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.
Note: Planetarium shows may not be appropriate for children 6 and younger, and we regret that we cannot permit anyone under 4.
A sweeping geological journey, Earthquake explores the forces that transform the surface of our planet. Fly over the San Andreas Fault—and back in time—to experience San Francisco's infamous 1906 earthquake. Fast-forward to today and learn how scientists and engineers are advancing seismic safety in the 21st century.
Tour of the Universe
Travel to the outer reaches of our known Universe—beyond clusters of galaxies to the edge of the cosmos—all without ever leaving your seat in the planetarium.
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.
Written by best-selling author Timothy Ferris and narrated by renowned astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson, Dark Universe is a celebration of the pivotal discoveries we’ve made thus far—and of the questions that still drive our pursuit of the unknown.
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Download the Morrison Planetarium's 2017 Pocket Almanac to stay up-to-date on eclipses, meteor showers, satellite spottings, and more.
For information on licensing fulldome shows from the California Academy of Sciences, please contact us below.