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Show Library

We are excited to offer a wide selection of pre-recorded fulldome planetarium movies.

Our Show Library includes professionally produced 20-30 minute films that are both educational and entertaining. These films cover a range of topics like supervolcanoes, coral reefs, dinosaurs, black holes, and much more.

While all of our films are suitable for general audiences, some are catered to specific age groups. A full listing of available fulldome feature films and introductions follows. Further details can be found by watching the film trailers.

Feature Films

These full dome films last 25-40 minutes and are professionally produced and rendered for our dome!

Film poster for Accidental Astronauts with cartoon figures of astronauts standing in front of a world.

Accidental Astronauts

32 minutes
Follow the adventures of Sy and Annie and their dog Armstrong as they embark on an unexpected journey into space! Explore the Earth, Sun and Moon system with a wise-cracking starship computer. Follow an asteroid as it crashes into the Moon. Bounce along with them on the lunar surface. Get up close and personal with a solar storm. "The Accidental Astronauts" is a space adventure for all ages.
Plot keywords: stars, astrophysics, astronomy, science, supernovae, black holes
Educational Film
Bright purple poster of a swirling cloud with light shooting from the center.

The Dark Matter Mystery

What keeps Galaxies together? What are the building blocks of the Universe? What makes the Universe look the way it looks today? Researchers all around the world try to answer these questions. We know today that approximately a quarter of the Universe is filled with a mysterious glue: Dark Matter. We know that it is out there. But we have no idea what it is made out of.This planetarium show takes you on the biggest quest of contemporary astrophysics. You will see why we know that Dark Matter exists, and how this search is one of the most challenging and exciting searches science has to offer. Join the scientists on their hunt for Dark Matter with experiments in space and deep underground. Will they be able to solve the Dark Matter Mystery? 

Educational Film
A view of the earth from space focusing on the swirling oceans and clouds.

Dynamic Earth

24 minutes
Grades 9+

Now in 150 planetariums worldwide, Dynamic Earth explores the inner workings of Earth’s great life support system: the global climate. With visualizations based on satellite monitoring data and advanced supercomputer simulations, this cutting-edge production follows a trail of energy that flows from the Sun into the interlocking systems that shape our climate: the atmosphere, oceans, and the biosphere.  Audiences will ride along on swirling ocean and wind currents, dive into the heart of a monster hurricane, come face-to-face with sharks and gigantic whales, and fly into roiling volcanoes.*

Educational Film
An image of a cartoon coyote sitting on the moon.

Earth Moon Sun

26 minutes
Grades K-6

Learn why the Sun rises and sets, examine the Moon’s orbit, craters, phases and eclipses, and explore past and future space travel to the Moon and beyond with the help of Coyote, an amusing character adapted from Native American oral traditions, who has many misconceptions about Earth and its neighbors. 

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Images of the formation of earth including wooly mammoths, volcanoes, asteroids, and land formation.

Earth's Wild Ride

20 minutes
Grades 2-4

Set on the surface of the Moon in the year 2081, a grandfather and his granddaughter watch a solar eclipse from scenic cliffs overlooking their moon colony. As they watch the Moon's shadow move across Earth, the grandfather tells stories of crashing asteroids, erupting volcanoes, roaring dinosaurs, electrifying lightning and booming thunder. 

Educational Film
A teenage girl with a cloud and gravitation waves in the background.

Einstein's Gravity Playlist

22 minutes
Grades 9+

Einstein's Gravity Playlist  is an original planetarium show that explores the ripples in space-time known as gravitational waves. Albert Einstein first predicted the existence of gravitational waves in 1916, and a century later, scientists detected these waves using incredibly precise laser technology here on Earth.  In honor of this long-anticipated detection, the scientists who created the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory (LIGO) won the Nobel Prize in Physics in 2017.  In this show, viewers follow Lucia, a PhD student in physics, on an exploration of how gravitational waves are formed, how they move through the universe, and how scientists like her work to hear them.** Learn more about Einstein's Gravity Playlist

Educational Film
Earth with the Milky Way Galaxy in the background.

