Dome Shows for 2021-2022
*NEW SHOWS can be ADDED THROUGHOUT THE YEAR
one world, one sky
Ages 4 - 8, Grades Pre-K - 2
Popular for PreK, K, 2nd
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
Ages 5 - 10, Grades 1 - 5
Popular for 1st - 4th grade
What is it outside? Rainy, windy, hot? Let's check our thermometer, rain gauge, and wind sock. Students will learn important vocabulary describing and measuring weather and what to do if weather becomes severe. It also includes an on-screen quiz to engage students and check their knowledge, (30 min)
molecularium: riding snowflakes
Ages 6-9, Grades 1-4
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
The H2O (Water) cycle (NEW)
Ages 6 - 10, Grades 1 - 5
Popular for 4th and 6th grade
Evaporation, condensation, precipitation, advection, humidity, transpiration, and evapotranspiration are all discussed. This show uses real life applicable footage to immerse the audience in the learning experience. The show ends with a review set to a rap "The Water Cycle Rap"
Ages 7 - 12, Grades 2 - 7
Popular for 3rd and 4th grade
Learn about the many important roles of living and nonliving factors in an ecosystem. This educational tool includes terminology such as abiotic, consumer, community, omnivoire, food chain and more. This show will discuss the types of ecosystems to the roles of plants and animals and how it all interrelates. It is completed with an integrated reviews and on-screen quiz. (30 min)
Ages 7 -12, Grades 2-6, Family
Popular for 4th - 6th grade
Explore and experience the most powerful storms on Earth: a hurricane at sea, a tornado’s funnel cloud, and a huge solar storm. Learn now these storms develop over time, and how they can turn into cataclysmic events. Using real movies and NASA based images, 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 deadly storm. "Experience a storm without getting wet!"
EARTH'S WILD RIDE
Grades 3-6, Ages 8 and up, Family
Popular for 4th - 6th grade
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.
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)
INTO THE DEEP
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.
SATURN THE RING WORLD
All Ages - Family
Saturn is the true "Lord of the Rings". After nearly seven years in transit, the two-story Cassini-Huygens spacecraft began orbiting Saturn on July 1, 2004. Cassini continues to explore Saturn and its moons during its extended mission, while the Huygens probe had landed on the surface of Titan, Saturn's largest moon. The Cassini Saturn encounter began with a flyby of Saturn's farthest moon, Phoebe. See Saturn up-close and all-around-you inside our dome theater.
Ages 8 - 10, Grades 3-5, Family
In this multimedia planetarium show about the science of aeronautics, you will discover the science of flight through the eyes of a young girl and her grandfather as they explore how birds, kites, planes, and models fly, and imagine where flight might take them. Learn about famous inventors and aviators of the past and the pioneers who first revealed the four forces of flight and how NASA is discovering new and safer ways to travel with the help of future engineers and aviators - like you!
Teacher's Guide available: Grades 3-5