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Events for April

28th

Events

BASF’s Kids’ Lab

Create chemistry with BASF every 2nd and 4th weekend of the month! Explore the science of chemistry during these 45-minute hands-on workshops for young scientists ages 6-12 and their accompanying adults. Have fun learning and enjoy a different experiment each month! The April workshop is Chemistry is Bananas. Each participant will also receive a cool branded tote bag that includes a lab apron and safety glasses.     We are thrilled to host this exciting educational program thanks to the generous sponsorship of BASF. Fill out a Reservation Form by the Thursday prior to your desired session. You may also register on-site the day of the program, as space permits....

1:30 pm - 3:45 pm

Events

BASF’s Kids’ Lab

Create chemistry with BASF every 2nd and 4th weekend of the month! Explore the science of chemistry during these 45-minute hands-on workshops for young scientists ages 6-12 and their accompanying adults. Have fun learning and enjoy a different experiment each month! The April workshop is Chemistry is Bananas. Each participant will also receive a cool branded tote bag that includes a lab apron and safety glasses.   We are thrilled to host this exciting educational program thanks to the generous sponsorship of BASF. Fill out a Reservation Form by the Thursday prior to your desired session. You may also register on-site the day of the program, as space permits....

11:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Events for May

1st

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Events for May

2nd

Planetarium Shows

One World, One Sky: Big Bird’s Adventure

Elmo’s friend Hu Hu Zhu visits Sesame Street and discovers that Elmo can see the same star that he sees in China. He and the young astronomers will learn how to locate the Moon, the Big Dipper, and the North Star in the nighttime sky. Preceded by Seasonal Sky Tonight.

10:00 am - 11:00 am

Planetarium Shows

Mummies: Secrets of the Pharaohs

The Mysterious World of the Pharaohs The explorers and scientists in this digital program piece together archeological and genetic clues provided by their study of Egyptian mummies in order to reveal the mysterious world of the pharaohs. Through ambitious computer graphics and dramatic reconstruction, Mummies highlights one of the greatest finds in modern archeological history: the late 19th-century discovery of a cache of 40 mummies, including 12 pharaohs, among them Rameses the Great. The movie is narrated by Christopher Lee.

11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Planetarium Shows

Forward! To the Moon

NASA’s 21st-century Artemis program, named after the Greek moon goddess and twin of Apollo, is the next step in our mission to explore the universe and land the first woman and person of color on the surface of the Moon. Using innovative technologies to explore more of the lunar surface than ever before, NASA uses what they learn on and around the Moon to take the next giant leap: sending the first astronauts to Mars. Join Kari Byron from Crash Test World and MythBusters as she launches on a journey beyond the Earth toward a sustainable future in space. This...

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Planetarium Shows

America’s Musical Journey

From New Orleans to New York City: a story of culture, creativity, and the music that shaped America. Join us for this cross-country adventure through the musical heritage of America and the cultural cities where America’s music was born. Narrated by Morgan Freeman. In America’s musical cities, every chord, every riff, every bang of a drum tells a story. In America’s Musical Journey, these stories come together to create a soundtrack for the American experience—a soundtrack that showcases the nation’s diversity and its collision of cultures, culminating in a unique blend of sound, music and innovation unlike anywhere else in...

1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Planetarium Shows

In Saturn’s Rings

Narrated by LeVar Burton, In Saturn’s Rings is a groundbreaking adventure that takes audiences on a journey of the mind, heart and spirit, from the Big Bang to the awe-inspiring rings of Saturn. In Saturn’s Rings is unique as it uses no computer-generated images. Instead, the film painstakingly employs multiplane photo animation created entirely in Adobe After Effects with image processing by over one hundred volunteers. Over 7.5 million mostly unseen real images from the Cassini-Huygens Mission to Saturn, Sloan Digital Sky Survey, Hubble Telescope Milky Way time lapses, and more are brilliantly brought to life in this ground-breaking epic...

2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Events for May

3rd

Planetarium Shows

The Secrets of Gravity: In the Footsteps of Albert Einstein

Join two friends, 12-year-old Luke and a quirky robot named Alby, who knows all about Albert Einstein and his theories, on a magical journey through space and time. They not only uncover the secrets of gravity but also learn about friendship and imagination. This show is preceded by a Seasonal Sky Tonight show.

10:00 am - 11:00 am

Planetarium Shows

Earth, Moon & Sun

This educational and entertaining show explores the relationship between the Earth, Moon and Sun with the help of Coyote, an amusing character adapted from Native American oral traditions, who has many misconceptions about Earth and its most familiar neighbors. You will discover solar and lunar eclipses along with the Moon’s orbit, craters, and phases. This show is preceded by a Seasonal Sky Tonight show.

11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Planetarium Shows

Forward! To the Moon

NASA’s 21st-century Artemis program, named after the Greek moon goddess and twin of Apollo, is the next step in our mission to explore the universe and land the first woman and person of color on the surface of the Moon. Using innovative technologies to explore more of the lunar surface than ever before, NASA uses what they learn on and around the Moon to take the next giant leap: sending the first astronauts to Mars. Join Kari Byron from Crash Test World and MythBusters as she launches on a journey beyond the Earth toward a sustainable future in space. This...

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Planetarium Shows

America’s Musical Journey

From New Orleans to New York City: a story of culture, creativity, and the music that shaped America. Join us for this cross-country adventure through the musical heritage of America and the cultural cities where America’s music was born. Narrated by Morgan Freeman. In America’s musical cities, every chord, every riff, every bang of a drum tells a story. In America’s Musical Journey, these stories come together to create a soundtrack for the American experience—a soundtrack that showcases the nation’s diversity and its collision of cultures, culminating in a unique blend of sound, music and innovation unlike anywhere else in...

1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Planetarium Shows

In Saturn’s Rings

Narrated by LeVar Burton, In Saturn’s Rings is a groundbreaking adventure that takes audiences on a journey of the mind, heart and spirit, from the Big Bang to the awe-inspiring rings of Saturn. In Saturn’s Rings is unique as it uses no computer-generated images. Instead, the film painstakingly employs multiplane photo animation created entirely in Adobe After Effects with image processing by over one hundred volunteers. Over 7.5 million mostly unseen real images from the Cassini-Huygens Mission to Saturn, Sloan Digital Sky Survey, Hubble Telescope Milky Way time lapses, and more are brilliantly brought to life in this ground-breaking epic...

2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Events for May

4th

Planetarium Shows

Family Hour Stargazing

Join us for STARGAZING under the dome of the Irene W. Pennington Planetarium on Saturdays at 10 AM! Learn about the stars and constellations in the local nighttime sky during the interactive presentation, then sit back for a featured show for all ages. Included in general admission (free for members); admission price paid at the door. Thank You to Our Sponsors

10:00 am - 10:30 am

Planetarium Shows

The Secrets of Gravity: In the Footsteps of Albert Einstein

Join two friends, 12-year-old Luke and a quirky robot named Alby, who knows all about Albert Einstein and his theories, on a magical journey through space and time. They not only uncover the secrets of gravity but also learn about friendship and imagination. This show is preceded by a Seasonal Sky Tonight show.

