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

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

 

A digital still from Expedition Reef shows a sea turtle swimming between giant, colorful coral colonies

Now Playing: Expedition Reef

Dive into the breathtaking beauty of coral reefs in Expedition Reef, the Academy's newest original, all-digital planetarium show. Check Daily Calendar for showtimes.

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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.  

 

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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. 

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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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