• 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.



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

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

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



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





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



Fulldome Show Licensing Distribution Partners

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
  • Istanbul Planetaryum
  • Loch Ness Productions
  • Reef Distribution
  • RSA Cosmos
  • Sciss AB
  • Skypoint Planetariums
  • Spitz Inc.