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.
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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.
The planetarium welcomes some of the brightest stars in the astronomy world to the stage as part of the Benjamin Dean Astronomy Lecture series.
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.
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.
Join or renew by October 31, 2019, and receive free Daytime Admission tickets to share with friends and family. Use promo code AUTUMN. See offer details below.*
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*Join or renew by October 31, 2019, and receive up to 3 complimentary Daytime Admission tickets to the California Academy of Sciences. Offer available for Individual, Individual Plus, Teacher, Community Value, and Senior levels (1 ticket), Family and Family Plus levels (2 tickets), and Associate level (3 tickets). Not valid on Explorer or higher levels. Complimentary tickets are valid for 1 year from date of purchase of new or renewing membership and have no cash value. Pick up tickets at the Service Desk. Offer is not retroactive and may not be combined with other offers.