10:30 am - 11:00 am

Planetarium Shows

Dream Big: Engineering Our World

Narrated by Academy Award® winner Jeff Bridges, Dream Big is a first-of-its-kind film for giant screen theaters, setting out to transform how we think about engineering. From the Great Wall of China and the world’s tallest buildings to underwater robots, solar cars and smart, sustainable cities, Dream Big celebrates the human ingenuity behind engineering marvels big and small and reveals the heart that drives engineers to create better lives for people around the world.

11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Events

Read and Create!

Join us on Every 1st and 3rd Saturday of the month at 11:15 AM for our Read and Create program!  Children ages 3-8 and their accompanying adults are invited to join us for a museum guide-led story time and art activity in the Republic Finance Gallery.  This program is included with museum admission and is free for members.  This program is included with museum admission and is free for members. 

11:15 am
The Republic Finance Gallery

Planetarium Shows

In Saturn’s Rings

Narrated by LeVar Burton, In Saturn’s Rings is a groundbreaking adventure that takes audiences on a journey of the mind, heart and spirit, from the Big Bang to the awe-inspiring rings of Saturn. In Saturn’s Rings is unique as it uses no computer-generated images. Instead, the film painstakingly employs multiplane photo animation created entirely in Adobe After Effects with image processing by over one hundred volunteers. Over 7.5 million mostly unseen real images from the Cassini-Huygens Mission to Saturn, Sloan Digital Sky Survey, Hubble Telescope Milky Way time lapses, and more are brilliantly brought to life in this ground-breaking epic...

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Planetarium Shows

Forward! To the Moon

NASA’s 21st-century Artemis program, named after the Greek moon goddess and twin of Apollo, is the next step in our mission to explore the universe and land the first woman and person of color on the surface of the Moon. Using innovative technologies to explore more of the lunar surface than ever before, NASA uses what they learn on and around the Moon to take the next giant leap: sending the first astronauts to Mars. Join Kari Byron from Crash Test World and MythBusters as she launches on a journey beyond the Earth toward a sustainable future in space. This...

1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Planetarium Shows

The Secrets of Gravity: In the Footsteps of Albert Einstein

Join two friends, 12-year-old Luke and a quirky robot named Alby, who knows all about Albert Einstein and his theories, on a magical journey through space and time. They not only uncover the secrets of gravity but also learn about friendship and imagination. This show is preceded by a Seasonal Sky Tonight show.

2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Events for May

5th

Events

May Free First Sunday: All STEM Leads to Rome

Join us on Sunday, May 5, from 1 PM – 5 PM for May Free First Sunday: All STEM Leads to Rome, with free admission generously sponsored by BASF.  Creatively explore the connections between Classical Chemistry & Engineering during this free admission event featuring hands-on activities and demonstrations facilitated by Classics students from Glasgow Middle School and the Louisiana School for Math, Science, and the Arts. Participants will fire a catapult, build an arch, write on papyrus, create a mosaic, and design a bridge during this multigenerational learning experience. Hands-on history activities are also sponsored by the Classical Association of the Middle West and South in collaboration with Nathalie R. Roy, NBCT,...

1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Planetarium Shows

Earth, Moon & Sun

This educational and entertaining show explores the relationship between the Earth, Moon and Sun with the help of Coyote, an amusing character adapted from Native American oral traditions, who has many misconceptions about Earth and its most familiar neighbors. You will discover solar and lunar eclipses along with the Moon’s orbit, craters, and phases. This show is preceded by a Seasonal Sky Tonight show.

1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Planetarium Shows

Supermassive Black Holes: Uncovering the Invisible

Leading scientists in observational and theoretical studies of black holes and galaxies, industrial experts in cutting-edge big technologies, and professionals in science dissemination have been brought together to set up research projects which will combine the latest state-of-the-art observations, numerical simulations and innovative analytic tools to compare theory with observation, and shed light on the physics of black hole formation in the context of galaxy evolution. This planetarium show presents the environments of the black holes in an impressive and understandable way to the audience.

3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Events for May

6th

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Events for May

7th

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Events for May

8th

Planetarium Shows

Earth, Moon & Sun

This educational and entertaining show explores the relationship between the Earth, Moon and Sun with the help of Coyote, an amusing character adapted from Native American oral traditions, who has many misconceptions about Earth and its most familiar neighbors. You will discover solar and lunar eclipses along with the Moon’s orbit, craters, and phases. This show is preceded by a Seasonal Sky Tonight show.

10:00 am - 11:00 pm

Planetarium Shows

3-2-1 Liftoff!

This animated, fulldome show for audiences of all ages follows Elon, the hamster scientist, as he learns about the courage and wits you need to get in space and back when he finds a crater and a damaged robot in his backyard. Sponsored By: The Boo Grisby Foundation

11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Planetarium Shows

Earth’s Wild Ride

Visit a Moon colony in 2081 during a solar eclipse and experience an exciting ride across both the Earth and Moon as a grandfather tells his grandchildren stories of our planet. You will learn about eclipses, the ice age, the Earth’s water cycle, and the differences between our Earth and the Moon. Imagine Earth was a distant place you once called home but could never visit again. What would you remember most about the planet, and how would you describe it to your grandchildren? Set on the surface of the Moon in the year 2081, a grandfather and granddaughter watch...

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Planetarium Shows

America’s Musical Journey

From New Orleans to New York City: a story of culture, creativity, and the music that shaped America. Join us for this cross-country adventure through the musical heritage of America and the cultural cities where America’s music was born. Narrated by Morgan Freeman. In America’s musical cities, every chord, every riff, every bang of a drum tells a story. In America’s Musical Journey, these stories come together to create a soundtrack for the American experience—a soundtrack that showcases the nation’s diversity and its collision of cultures, culminating in a unique blend of sound, music and innovation unlike anywhere else in...

1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Planetarium Shows

In Saturn’s Rings

Narrated by LeVar Burton, In Saturn’s Rings is a groundbreaking adventure that takes audiences on a journey of the mind, heart and spirit, from the Big Bang to the awe-inspiring rings of Saturn. In Saturn’s Rings is unique as it uses no computer-generated images. Instead, the film painstakingly employs multiplane photo animation created entirely in Adobe After Effects with image processing by over one hundred volunteers. Over 7.5 million mostly unseen real images from the Cassini-Huygens Mission to Saturn, Sloan Digital Sky Survey, Hubble Telescope Milky Way time lapses, and more are brilliantly brought to life in this ground-breaking epic...

