• Digital simulation of a galaxy from Spark: The Universe in Us planetarium film
  • Expedition Reef still of sea turtle in blue water
  • Incoming! Planetarium show image
  • Habitat Earth poster
  • Earthquake poster
  • Life: A Cosmic Story poster
  • Fragile Planet poster

Enjoy free, full-length previews of all our planetarium shows.

Electrify your audiences with award-winning fulldome planetarium shows from the California Academy of Sciences.

All shows are filmed in 4K at 30 fps, and feature 5.1 stereo audio. The Academy's Morrison Planetarium welcomes the opportunity to collaborate with any institution wishing to translate a show for licensing.


Spark: The Universe in Us

Digital simulation of x-rays emitted by an exploding star from Spark: The Universe in Us

Narrated by Diego Luna/Narrado por Diego Luna

Recent winner of Best Educational Film Award at Dome Fest West in Boulder, Colorado & Best Astronomy Show at the Dome Under Festival in Melbourne, Australia. 

From the air we breathe to the ground we stand on, we owe it all to the stars. Journey across space and time to witness the origin of the lifegiving elements that make up our solar system, Earth—and us! Watch trailer

Desde el aire que respiramos hasta el suelo que pisamos, todo se lo debemos a las estrellas. Emprende un viaje a través del espacio y el tiempo para presenciar el origen de los elementos vitales que componen nuestro sistema solar, la Tierra... ¡y a nosotros mismos! Mira el trailer

  • Languages/idiomas: English, Spanish
  • Runtime/tiempo de ejecución: 24:36

Earthquake: Evidence of a Restless Planet

A digital rendering of a mega-earthquake striking the Bay Area

Narrated by Benjamin Bratt

This sweeping geological journey gives you front-row seats to epic seismic events, from the 1906 San Francisco earthquake to the break-up of the supercontinent Pangaea 200 million years ago. Watch trailer

  • Languages: English
  • Runtime: 22:30



Expedition Reef

Expedition Reef still image of sea turtle in blue water

Narrated by Lea Salonga

Discover how corals grow, feed, reproduce, and support over 25% of all marine life on Earth—while facing unprecedented threats from climate change, habitat destruction, and overfishing. Watch trailer

  • Language: English
  • Runtime: 26:07

Fragile Planet

Earth as seen from space

Narrated by Sigourney Weaver

Float through the Academy’s Living Roof and then zoom to the Moon, Mars, and beyond the Milky Way to search for habitats that might support extraterrestrial life.​ Watch trailer

  • Languages: English, German, French, Russian, Finnish, Swedish
  • Runtime: 25:00



Habitat Earth: Living in a Connected World

Playful sea otters eat urchins in this film still from Habitat Earth

Narrated by Frances McDormand​

Dive with sea otters, explore life under the soil, and migrate with whales in this immersive exploration of how all life on Earth is interrelated. ​Watch trailer

  • Languages: English, Chinese (Mandarin)
  • Runtime: 24:28


A simulation of the Chelyabinsk Meteor over Earth

Narrated by George Takei

Incoming! explores the past, present, and future of our Solar System—and how scientific advances may allow us to find and track cosmic threats before they reach planet Earth. Watch trailer

  • Languages: English
  • Runtime: 25:00

Life: A Cosmic Story

A still from "Life: A Cosmic Story" showing a tiny ant dwarfed by a redwood tree

Narrated by Jodie Foster

How did life on Earth begin? Starting with the Big Bang and ending with the biodiversity on Earth today, Life takes you on an incredible tour of our ancient cosmic origins. Watch trailer

  • Languages: English, German, Japanese, Greek
  • Runtime: 25:51





Living Worlds

Living Worlds still image

Narrated by Daveed Diggs

Learn how light and color can help us spot a living world from great distances and reflect on how we can partner with our own planet to ensure our continued survival. Watch trailer

  • Language: English
  • Runtime: 26:25
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Our partners

We're proud to work with the following official distribution partners:

  • Audio Visual Imagineering, Inc.
  • Carl Zeiss AG
  • ePlanetarium
  • Evans & Sutherland
  • Fulldome Film Society
  • Fulldome Italia
  • Istanbul Planetaryum
  • Loch Ness Productions
  • Reef Distribution
  • RSA Cosmos
  • Skypoint Planetariums
  • Sky-Skan International GmbH
  • Spitz Inc.
  • Visual Support Services