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Planetarium

 Very important – please read: For the safety of all our visitors, once a Planetarium show has begun latecomers will not be admitted, and visitors leaving the show will not be re-admitted. 

Planetarium Schedule

Jan 9 - Mar 24

Tuesday - Friday

  • 2:30 pm - Search for Life: Are We Alone?

Saturday - Sunday

  • 11:30 am - One World, One Sky: Big Bird's Adventure
  • 1 pm - Search for Life: Are We Alone?
  • 2 pm - One World, One Sky: Big Bird's Adventure
  • 3 pm - Live With the Stars
  • 4 pm - Search for Life: Are We Alone?

SHOW DESCRIPTIONS

 

One World, One Sky: Big Bird's Adventure

Join Big Bird and Elmo as they explore the night sky with Hu Hu Zhu, a Muppet from “Zhima Jie,” the Chinese co-production of Sesame Street. Together they take an imaginary trip from Sesame Street to the moon, where they discover how different it is from Earth. They also journey to Zhima Jie to learn about the similarities in our view of the sky. This 35-minute show is designed for families with young children, and includes an introduction to the current night sky.

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Search for Life: Are We Alone?

An engrossing immersive theater experience, The Search for Life: Are We Alone? launches visitors on an awe-inspiring trip through space and time—from the depths of Earth’s oceans to the outer reaches of the cosmos—to explore the links between life on Earth and the potential for life on other planets. Narrated by Academy Award-nominated actor Harrison Ford, this 35-minute show is designed for general audiences, and includes a live segment on the current night sky.

The Search for Life: Are We Alone? was developed by the American Museum of Natural History in collaboration with the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA).

 


Live With the Stars

Take a guided tour of the night sky as seen from Manitoba. This live show is presented by our planetarium staff, and covers current constellations, planets, and celestial events. This 35-minute show is designed for general audiences.

 

 


Perfect Little Planet (Feb 2 only)

Imagine the ultimate space vacation! Discover our solar system through a new set of eyes – a family from another star system seeking the perfect vacation spot. Fly over the surface of Pluto, our best known Dwarf Planet. Dive over the ice cliffs of Miranda. Sail through the rings of Saturn. Feel the lightning storms of Jupiter. And walk on the surface of Mars. Which destination would you choose? A solar system journey for space travelers of all ages. This 35-minute show is designed for families with children, and includes an introduction to the current night sky.

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