2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Events for May

9th

Planetarium Shows

Apollo 11: First Steps Edition

Apollo 11: First Steps Edition is a thrilling cinematic experience showcasing the real-life moments of the first lunar landing. With never-before-seen 70 mm footage and newly-discovered audio recordings, the filmmakers reconstruct the exhilarating final moments of preparation, lift-off, landing, and return of this historic mission - one of humanity's greatest achievements and the first to put a man on the moon. Immersed in the perspectives of astronauts Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin, and Michael Collins, the mission control team, and the millions of spectators on the ground, viewers will vividly experience those moments, days, and hours in 1969 when humankind took...

10:00 am - 11:00 am

Planetarium Shows

3-2-1 Liftoff!

This animated, fulldome show for audiences of all ages follows Elon, the hamster scientist, as he learns about the courage and wits you need to get in space and back when he finds a crater and a damaged robot in his backyard. Sponsored By: The Boo Grisby Foundation

11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Planetarium Shows

Mummies: Secrets of the Pharaohs

The Mysterious World of the Pharaohs The explorers and scientists in this digital program piece together archeological and genetic clues provided by their study of Egyptian mummies in order to reveal the mysterious world of the pharaohs. Through ambitious computer graphics and dramatic reconstruction, Mummies highlights one of the greatest finds in modern archeological history: the late 19th-century discovery of a cache of 40 mummies, including 12 pharaohs, among them Rameses the Great. The movie is narrated by Christopher Lee.

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Planetarium Shows

America’s Musical Journey

From New Orleans to New York City: a story of culture, creativity, and the music that shaped America. Join us for this cross-country adventure through the musical heritage of America and the cultural cities where America’s music was born. Narrated by Morgan Freeman. In America’s musical cities, every chord, every riff, every bang of a drum tells a story. In America’s Musical Journey, these stories come together to create a soundtrack for the American experience—a soundtrack that showcases the nation’s diversity and its collision of cultures, culminating in a unique blend of sound, music and innovation unlike anywhere else in...

1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Planetarium Shows

In Saturn’s Rings

Narrated by LeVar Burton, In Saturn’s Rings is a groundbreaking adventure that takes audiences on a journey of the mind, heart and spirit, from the Big Bang to the awe-inspiring rings of Saturn. In Saturn’s Rings is unique as it uses no computer-generated images. Instead, the film painstakingly employs multiplane photo animation created entirely in Adobe After Effects with image processing by over one hundred volunteers. Over 7.5 million mostly unseen real images from the Cassini-Huygens Mission to Saturn, Sloan Digital Sky Survey, Hubble Telescope Milky Way time lapses, and more are brilliantly brought to life in this ground-breaking epic...

2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Events for May

10th

Planetarium Shows

Apollo 11: First Steps Edition

Apollo 11: First Steps Edition is a thrilling cinematic experience showcasing the real-life moments of the first lunar landing. With never-before-seen 70 mm footage and newly-discovered audio recordings, the filmmakers reconstruct the exhilarating final moments of preparation, lift-off, landing, and return of this historic mission - one of humanity's greatest achievements and the first to put a man on the moon. Immersed in the perspectives of astronauts Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin, and Michael Collins, the mission control team, and the millions of spectators on the ground, viewers will vividly experience those moments, days, and hours in 1969 when humankind took...

10:00 am - 11:00 am

Planetarium Shows

Apollo 11: First Steps Edition

Apollo 11: First Steps Edition is a thrilling cinematic experience showcasing the real-life moments of the first lunar landing. With never-before-seen 70 mm footage and newly-discovered audio recordings, the filmmakers reconstruct the exhilarating final moments of preparation, lift-off, landing, and return of this historic mission - one of humanity's greatest achievements and the first to put a man on the moon. Immersed in the perspectives of astronauts Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin, and Michael Collins, the mission control team, and the millions of spectators on the ground, viewers will vividly experience those moments, days, and hours in 1969 when humankind took...

11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Planetarium Shows

Forward! To the Moon

NASA’s 21st-century Artemis program, named after the Greek moon goddess and twin of Apollo, is the next step in our mission to explore the universe and land the first woman and person of color on the surface of the Moon. Using innovative technologies to explore more of the lunar surface than ever before, NASA uses what they learn on and around the Moon to take the next giant leap: sending the first astronauts to Mars. Join Kari Byron from Crash Test World and MythBusters as she launches on a journey beyond the Earth toward a sustainable future in space.

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Planetarium Shows

America’s Musical Journey

From New Orleans to New York City: a story of culture, creativity, and the music that shaped America. Join us for this cross-country adventure through the musical heritage of America and the cultural cities where America’s music was born. Narrated by Morgan Freeman. In America’s musical cities, every chord, every riff, every bang of a drum tells a story. In America’s Musical Journey, these stories come together to create a soundtrack for the American experience—a soundtrack that showcases the nation’s diversity and its collision of cultures, culminating in a unique blend of sound, music and innovation unlike anywhere else in...

1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Planetarium Shows

In Saturn’s Rings

Narrated by LeVar Burton, In Saturn’s Rings is a groundbreaking adventure that takes audiences on a journey of the mind, heart and spirit, from the Big Bang to the awe-inspiring rings of Saturn. In Saturn’s Rings is unique as it uses no computer-generated images. Instead, the film painstakingly employs multiplane photo animation created entirely in Adobe After Effects with image processing by over one hundred volunteers. Over 7.5 million mostly unseen real images from the Cassini-Huygens Mission to Saturn, Sloan Digital Sky Survey, Hubble Telescope Milky Way time lapses, and more are brilliantly brought to life in this ground-breaking epic...

2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Events for May

11th

Planetarium Shows

Family Hour Stargazing

Join us for STARGAZING under the dome of the Irene W. Pennington Planetarium on Saturdays at 10 AM! Learn about the stars and constellations in the local nighttime sky during the interactive presentation, then sit back for a featured show for all ages. Included in general admission (free for members); admission price paid at the door. Thank You to Our Sponsors

10:00 am - 10:30 am

Events

Studio Saturday: Second Nature Art Workshops with Chase Mullen 

May's Studio Saturday Art Workshops is on Saturday, May 11 featuring local artist Chase Mullen. Mullen will hold two workshops in conjunction with LASM’s exhibition, Second Nature: Artworks by Chase Mullen, located in the Soupçon Gallery: one for children ages 8-13 at 10 AM and one for adults ages 14+ at 1 PM.  Chase Mullen's creations for his first museum exhibition Second Nature explore the intricate ecology of the southern region, particularly Louisiana. Using acrylics on pristine white wooden panels, Mullen's art skillfully merges ecology with surrealism. “I am excited to provide deeper insights into my artistic journey and inspirations,”...

10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Planetarium Shows

From the Blue Planet to the Red Planet

Journey to the year 2132 as we follow Carina, a young woman stationed on Mars, as she communicates with her brother Aidan back on Earth. Experience living on a futuristic Mars colony, and ride a rover across the Martian surface. Children and adults alike will learn about the differences between Earth and Mars and what it might be like to live and work on another planet.

