Please note: The planetarium will remain temporarily closed until further notice for your health and safety. We apologize for the inconvenience and look forward to intergalactic adventures with you soon!

The Academy is reopening on March 17! While the planetarium will remain closed for the time being, our superstar presenters are livestreaming programs several times a week. Visit Morrison Planetarium's Facebook page for out-of-this-world insights from the final frontier.

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 showpasses are included in the price of admission and can be reserved at the planetarium pass pick-up desk across from the planetarium entrance.

Planetarium shows may not be appropriate for children under 7, and we regret that we cannot permit any child under 4.

A giant radio telescope against a blue sky at Chile's ALMA observatory

Now streaming: Big Astronomy

Journey to remote, rugged regions of Chile to visit some of the world's largest telescopes in the Academy's newest planetarium show—livestreaming on YouTube every Wednesday at 11:30 am PT!

Passport to the Universe wordmark against Orion Nebula

Stamp Your Passport

Passport to the Universe is your ticket to the farthest reaches of the cosmos. Get an astronaut's-eye view of stunning nebulae, newborn stars, and mysterious moons before hurtling back to Earth through a black hole.

An artist's rendering of the planets of the Solar System

Lecture Series

The planetarium welcomes some of the brightest stars in the astronomy world to the stage as part of the Benjamin Dean Astronomy Lecture series.  


A view of the planetarium dome and Reef Lagoon © Tim Griffith 2008

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. 

A colorful nebula in outer space

Universe Update

Your hub for all things astronomy, Universe Update features expert Academy insight on everything from eclipses to quantum physics to SETI—the search for extraterrestrial intelligence.  


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