Visit an aquarium, planetarium, and natural history museum—all under one living roof.
Morrison Planetarium shows are fueled by cutting-edge scientific data, resulting in stunning visualizations of the latest findings, discoveries, and theories about our Universe. Every star or galaxy a viewer encounters in the planetarium precisely mirrors a real-world counterpart, and when this virtual cosmos is projected onto Morrison's 75-foot-diameter screen, the dome itself seems to disappear, resulting in a uniquely immersive experience.
Planetarium show tickets are included in the price of admission and can be reserved at the planetarium kiosk.
Please note: Morrison Planetarium will be closed for upgrades from September 6 – October 20, 2016. We apologize for any inconvenience. It will re-open on October 21 with an all-new projection system, providing a richer, more immersive experience inside one of the world’s largest all-digital planetarium domes.
Which planetarium shows do you want to see? Stay tuned for the opportunity to vote on your favorite planetarium productions. We’ll play the top two shows when the planetarium reopens.
Asteroids and comets have collided with our planet throughout its history, changing the course of life on Earth and shaping the world we know today. Narrated by George Takei, our newest original planetarium show explores asteroids, comets, and the hard-hitting stories of our cosmic origins.
Sun, Moon, and Seas
Learn how the Sun and Moon affect our oceans, marine life, and food webs in this live, fifteen-minute program in Hohfeld Hall.
Mimicking the tilt of planet Earth, the frame of the dome—composed of 100 percent recycled steel—supports a NanoSeam projection screen that seems to disappear when lit, creating a true-to-life recreation of luminous, faraway space and skies.
2016 Pocket Almanac
Download the Morrison Planetarium 2016 Pocket Almanac (developed by our own planetarium staff) to stay up-to-date on eclipses, meteor showers, satellite spottings, and more.
Note: Planetarium shows may not be appropriate for children 6 and younger, and we regret that we cannot permit anyone under 4.
Morrison Planetarium is open for Thursday NightLife events, featuring special shows and presentations.
Created by Morrison Planetarium staff, these go-to resources cover events occurring between July and September of 2016.
For information on licensing fulldome shows from the California Academy of Sciences, please contact us below.