10:30 am - 11:00 am

Planetarium Shows

America’s Musical Journey

From New Orleans to New York City: a story of culture, creativity, and the music that shaped America. Join us for this cross-country adventure through the musical heritage of America and the cultural cities where America’s music was born. Narrated by Morgan Freeman. In America’s musical cities, every chord, every riff, every bang of a drum tells a story. In America’s Musical Journey, these stories come together to create a soundtrack for the American experience—a soundtrack that showcases the nation’s diversity and its collision of cultures, culminating in a unique blend of sound, music and innovation unlike anywhere else in...

11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Events

BASF’s Kids’ Lab

Create chemistry with BASF every 2nd and 4th weekend of the month! Explore the science of chemistry during these 45-minute hands-on workshops for young scientists ages 6-12 and their accompanying adults. Have fun learning and enjoy a different experiment each month! Each participant will also receive a cool branded tote bag that includes a lab apron and safety glasses.    May's workshop is "Happy Hands" and will be held this:Saturday, May 11, at 11 AM, 1 PM, & 3 PMSunday, May 12, at 1:30 PM & 3 PM We are thrilled to host this exciting educational program thanks to the generous sponsorship of BASF....

11:00 am - 3:45 pm

Planetarium Shows

In Saturn’s Rings

Narrated by LeVar Burton, In Saturn’s Rings is a groundbreaking adventure that takes audiences on a journey of the mind, heart and spirit, from the Big Bang to the awe-inspiring rings of Saturn. In Saturn’s Rings is unique as it uses no computer-generated images. Instead, the film painstakingly employs multiplane photo animation created entirely in Adobe After Effects with image processing by over one hundred volunteers. Over 7.5 million mostly unseen real images from the Cassini-Huygens Mission to Saturn, Sloan Digital Sky Survey, Hubble Telescope Milky Way time lapses, and more are brilliantly brought to life in this ground-breaking epic...

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Planetarium Shows

Forward! To the Moon

NASA’s 21st-century Artemis program, named after the Greek moon goddess and twin of Apollo, is the next step in our mission to explore the universe and land the first woman and person of color on the surface of the Moon. Using innovative technologies to explore more of the lunar surface than ever before, NASA uses what they learn on and around the Moon to take the next giant leap: sending the first astronauts to Mars. Join Kari Byron from Crash Test World and MythBusters as she launches on a journey beyond the Earth toward a sustainable future in space.

1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Planetarium Shows

In Saturn’s Rings

Narrated by LeVar Burton, In Saturn’s Rings is a groundbreaking adventure that takes audiences on a journey of the mind, heart and spirit, from the Big Bang to the awe-inspiring rings of Saturn. In Saturn’s Rings is unique as it uses no computer-generated images. Instead, the film painstakingly employs multiplane photo animation created entirely in Adobe After Effects with image processing by over one hundred volunteers. Over 7.5 million mostly unseen real images from the Cassini-Huygens Mission to Saturn, Sloan Digital Sky Survey, Hubble Telescope Milky Way time lapses, and more are brilliantly brought to life in this ground-breaking epic...

3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Planetarium Shows

Supermassive Black Holes: Uncovering the Invisible

Leading scientists in observational and theoretical studies of black holes and galaxies, industrial experts in cutting-edge big technologies, and professionals in science dissemination have been brought together to set up research projects which will combine the latest state-of-the-art observations, numerical simulations and innovative analytic tools to compare theory with observation, and shed light on the physics of black hole formation in the context of galaxy evolution. This planetarium show presents the environments of the black holes in an impressive and understandable way to the audience.

4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Events for May

12th

Events

BASF’s Kids’ Lab

Create chemistry with BASF every 2nd and 4th weekend of the month! Explore the science of chemistry during these 45-minute hands-on workshops for young scientists ages 6-12 and their accompanying adults. Have fun learning and enjoy a different experiment each month! Each participant will also receive a cool branded tote bag that includes a lab apron and safety glasses.    May's workshop is "Happy Hands" and will be held this:Saturday, May 11, at 11 AM, 1 PM, & 3 PMSunday, May 12, at 1:30 PM & 3 PM We are thrilled to host this exciting educational program thanks to the generous sponsorship of BASF....

1:30 am - 3:45 pm

Planetarium Shows

From the Blue Planet to the Red Planet

Journey to the year 2132 as we follow Carina, a young woman stationed on Mars, as she communicates with her brother Aidan back on Earth. Experience living on a futuristic Mars colony, and ride a rover across the Martian surface. Children and adults alike will learn about the differences between Earth and Mars and what it might be like to live and work on another planet.

2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Planetarium Shows

Forward! To the Moon

NASA’s 21st-century Artemis program, named after the Greek moon goddess and twin of Apollo, is the next step in our mission to explore the universe and land the first woman and person of color on the surface of the Moon. Using innovative technologies to explore more of the lunar surface than ever before, NASA uses what they learn on and around the Moon to take the next giant leap: sending the first astronauts to Mars. Join Kari Byron from Crash Test World and MythBusters as she launches on a journey beyond the Earth toward a sustainable future in space.

4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Events for May

13th

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Events for May

14th

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Events for May

15th

Planetarium Shows

Into America’s Wild

Step off the beaten path and connect to your inner trailblazer in this cross-country journey to some of the most beautiful but little-known landscapes of North America. From the wilds of Alaska and the lush coastline of Oregon, to the ancient canyons of the Southwest and the rolling hills of the Appalachian Trail, Into America’s Wild is a non-stop ride via kayak, train, bike, hot air balloon and more that explores the transformational allure of wild places and the human connection we all share with the natural world. Sponsored by Union Pacific

10:00 am - 11:00 am

Planetarium Shows

Earth, Moon & Sun

This educational and entertaining show explores the relationship between the Earth, Moon and Sun with the help of Coyote, an amusing character adapted from Native American oral traditions, who has many misconceptions about Earth and its most familiar neighbors. You will discover solar and lunar eclipses along with the Moon’s orbit, craters, and phases. This show is preceded by a Seasonal Sky Tonight show.

11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Planetarium Shows

Forward! To the Moon

NASA’s 21st-century Artemis program, named after the Greek moon goddess and twin of Apollo, is the next step in our mission to explore the universe and land the first woman and person of color on the surface of the Moon. Using innovative technologies to explore more of the lunar surface than ever before, NASA uses what they learn on and around the Moon to take the next giant leap: sending the first astronauts to Mars. Join Kari Byron from Crash Test World and MythBusters as she launches on a journey beyond the Earth toward a sustainable future in space.

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Planetarium Shows

America’s Musical Journey

From New Orleans to New York City: a story of culture, creativity, and the music that shaped America. Join us for this cross-country adventure through the musical heritage of America and the cultural cities where America’s music was born. Narrated by Morgan Freeman. In America’s musical cities, every chord, every riff, every bang of a drum tells a story. In America’s Musical Journey, these stories come together to create a soundtrack for the American experience—a soundtrack that showcases the nation’s diversity and its collision of cultures, culminating in a unique blend of sound, music and innovation unlike anywhere else in...

