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Children’s Shows

These interactive shows are specially designed for our youngest visitors (recommended age 3–12 ). You can expect to get up out of your seat and get moving. Show topics vary and have been developed by our own Science Dome staff. See the Science Dome calendar for dates and times.

A Walk on the Moon

a walk on the moon

Why does the Moon have phases? How far away is it? What does the Earth look like from the Moon? Learn the answers to all these questions and more as we follow the footsteps of the Apollo astronauts and take a walk on the Moon.

Magnificent Moons

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Is Earth the only planet with a moon? Are all moons simple rocks like ours? Make sure you’re buckled up because we’ll be visiting some of the solar system’s strangest and most unique locations as we explore its many magnificent moons.

Motions and Patterns

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How do the sun, moon and stars move across the sky? Why does it dark so early in the winter yet the sun is still up at bedtime in the summer? Discover motions and patterns in the sky, make and take your own constellation and travel around the world to see how other see the sky.


ice crystal with text H2O

Have you ever wondered what water is made of? Why do we get rain? How are snowflakes formed and why is each one unique? Dive on in and explore the fascinating world of water.

Living Planet

planet earth from space with text The Living Planet

Join an interstellar tour as an alien visiting the amazing blue planet, Earth! Dive deep into the oceans, scour the vast deserts, and trek deep into the heart of the rain forest.

Wild Weather

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Travel around the solar system in search of wild weather. What is rain made of on Venus? Does it snow on Pluto? Join us as we find out.

Amazing Aurora

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Have you ever seen the Northern Lights? Find out why these swirling lights appear in our night sky and visit other places in the solar system where they can be found.

Comets, Asteroids and Meteors, Oh My!

images of comets and starry sky with text comets, asteroids, and meteors, oh my

What makes comets, asteroids, and meteors different from each other? Are they just rocks that float around in space? Make sure you’re buckled in as we zoom through our solar system to figure it out. Feel the ice cold of comets and the warm heat from the sun. Learn how space affects comets, asteroids and meteors.

Pluto: The Forgotten Planet

pluto planet with text pluto the forgotten planet

Join us on a trip to the outer solar system to visit the frigid and mysterious Pluto and its companions. Learn why Pluto “the dwarf planet” is no longer Pluto “the planet” and discover other dwarf planets along the way.

Planetary Explorers

several planets from our solar system with text planetary explorers

Explorers will start on watery Earth and embark on an adventure taking them to all 8 planets. From bouncing on Mercury to hula-hooping with Saturn, they are certain to have a great journey.

Our Sun is a Star

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Did you know the sun is a star? Have you ever wondered what stars are made of? Why are stars different colors? Come learn all about stars in this new children’s show, specially designed for our youngest visitors, aged 3–12. You can expect to get up out of your seat and get moving.

Haunted Night Sky

illustration of constellations with text haunted night sky

Use your imagination to find creatures in the night sky, build a Frankenstein satellite, and take a tour of the Sea of Serpents on the Moon, the Witch’s Head Nebula and other spooky places in the Universe.


person looking at night sky with a flashlight with the word light in text

Why is the Moon bright? Why do we have shadows? Are there types of light we can't see? Come solve these mysteries with us as we explore light!

Cosmic Menagerie

constellation that looks like a horse head

Search the skies through the eyes of some of the most powerful telescopes to find majestic animals hidden in galaxies and nebulae. This live program is designed with our youngest visitors (aged 3–12) in mind and includes hands-on activities.