From Earth to the Universe

The night sky, both beautiful and mysterious, has been the subject of campfire stories, ancient myths and awe for as long as there have been people. A desire to comprehend the Universe may well be humanity’s oldest shared intellectual experience. Yet only recently have we truly begun to grasp our place in the vast cosmos. To learn about this journey of celestial discovery, from the theories of the ancient Greek astronomers to today’s grandest telescopes, we invite you to experience From Earth to the Universe.

Educational Film
A cartoon image of a cat in an astronaut suit standing on the moon with a small earth and sun in the background.

Larry Cat in Space

Larry Cat In Space is a playful, imaginative cartoon presentation about an inquisitive cat who takes a trip to the Moon. The educational focus of Larry Cat In Space is the Moon and its relationship to Earth. The first-person narrative style allows audience members to identify with the main character and share in his adventures. His experiences teach important facts about the Moon and Earth. Multidisciplinary themes in lunar geography, earth/space sciences, physical science, and science as a human endeavor are woven throughout the program, and help relate the information presented in the show to the lives of students, families, and the general public.

Educational Film
A waterdrop overlaid on a image of earth to depict the search for water in the solar system.

Oasis in Space

24 minutes
Grades 3-7

Oasis in Space transports the audience on a startling and beautiful voyage through our universe, galaxy and solar system in search of  liquid water - a key ingredient for life on Earth. 

Educational Film
A cartoon of a boy on a skate board carrying a magician's want and a little alien character soar through the skies over the earth

The Secrets of Gravity

Why do things fall to the ground without magic? The young magician’s apprentice Limbradur is far more interested in the universe and its secrets than boring magic spells. He is fascinated by the stars, the universe and the laws of nature. So, one night he sneaks into the Albert Einstein Museum, where he meets ALBYX3, a small, clever but rather quirky robot who knows all about Albert Einstein and his theories. Alby takes Limbradur on a magical journey of discovery through time and space, during which they not only uncover the secrets of gravity but also learn much about friendship and imagination. For Limbradur and Alby both have secrets of their own. 

Educational Film
Poster with STARS in big letter and a swirling cloud around a stream of light to depict a pulsar.

Stars: The Powerhouses of the Universe

Every star has a story; some are as old as time, faint and almost forgotten while others burn bright and end their lives in powerful explosions. New stars are created every day, lighting the Universe. Journey to the furthest reaches of our galaxy and experience both the awesome beauty and destructive power of stars.

Educational Film
Poster with an ancient Egyptian building and the statues of two pharaohs in the front.

Stars of the Pharaohs

Travel to ancient Egypt to see how science was used to tell time, make a workable calendar, and align buildings. You’ll learn about the connection the ancient Egyptians felt with the stars and various astronomical phenomena.

Educational Film
A green snake in front of a mayan stone wall with the poster text title at the top reading Tales of the Maya Skies

Tales of the Maya Skies

Tales of the Maya Skies takes you on an exciting journey back in time to the beautiful jungle city of Chichén Itzá and the world of the ancient Maya. Here we discover how this ancient civilization learned to interpret the world around them to develop a sophisticated understanding of astronomy, mathematics and science - knowledge that has influenced much of our present day learning. 

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Film poster with test Two Small Pieces of Glass with a picture of Galileo and stardust in the background

Two Small Pieces of Glass

While attending a local star party, two teenagers learn how the telescope has helped us understand our place in space and how telescopes continue to expand our understanding of the Universe. Their conversation with a local female astronomer enlightens them on the history of the telescope and the discoveries these wonderful tools have made. The students see how telescopes work and how the largest observatories in the world use these instruments to explore the mysteries of the universe.

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Film poster with title Ultimate Universe shows a world in the front and nebulae in the background.