1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Planetarium Shows

In Saturn’s Rings

Narrated by LeVar Burton, In Saturn’s Rings is a groundbreaking adventure that takes audiences on a journey of the mind, heart and spirit, from the Big Bang to the awe-inspiring rings of Saturn. In Saturn’s Rings is unique as it uses no computer-generated images. Instead, the film painstakingly employs multiplane photo animation created entirely in Adobe After Effects with image processing by over one hundred volunteers. Over 7.5 million mostly unseen real images from the Cassini-Huygens Mission to Saturn, Sloan Digital Sky Survey, Hubble Telescope Milky Way time lapses, and more are brilliantly brought to life in this ground-breaking epic...

2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Events for May

16th

Planetarium Shows

Mummies: Secrets of the Pharaohs

The Mysterious World of the Pharaohs The explorers and scientists in this digital program piece together archeological and genetic clues provided by their study of Egyptian mummies in order to reveal the mysterious world of the pharaohs. Through ambitious computer graphics and dramatic reconstruction, Mummies highlights one of the greatest finds in modern archeological history: the late 19th-century discovery of a cache of 40 mummies, including 12 pharaohs, among them Rameses the Great. The movie is narrated by Christopher Lee.

10:00 am - 11:00 am

Planetarium Shows

Magic Tree House Space Mission

A mysterious “M” sends the intrepid Jack and Annie on a fun-filled journey to discover the secrets of the Sun, Moon, planets, space travel, and more. This beautifully produced show is a winner with Magic Tree House book series fans and all ages. This show is preceded by a Seasonal Sky Tonight show.

11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Planetarium Shows

Forward! To the Moon

NASA’s 21st-century Artemis program, named after the Greek moon goddess and twin of Apollo, is the next step in our mission to explore the universe and land the first woman and person of color on the surface of the Moon. Using innovative technologies to explore more of the lunar surface than ever before, NASA uses what they learn on and around the Moon to take the next giant leap: sending the first astronauts to Mars. Join Kari Byron from Crash Test World and MythBusters as she launches on a journey beyond the Earth toward a sustainable future in space.

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Planetarium Shows

Forward! To the Moon

NASA’s 21st-century Artemis program, named after the Greek moon goddess and twin of Apollo, is the next step in our mission to explore the universe and land the first woman and person of color on the surface of the Moon. Using innovative technologies to explore more of the lunar surface than ever before, NASA uses what they learn on and around the Moon to take the next giant leap: sending the first astronauts to Mars. Join Kari Byron from Crash Test World and MythBusters as she launches on a journey beyond the Earth toward a sustainable future in space.

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Planetarium Shows

America’s Musical Journey

From New Orleans to New York City: a story of culture, creativity, and the music that shaped America. Join us for this cross-country adventure through the musical heritage of America and the cultural cities where America’s music was born. Narrated by Morgan Freeman. In America’s musical cities, every chord, every riff, every bang of a drum tells a story. In America’s Musical Journey, these stories come together to create a soundtrack for the American experience—a soundtrack that showcases the nation’s diversity and its collision of cultures, culminating in a unique blend of sound, music and innovation unlike anywhere else in...

1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Planetarium Shows

In Saturn’s Rings

Narrated by LeVar Burton, In Saturn’s Rings is a groundbreaking adventure that takes audiences on a journey of the mind, heart and spirit, from the Big Bang to the awe-inspiring rings of Saturn. In Saturn’s Rings is unique as it uses no computer-generated images. Instead, the film painstakingly employs multiplane photo animation created entirely in Adobe After Effects with image processing by over one hundred volunteers. Over 7.5 million mostly unseen real images from the Cassini-Huygens Mission to Saturn, Sloan Digital Sky Survey, Hubble Telescope Milky Way time lapses, and more are brilliantly brought to life in this ground-breaking epic...

2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Events for May

17th

Planetarium Shows

3-2-1 Liftoff!

This animated, fulldome show for audiences of all ages follows Elon, the hamster scientist, as he learns about the courage and wits you need to get in space and back when he finds a crater and a damaged robot in his backyard. Sponsored By: The Boo Grisby Foundation

10:00 am - 11:00 am

Planetarium Shows

Dream Big: Engineering Our World

Narrated by Academy Award® winner Jeff Bridges, Dream Big is a first-of-its-kind film for giant screen theaters, setting out to transform how we think about engineering. From the Great Wall of China and the world’s tallest buildings to underwater robots, solar cars and smart, sustainable cities, Dream Big celebrates the human ingenuity behind engineering marvels big and small and reveals the heart that drives engineers to create better lives for people around the world.

11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Planetarium Shows

Forward! To the Moon

NASA’s 21st-century Artemis program, named after the Greek moon goddess and twin of Apollo, is the next step in our mission to explore the universe and land the first woman and person of color on the surface of the Moon. Using innovative technologies to explore more of the lunar surface than ever before, NASA uses what they learn on and around the Moon to take the next giant leap: sending the first astronauts to Mars. Join Kari Byron from Crash Test World and MythBusters as she launches on a journey beyond the Earth toward a sustainable future in space.

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Planetarium Shows

America’s Musical Journey

From New Orleans to New York City: a story of culture, creativity, and the music that shaped America. Join us for this cross-country adventure through the musical heritage of America and the cultural cities where America’s music was born. Narrated by Morgan Freeman. In America’s musical cities, every chord, every riff, every bang of a drum tells a story. In America’s Musical Journey, these stories come together to create a soundtrack for the American experience—a soundtrack that showcases the nation’s diversity and its collision of cultures, culminating in a unique blend of sound, music and innovation unlike anywhere else in...

1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Planetarium Shows

In Saturn’s Rings

Narrated by LeVar Burton, In Saturn’s Rings is a groundbreaking adventure that takes audiences on a journey of the mind, heart and spirit, from the Big Bang to the awe-inspiring rings of Saturn. In Saturn’s Rings is unique as it uses no computer-generated images. Instead, the film painstakingly employs multiplane photo animation created entirely in Adobe After Effects with image processing by over one hundred volunteers. Over 7.5 million mostly unseen real images from the Cassini-Huygens Mission to Saturn, Sloan Digital Sky Survey, Hubble Telescope Milky Way time lapses, and more are brilliantly brought to life in this ground-breaking epic...

2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Events for May

18th

Planetarium Shows

Family Hour Stargazing

Join us for STARGAZING under the dome of the Irene W. Pennington Planetarium on Saturdays at 10 AM! Learn about the stars and constellations in the local nighttime sky during the interactive presentation, then sit back for a featured show for all ages. Included in general admission (free for members); admission price paid at the door. Thank You to Our Sponsors

10:00 am - 10:30 am

Planetarium Shows

3-2-1 Liftoff!

