Ticket Information: All planetarium tickets are sold in person at the visitor center prior to the start of each show
Magic Globe: A Story of the Seasons: Magic Globe” is an engaging story designed to interest and challenge children from 5 to 12 years old. It has a clear educational structure, with all science-related topics broken down into manageable chunks and naturally woven into the storyline. It allows children to recap knowledge they already have as well as learn multiple new concepts while following the story, which makes it perfect for mixed-ability audiences.
James Webb Space Telescope: The Story Unfolds: The Arthur Planetarium is one of two planetariums in the country to serve as a beta test site for a year-long planetarium show progression telling the story of the James Webb telescope and sharing with the public never before seen footage and information sent from the telescope. Updated each month by the U.S. Space and Rocket Center in Huntsville, Alabama, this show will mesmerize viewers with the latest information coming from James Webb.
Living in Balance: Anishinaabe Star Knowledge: is a full-dome presentation of teachings about the stars, planets, seasons and how to live a good life, respecting the lands, waters, animals and all forms of life. The stories, moons and constellations are brought to life through the exquisite artwork of Elizabeth LaPensée and narration by Aarin Dokum. The program presents traditional Anishinaabe stories and contemporary insights about environmental changes brought on by climate change, explaining how climate change has impacted star knowledge, and how star knowledge reveals the impacts of climate change. We learn, for example, how the correlation between the Maple Sugar Moon and the running of maple sap is out of alignment in some places.
The Mystery of the Christmas Star: Journey back over 2000 years to Bethlehem as we seek to discover a scientific explanation for the star the wise men followed to find the baby Jesus.
This modern retelling of the Christmas story is sure to charm and captivate audiences of all ages. This show has a star tour based on biblical star lore at the beginning of the film.
Due to the nature of the Planetarium shows and the need to keep the theater dark, guests arriving 5 minutes after the start of the show will not be admitted. Please plan on arriving a minimum of 15 minutes prior to the start of the show to allow time to purchase tickets and be seated comfortably in the dome.