riding snowflakes

Science topics: Atoms, molecules,

states of matter

Grades 1-4

Standards 

This immersive, animated musical is aimed at young audiences, but everyone has fun and learns a lot along the way. Experience the transformation of matter, explore the water cycle and discover that everything is made of atoms and molecules in this action packed adventure.

Teacher Guide available: teachers_guide.pdf

Kids Activity Site: 

http://www.molecularium.com/kidsite.html

Destination Solar System

Science topics: Solar System, 

Sun, Planets

Grades 2nd to 6th grade

This out-of-this world jaunt takes place on board the fastest ship in the Space Express fleet, the only vehicle equipped with Space JumpTM technology.

Your guides are “Jesse,” a lovable rookie tour guide who can’t wait to show you the wonders of your celestial neighborhood, and “Max” — the highly knowledgeable, slightly grumpy shipboard computer.

With Max steering the ship and Jesse chattering excitedly about each place you visit, you’ll soar through the Asteroid Belt, explore the moons of Jupiter and Saturn, and hover over the roiling surface of the Sun.

It combines real images of planets and other celestial objects with the latest in digital animation.

Earth's Wild Ride is like many tales shared by grandparents over the centuries, except "the old country" is really another planet, always visible from the moon base, but totally unlike the granddaughter's world. While learning about eclipses, the ice age, Earth's water cycle and differences between the Earth and Moon, the audience is taken on a roller-coaster-like ride through canyons of raging rivers and hot flowing lava. Adventure and appreciation for home fill in this journey back to the Earth.

EARTH'S WILD RIDE

Grades 3-6, Ages 8 and up, Family

TOPICS: Space Exploration, Eclipse,

Ice Age, Volcanos, Water Cycle

Popular for 4th - 6th grade

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Force five

TOPIC: SEVERE WEATHER, STORMS, SPACE WEATHER

 Grades 3 and up, Family

Popular for 4th - 8th grade

Force Five offers the audience a vantage that would never be safe in the real world, creating a sense of what it would look and feel like if you were standing in the middle of a storm. "Experience a storm without getting wet!"

The show begins by stepping back in time to 1900, when the great hurricane swept through Galveston. Homes collapsed under the incredible force of torrential winds, powerful rain and rising water, and animates how the surge may have looked. 

Then  turns to the next FORCE FIVE killer, the tornado. These violent and unpredictable storms turn flying debris into weapons. A fulldome animation then puts you into a realistic storm.

The final journey of FORCE FIVE transports the audience to the surface of the sun, where the most powerful storms in the solar system occur. 

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Ecosystem

TOPIC: SEVERE WEATHER, STORMS, SPACE WEATHER

 Grades 3 and up, Family

Popular for 4th - 8th grade

Learn about the important roles of living and non-living factors in an ecosystem. A unique educational tool, including terms such as abiotic, consumer, community, omnivore, food web and many more.

EXPEDITION REEF

Grades 3-6, Ages 8 and up, Family

Popular for 4th - 6th grade

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Learn the secrets of the "rainforests of the sea" as you and your visitors embark on an oceanic safari to the world’s most vibrant — and endangered — marine ecosystems.

Expedition Reef, will immerse audiences in an undersea adventure. This fulldome planetarium show provides an up-close look at a part of our planet many people have never experienced. Discover how corals grow, feed, reproduce, and support over 25% of all marine life on Earth — while facing unprecedented threats from climate change, habitat destruction, and overfishing

INTO THE DEEP

Science topics

All Ages - Family

Popular for 3rd - 6th grade

The deep sea is one of the most mysterious and little-explored regions of Earth. We know more about the surface of the Moon than we do about the wonders hidden beneath the waves of our planet's seas. The deepest parts of our oceans teem with life forms so strange-looking they could be from the realm of science fiction. These fantastic creatures inhabit a realm of underwater volcanoes, engulfed mountain ranges, and vast trenches cut into the crust of the planet.

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IMPACT

Grades 4 - 8, Ages 8 and up, Family

Popular for 6th grade

This dome show explores the past  catastrophes  and future risk  to Earth from violent comets and asteroids. Narrated by astronaut Tom Jones.   (30 min)

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