This animated, fulldome show for audiences of all ages follows Elon, the hamster scientist, as he learns about the courage and wits you need to get in space and back when he finds a crater and a damaged robot in his backyard. Sponsored By: The Boo Grisby Foundation

10:30 am - 11:00 am

Planetarium Shows

America’s Musical Journey

From New Orleans to New York City: a story of culture, creativity, and the music that shaped America. Join us for this cross-country adventure through the musical heritage of America and the cultural cities where America’s music was born. Narrated by Morgan Freeman. In America’s musical cities, every chord, every riff, every bang of a drum tells a story. In America’s Musical Journey, these stories come together to create a soundtrack for the American experience—a soundtrack that showcases the nation’s diversity and its collision of cultures, culminating in a unique blend of sound, music and innovation unlike anywhere else in...

11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Events

Read and Create!

Join us on Every 1st and 3rd Saturday of the month at 11:15 AM for our Read and Create program!  Children ages 3-8 and their accompanying adults are invited to join us for a museum guide-led story time and art activity in the Republic Finance Gallery.  This program is included with museum admission and is free for members.  This program is included with museum admission and is free for members. 

11:15 am
The Republic Finance Gallery

Planetarium Shows

In Saturn’s Rings

Narrated by LeVar Burton, In Saturn’s Rings is a groundbreaking adventure that takes audiences on a journey of the mind, heart and spirit, from the Big Bang to the awe-inspiring rings of Saturn. In Saturn’s Rings is unique as it uses no computer-generated images. Instead, the film painstakingly employs multiplane photo animation created entirely in Adobe After Effects with image processing by over one hundred volunteers. Over 7.5 million mostly unseen real images from the Cassini-Huygens Mission to Saturn, Sloan Digital Sky Survey, Hubble Telescope Milky Way time lapses, and more are brilliantly brought to life in this ground-breaking epic...

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Planetarium Shows

Forward! To the Moon

NASA’s 21st-century Artemis program, named after the Greek moon goddess and twin of Apollo, is the next step in our mission to explore the universe and land the first woman and person of color on the surface of the Moon. Using innovative technologies to explore more of the lunar surface than ever before, NASA uses what they learn on and around the Moon to take the next giant leap: sending the first astronauts to Mars. Join Kari Byron from Crash Test World and MythBusters as she launches on a journey beyond the Earth toward a sustainable future in space.

1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Planetarium Shows

3-2-1 Liftoff!

This animated, fulldome show for audiences of all ages follows Elon, the hamster scientist, as he learns about the courage and wits you need to get in space and back when he finds a crater and a damaged robot in his backyard. Sponsored By: The Boo Grisby Foundation

2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Planetarium Shows

In Saturn’s Rings

Narrated by LeVar Burton, In Saturn’s Rings is a groundbreaking adventure that takes audiences on a journey of the mind, heart and spirit, from the Big Bang to the awe-inspiring rings of Saturn. In Saturn’s Rings is unique as it uses no computer-generated images. Instead, the film painstakingly employs multiplane photo animation created entirely in Adobe After Effects with image processing by over one hundred volunteers. Over 7.5 million mostly unseen real images from the Cassini-Huygens Mission to Saturn, Sloan Digital Sky Survey, Hubble Telescope Milky Way time lapses, and more are brilliantly brought to life in this ground-breaking epic...

3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Planetarium Shows

Supermassive Black Holes: Uncovering the Invisible

Leading scientists in observational and theoretical studies of black holes and galaxies, industrial experts in cutting-edge big technologies, and professionals in science dissemination have been brought together to set up research projects which will combine the latest state-of-the-art observations, numerical simulations and innovative analytic tools to compare theory with observation, and shed light on the physics of black hole formation in the context of galaxy evolution. This planetarium show presents the environments of the black holes in an impressive and understandable way to the audience.

4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Events for May

19th

Planetarium Shows

3-2-1 Liftoff!

This animated, fulldome show for audiences of all ages follows Elon, the hamster scientist, as he learns about the courage and wits you need to get in space and back when he finds a crater and a damaged robot in his backyard. Sponsored By: The Boo Grisby Foundation

1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Planetarium Shows

From the Blue Planet to the Red Planet

Journey to the year 2132 as we follow Carina, a young woman stationed on Mars, as she communicates with her brother Aidan back on Earth. Experience living on a futuristic Mars colony, and ride a rover across the Martian surface. Children and adults alike will learn about the differences between Earth and Mars and what it might be like to live and work on another planet.

2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Planetarium Shows

America’s Musical Journey

From New Orleans to New York City: a story of culture, creativity, and the music that shaped America. Join us for this cross-country adventure through the musical heritage of America and the cultural cities where America’s music was born. Narrated by Morgan Freeman. In America’s musical cities, every chord, every riff, every bang of a drum tells a story. In America’s Musical Journey, these stories come together to create a soundtrack for the American experience—a soundtrack that showcases the nation’s diversity and its collision of cultures, culminating in a unique blend of sound, music and innovation unlike anywhere else in...

3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Planetarium Shows

Forward! To the Moon

NASA’s 21st-century Artemis program, named after the Greek moon goddess and twin of Apollo, is the next step in our mission to explore the universe and land the first woman and person of color on the surface of the Moon. Using innovative technologies to explore more of the lunar surface than ever before, NASA uses what they learn on and around the Moon to take the next giant leap: sending the first astronauts to Mars. Join Kari Byron from Crash Test World and MythBusters as she launches on a journey beyond the Earth toward a sustainable future in space.

4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Events for May

20th

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Events for May

21st

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Events for May

22nd

Planetarium Shows

Secrets of Gravity: In the Footsteps of Albert Einstein

Join two friends, 12-year-old Luke and a quirky robot named Alby, who knows all about Albert Einstein and his theories, on a magical journey through space and time. They not only uncover the secrets of gravity but also learn about friendship and imagination. This show is preceded by a Seasonal Sky Tonight show.

10:00 am - 11:00 am

Planetarium Shows

Earth, Moon & Sun

This educational and entertaining show explores the relationship between the Earth, Moon and Sun with the help of Coyote, an amusing character adapted from Native American oral traditions, who has many misconceptions about Earth and its most familiar neighbors. You will discover solar and lunar eclipses along with the Moon’s orbit, craters, and phases. This show is preceded by a Seasonal Sky Tonight show.

11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Planetarium Shows

Forward! To the Moon

NASA’s 21st-century Artemis program, named after the Greek moon goddess and twin of Apollo, is the next step in our mission to explore the universe and land the first woman and person of color on the surface of the Moon. Using innovative technologies to explore more of the lunar surface than ever before, NASA uses what they learn on and around the Moon to take the next giant leap: sending the first astronauts to Mars. Join Kari Byron from Crash Test World and MythBusters as she launches on a journey beyond the Earth toward a sustainable future in space.

