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A total of 150 seats are available daily in our 10:30 am, 11:30 am, and/or 1:30 pm showtimes shared with public visitors. Planetarium shows are free, but advance reservations are required for student groups. Classes will begin entering the dome 30 minutes prior to showtime.

Embark on a journey into the hidden world of coral reefs in this all-digital planetarium show exploring some of our planet’s most biodiverse—and critically threatened—ecosystems.

Expedition Reef: Hope for Corals in a Changing World

Embark on a journey into the hidden world of coral reefs in this all-digital planetarium show exploring some of our planet’s most biodiverse—and critically threatened—ecosystems. Dive into the heart of the Academy’s iconic Philippine coral reef tank as thousands of tropical fish flutter by. Travel the globe to explore coral reefs teeming with life and learn how scientists are racing to develop sustainable solutions to protect these vitally important ecosystems for the future. Along the way, discover how corals live, breathe, and reproduce, supporting a quarter of all marine life on Earth and providing critical benefits to human communities in our ever-changing world.

This planetarium show is available for school groups starting March 19, 2018, and is appropriate for grades 3-12.

Grades: 3rd Grade - 12th Grade
Program Duration: 35 minutes
Capacity: 150
Price: Free
Time Slots: 11:30 am, 1:30 pm