Ultimate Universe

Ultimate Universe takes you on a stunning journey through the cosmos, exploring galaxies, nebulae, and our own neighborhood, the Solar System.

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10-20 minutes lessons before we play the full dome film where our staff manipulates the night sky and discusses a particular topic.

Night Sky Tonight


How do you find the North Star? What about the Big Dipper? What constellations and planets are visible tonight? This is our most popular intro lesson and gives all audiences the basic tools to get oriented to the night sky. 

Educational Film

The Solar System


After you learn about what constellations you can see in the night sky tonight, take a tour of our solar system! Learn which planet is the hottest in our solar system, which planets have rings, and which planet rotates on its side. We'll take a journey from Mercury all the way to Pluto, stopping at each planet in between!

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Common Field Trip Combinations

Choose an introduction and featured film for your group's field trip visit, or we can work with you to make some suggestions to fit your group's particular needs and interests.

Our most popular combination is the Night Sky Tonight introduction with a children's film ( Larry Cat in Space, Accidental Astronauts, Earth, Moon & Sun, Earth's Wild Ride, Oasis in Space , The Secrets of Gravity, or Two Small Pieces of Glass ). 

Film poster for Accidental Astronauts with cartoon figures of astronauts standing in front of a world.

Feature Film
Accidental Astronauts

32 mins K - 3rd grade

Night Sky Tonight

All ages

Virtual Field trip PresentaTions

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Tour of Our Solar System 

~45 mins 1st - 4th grade

This presentation takes you on a journey through our Solar System! We stop at each of the planets and learn interesting facts about each. In addition to the planets, we take a brief look at our Moon and the oceans of the outer Solar System. Optional link to a ~25min movie, The Zula Patrol: Down to Earth, can be shared as well.

The Legends of the Night Sky: Orion 

~20 mins 1st - 4th grade

Orion, one of the most famous and recognizable constellations in the night sky, is popular for a good reason! Tune in to learn about the many unique stars and other objects that make Orion so fascinating. Afterwards, a ~25min movie will be shared that tells the myth behind how Orion the Hunter became a constellation in the night sky.

The Legends of the Night Sky: Perseus and Andromeda 

~20 mins 1st - 4th grade

Take a closer look into the constellations of Perseus and Andromeda. We highlight some of their "hidden" treasures and show how to find them in the night sky! Afterwards, a ~18min movie will be shared that tells the story of Perseus, Andromeda, Pegasus, Cepheus, Cassiopeia, and Cetus.

Full Moon and Eclipses 

~45 mins 4th - 7th grades

We take a closer look into what created the Moon, why it has the features it does, and how the phases of the Moon occur. Explore the specific alignments needed to get an eclipse and learn about the many different types of eclipses that can occur.

Solar Superstorms 

~20 mins 5th - 10th grade

How does our Sun compare to the other stars in the sky? What kind of powerful and intense storms ravage the surface of the Sun? Afterwards, we'll share ~24 minute movie, Solar Superstorms.


~35 mins 5th - 10th grade

We take a quick look at what is up in the night sky tonight before journeying through our Solar System on a quest to find volcanoes. There are lots of volcanoes not just on Earth but on other planets! Did you know there are volcanoes that spew ice instead of hot molten rock? Or that there are pancake volcanoes on Venus? Learn about these and more! Afterwards, we'll share ~24 minute movie, Supervolcanoes.

Ask an Astronomer / How to Become a Scientist 

~30 minS or 1hr all ages

For a younger audience, we suggest only the Ask an Astronomer portion of this show. Students will have the opportunity to ask astronomers any of their burning questions about space, physics, and astronomy. It would be helpful to have students submit questions beforehand or have questions ready to ask the astronomers. For high schoolers, and middle schoolers, the addition of How to Become a Scientist would allow our staff to tell their own tales of the courses, activities, and decisions they made that led them to their career of a scientist. We are hoping this section would allow students to ask questions about STEM courses and the path they might want to take high school / college for a STEM career.