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Planetarium Shows

America’s Musical Journey

From New Orleans to New York City: a story of culture, creativity, and the music that shaped America. Join us for this cross-country adventure through the musical heritage of America and the cultural cities where America’s music was born. Narrated by Morgan Freeman. In America’s musical cities, every chord, every riff, every bang of a drum tells a story. In America’s Musical Journey, these stories come together to create a soundtrack for the American experience—a soundtrack that showcases the nation’s diversity and its collision of cultures, culminating in a unique blend of sound, music and innovation unlike anywhere else in...

1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Planetarium Shows

In Saturn’s Rings

Narrated by LeVar Burton, In Saturn’s Rings is a groundbreaking adventure that takes audiences on a journey of the mind, heart and spirit, from the Big Bang to the awe-inspiring rings of Saturn. In Saturn’s Rings is unique as it uses no computer-generated images. Instead, the film painstakingly employs multiplane photo animation created entirely in Adobe After Effects with image processing by over one hundred volunteers. Over 7.5 million mostly unseen real images from the Cassini-Huygens Mission to Saturn, Sloan Digital Sky Survey, Hubble Telescope Milky Way time lapses, and more are brilliantly brought to life in this ground-breaking epic...

2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Events for May

23rd

Planetarium Shows

Earth, Moon & Sun

This educational and entertaining show explores the relationship between the Earth, Moon and Sun with the help of Coyote, an amusing character adapted from Native American oral traditions, who has many misconceptions about Earth and its most familiar neighbors. You will discover solar and lunar eclipses along with the Moon’s orbit, craters, and phases. This show is preceded by a Seasonal Sky Tonight show.

10:00 am - 11:00 am

Planetarium Shows

In Saturn’s Rings

Narrated by LeVar Burton, In Saturn’s Rings is a groundbreaking adventure that takes audiences on a journey of the mind, heart and spirit, from the Big Bang to the awe-inspiring rings of Saturn. In Saturn’s Rings is unique as it uses no computer-generated images. Instead, the film painstakingly employs multiplane photo animation created entirely in Adobe After Effects with image processing by over one hundred volunteers. Over 7.5 million mostly unseen real images from the Cassini-Huygens Mission to Saturn, Sloan Digital Sky Survey, Hubble Telescope Milky Way time lapses, and more are brilliantly brought to life in this ground-breaking epic...

11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Planetarium Shows

Forward! To the Moon

NASA’s 21st-century Artemis program, named after the Greek moon goddess and twin of Apollo, is the next step in our mission to explore the universe and land the first woman and person of color on the surface of the Moon. Using innovative technologies to explore more of the lunar surface than ever before, NASA uses what they learn on and around the Moon to take the next giant leap: sending the first astronauts to Mars. Join Kari Byron from Crash Test World and MythBusters as she launches on a journey beyond the Earth toward a sustainable future in space.

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Planetarium Shows

America’s Musical Journey

From New Orleans to New York City: a story of culture, creativity, and the music that shaped America. Join us for this cross-country adventure through the musical heritage of America and the cultural cities where America’s music was born. Narrated by Morgan Freeman. In America’s musical cities, every chord, every riff, every bang of a drum tells a story. In America’s Musical Journey, these stories come together to create a soundtrack for the American experience—a soundtrack that showcases the nation’s diversity and its collision of cultures, culminating in a unique blend of sound, music and innovation unlike anywhere else in...

1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Planetarium Shows

In Saturn’s Rings

Narrated by LeVar Burton, In Saturn’s Rings is a groundbreaking adventure that takes audiences on a journey of the mind, heart and spirit, from the Big Bang to the awe-inspiring rings of Saturn. In Saturn’s Rings is unique as it uses no computer-generated images. Instead, the film painstakingly employs multiplane photo animation created entirely in Adobe After Effects with image processing by over one hundred volunteers. Over 7.5 million mostly unseen real images from the Cassini-Huygens Mission to Saturn, Sloan Digital Sky Survey, Hubble Telescope Milky Way time lapses, and more are brilliantly brought to life in this ground-breaking epic...

2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Events for May

24th

Planetarium Shows

Earth, Moon & Sun

This educational and entertaining show explores the relationship between the Earth, Moon and Sun with the help of Coyote, an amusing character adapted from Native American oral traditions, who has many misconceptions about Earth and its most familiar neighbors. You will discover solar and lunar eclipses along with the Moon’s orbit, craters, and phases. This show is preceded by a Seasonal Sky Tonight show.

10:00 am - 11:00 am

Planetarium Shows

Dinosaur Passage to Pangaea

This delightful claymation adventure explains one of the greatest geological events in the history of the earth: the separation of the supercontinent Pangaea. When two children embark on a geology field trip, they are thrown into a fantastic voyage in which they witness incredible geological wonders and explore the mysterious process that created our present-day continents.

11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Planetarium Shows

Forward! To the Moon

NASA’s 21st-century Artemis program, named after the Greek moon goddess and twin of Apollo, is the next step in our mission to explore the universe and land the first woman and person of color on the surface of the Moon. Using innovative technologies to explore more of the lunar surface than ever before, NASA uses what they learn on and around the Moon to take the next giant leap: sending the first astronauts to Mars. Join Kari Byron from Crash Test World and MythBusters as she launches on a journey beyond the Earth toward a sustainable future in space.

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Planetarium Shows

America’s Musical Journey

From New Orleans to New York City: a story of culture, creativity, and the music that shaped America. Join us for this cross-country adventure through the musical heritage of America and the cultural cities where America’s music was born. Narrated by Morgan Freeman. In America’s musical cities, every chord, every riff, every bang of a drum tells a story. In America’s Musical Journey, these stories come together to create a soundtrack for the American experience—a soundtrack that showcases the nation’s diversity and its collision of cultures, culminating in a unique blend of sound, music and innovation unlike anywhere else in...

1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Planetarium Shows

One World, One Sky: Big Bird’s Adventure

Elmo’s friend Hu Hu Zhu visits Sesame Street and discovers that Elmo can see the same star that he sees in China. He and the young astronomers will learn how to locate the Moon, the Big Dipper, and the North Star in the nighttime sky. Preceded by Seasonal Sky Tonight.

1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Planetarium Shows

In Saturn’s Rings

Narrated by LeVar Burton, In Saturn’s Rings is a groundbreaking adventure that takes audiences on a journey of the mind, heart and spirit, from the Big Bang to the awe-inspiring rings of Saturn. In Saturn’s Rings is unique as it uses no computer-generated images. Instead, the film painstakingly employs multiplane photo animation created entirely in Adobe After Effects with image processing by over one hundred volunteers. Over 7.5 million mostly unseen real images from the Cassini-Huygens Mission to Saturn, Sloan Digital Sky Survey, Hubble Telescope Milky Way time lapses, and more are brilliantly brought to life in this ground-breaking epic...

