Our 75-foot dome displays one of the most accurate—and immersive—digital Universes ever created. From faraway galaxies to the workings of our own planet, you'll experience the cosmos like never before.

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 (tilted at a 30 degree angle), the dome itself seems to disappear.

The result—a sensation often described as flying—can be felt throughout a wide range of programming, from traditional star shows and special films, to live broadcasts from Academy scientists in the field, to films that explore the fragile ecosystems on planet Earth. Tickets to Morrison Planetarium shows are included in the price of admission. To get yours, just stop by the Planetarium kiosk when you arrive.

Otters in the ocean, a screenshot from Habitat Earth

Habitat Earth

Join us in an exploration of what it means to live in today’s connected world. Narrated by Frances McDormand, and featuring stunning visualizations of both biological and human-built networks (and of how they intersect), Habitat Earth takes show-goers on an incredible, immersive journey through the interconnectedness of life on Earth.

Cover of the 2015 Morrison Planetarium Almanac

2015 Pocket Almanac

Download the Morrison Planetarium 2015 Pocket Almanac (developed by our own planetarium staff) to stay up-to-date on eclipses, meteor showers, satellite spottings, and more.

The exterior of the Morrison Planetarium dome.

Dome Details

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. 

Tardigrade poster

Extreme Life

Life may be far more resilient—and potentially more abundant—than we ever thought possible. In this live, 15-minute program hosted by planetarium staff in Hohfeld Hall, journey to extreme environments where hardy creatures thrive, and explore places elsewhere in our solar system where life might also exist.

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Planetarium by Night

Planetarium by Night

Morrison Planetarium is open for Thursday NightLife events, featuring special shows and presentations. 

Licensing Inquiries

Licensing Inquiries

For information on licensing Morrison Planetarium shows—including Earthquake: Evidence of Restless Planet and Life: A Cosmic Story—please contact us using the link below.