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.

Please note: Morrison Planetarium will be closed September 28–30 for routine maintenance.

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, Habitat Earth takes show-goers on an incredible, immersive journey through the interconnectedness of life on Earth.

Fragile Planet graphic

Fragile Planet

Leave Planet Earth behind as you fly to the farthest reaches of the Universe in this 30-minute show, narrated by Sigourney Weaver. Travel to the Moon, Mars, and beyond to search for habitats that might support extraterrestrial life.

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. 

Meerkats in infrared light

Infrared: The Light of Life

There are colors that our eyes can't see. One of them—infrared light—allows us to explore life and the universe in a way otherwise hidden to us. Join us for this 15-minute program hosted by our planetarium presenters in Hohfeld Hall.

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Planetarium Age Restriction

Note: Planetarium shows may not be appropriate for children 6 and younger, and we regret that we cannot permit anyone under 4.

Planetarium by Night

Planetarium by Night

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