The interior of Morrison Planetarium—one of the world's largest all-digital domes.
Investigate cosmic mysteries in Dark Universe—now playing. Photo © AMNH
Dive the "rainforests of the sea" in Expedition Reef—now playing.
Journey to the edges of the cosmos in Tour of the Universe—now playing.
The planetarium's iconic dome sits adjacent to Reef Lagoon.
Morrison Planetarium shows are fueled by cutting-edge scientific data, resulting in stunning visualizations of the latest observations, discoveries, and theories about our Universe. Every star, planet, spacecraft, 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.
For your safety, free reservations are required for all shows and are available on a first-come, first-served basis. View the FAQs below for more information. Please note: Planetarium shows may not be appropriate for children under 7, and we regret that we cannot permit any child under 4.
Explore our current shows below, and view our Daily Calendar for showtimes.
Investigate two of today’s greatest cosmic mysteries—dark matter and dark energy—in this vast, data-fueled starscape of beauty and wonder. Narrated by Neil deGrasse Tyson.
Learn the secrets of the “rainforests of the sea” as you embark on an oceanic safari of the world’s most vibrant—and endangered—marine ecosystems. Narrated by Lea Salonga.
Tour of the Universe
Discover the immense scale of the known Universe in this exciting live presentation that leaves Earth far behind. Narrated by an Academy presenter.
Visit Hohfeld Hall
Hohfeld Hall is a great place to introduce your under-4s to the wonders of the cosmos. Join us on the first floor of the planetarium for "Asteroid Adventures," a live, family-friendly, 15-minute program—now playing daily!
The planetarium welcomes some of the brightest stars in the astronomy world to the stage as part of the Benjamin Dean Astronomy Lecture series.
About the dome
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.