Our 75-foot dome displays one of the most accurate 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, 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.



Dark Universe at AMNH

Viewers' Choice

Experience the planetarium's all-new projection system with our visitors' favorite shows, playing daily through November 22: Life: A Cosmic Story, narrated by Jodie Foster, and Dark Universe, narrated by Neil deGrasse Tyson.

3D Universe

3D Universe

Head upstairs to the Forum Theater to check out 3D Universe, a 25-minute, presenter-led experience through space. Take a 3D tour of our Universe and discover Earth’s place in the cosmos. Now playing through November 22.

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. 

2016 Pocket Almanac

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.

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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.