2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Events for May

25th

Planetarium Shows

Family Hour Stargazing

Join us for STARGAZING under the dome of the Irene W. Pennington Planetarium on Saturdays at 10 AM! Learn about the stars and constellations in the local nighttime sky during the interactive presentation, then sit back for a featured show for all ages. Included in general admission (free for members); admission price paid at the door. Thank You to Our Sponsors

10:00 am - 10:30 am

Planetarium Shows

Secrets of Gravity: In the Footsteps of Albert Einstein

Join two friends, 12-year-old Luke and a quirky robot named Alby, who knows all about Albert Einstein and his theories, on a magical journey through space and time. They not only uncover the secrets of gravity but also learn about friendship and imagination. This show is preceded by a Seasonal Sky Tonight show.

10:30 am - 11:00 am

Planetarium Shows

America’s Musical Journey

From New Orleans to New York City: a story of culture, creativity, and the music that shaped America. Join us for this cross-country adventure through the musical heritage of America and the cultural cities where America’s music was born. Narrated by Morgan Freeman. In America’s musical cities, every chord, every riff, every bang of a drum tells a story. In America’s Musical Journey, these stories come together to create a soundtrack for the American experience—a soundtrack that showcases the nation’s diversity and its collision of cultures, culminating in a unique blend of sound, music and innovation unlike anywhere else in...

11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Planetarium Shows

In Saturn’s Rings

Narrated by LeVar Burton, In Saturn’s Rings is a groundbreaking adventure that takes audiences on a journey of the mind, heart and spirit, from the Big Bang to the awe-inspiring rings of Saturn. In Saturn’s Rings is unique as it uses no computer-generated images. Instead, the film painstakingly employs multiplane photo animation created entirely in Adobe After Effects with image processing by over one hundred volunteers. Over 7.5 million mostly unseen real images from the Cassini-Huygens Mission to Saturn, Sloan Digital Sky Survey, Hubble Telescope Milky Way time lapses, and more are brilliantly brought to life in this ground-breaking epic...

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Planetarium Shows

Forward! To the Moon

NASA’s 21st-century Artemis program, named after the Greek moon goddess and twin of Apollo, is the next step in our mission to explore the universe and land the first woman and person of color on the surface of the Moon. Using innovative technologies to explore more of the lunar surface than ever before, NASA uses what they learn on and around the Moon to take the next giant leap: sending the first astronauts to Mars. Join Kari Byron from Crash Test World and MythBusters as she launches on a journey beyond the Earth toward a sustainable future in space.

1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Planetarium Shows

Secrets of Gravity: In the Footsteps of Albert Einstein

Join two friends, 12-year-old Luke and a quirky robot named Alby, who knows all about Albert Einstein and his theories, on a magical journey through space and time. They not only uncover the secrets of gravity but also learn about friendship and imagination. This show is preceded by a Seasonal Sky Tonight show.

2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Planetarium Shows

In Saturn’s Rings

Narrated by LeVar Burton, In Saturn’s Rings is a groundbreaking adventure that takes audiences on a journey of the mind, heart and spirit, from the Big Bang to the awe-inspiring rings of Saturn. In Saturn’s Rings is unique as it uses no computer-generated images. Instead, the film painstakingly employs multiplane photo animation created entirely in Adobe After Effects with image processing by over one hundred volunteers. Over 7.5 million mostly unseen real images from the Cassini-Huygens Mission to Saturn, Sloan Digital Sky Survey, Hubble Telescope Milky Way time lapses, and more are brilliantly brought to life in this ground-breaking epic...

3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Planetarium Shows

Supermassive Black Holes: Uncovering the Invisible

Leading scientists in observational and theoretical studies of black holes and galaxies, industrial experts in cutting-edge big technologies, and professionals in science dissemination have been brought together to set up research projects which will combine the latest state-of-the-art observations, numerical simulations and innovative analytic tools to compare theory with observation, and shed light on the physics of black hole formation in the context of galaxy evolution. This planetarium show presents the environments of the black holes in an impressive and understandable way to the audience.

4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Events for May

26th

Planetarium Shows

Secrets of Gravity: In the Footsteps of Albert Einstein

Join two friends, 12-year-old Luke and a quirky robot named Alby, who knows all about Albert Einstein and his theories, on a magical journey through space and time. They not only uncover the secrets of gravity but also learn about friendship and imagination. This show is preceded by a Seasonal Sky Tonight show.

1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Planetarium Shows

From the Blue Planet to the Red Planet

Journey to the year 2132 as we follow Carina, a young woman stationed on Mars, as she communicates with her brother Aidan back on Earth. Experience living on a futuristic Mars colony, and ride a rover across the Martian surface. Children and adults alike will learn about the differences between Earth and Mars and what it might be like to live and work on another planet.

2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Planetarium Shows

Forward! To the Moon

NASA’s 21st-century Artemis program, named after the Greek moon goddess and twin of Apollo, is the next step in our mission to explore the universe and land the first woman and person of color on the surface of the Moon. Using innovative technologies to explore more of the lunar surface than ever before, NASA uses what they learn on and around the Moon to take the next giant leap: sending the first astronauts to Mars. Join Kari Byron from Crash Test World and MythBusters as she launches on a journey beyond the Earth toward a sustainable future in space.

3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Planetarium Shows

Forward! To the Moon

NASA’s 21st-century Artemis program, named after the Greek moon goddess and twin of Apollo, is the next step in our mission to explore the universe and land the first woman and person of color on the surface of the Moon. Using innovative technologies to explore more of the lunar surface than ever before, NASA uses what they learn on and around the Moon to take the next giant leap: sending the first astronauts to Mars. Join Kari Byron from Crash Test World and MythBusters as she launches on a journey beyond the Earth toward a sustainable future in space.

4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Planetarium Shows

In Saturn’s Rings

Narrated by LeVar Burton, In Saturn’s Rings is a groundbreaking adventure that takes audiences on a journey of the mind, heart and spirit, from the Big Bang to the awe-inspiring rings of Saturn. In Saturn’s Rings is unique as it uses no computer-generated images. Instead, the film painstakingly employs multiplane photo animation created entirely in Adobe After Effects with image processing by over one hundred volunteers. Over 7.5 million mostly unseen real images from the Cassini-Huygens Mission to Saturn, Sloan Digital Sky Survey, Hubble Telescope Milky Way time lapses, and more are brilliantly brought to life in this ground-breaking epic...

4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Events for May

27th

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Events for May

28th

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Events for May

29th

Planetarium Shows

Secrets of Gravity: In the Footsteps of Albert Einstein

Join two friends, 12-year-old Luke and a quirky robot named Alby, who knows all about Albert Einstein and his theories, on a magical journey through space and time. They not only uncover the secrets of gravity but also learn about friendship and imagination. This show is preceded by a Seasonal Sky Tonight show.

10:00 am - 11:00 am

Planetarium Shows

Earth, Moon & Sun

This educational and entertaining show explores the relationship between the Earth, Moon and Sun with the help of Coyote, an amusing character adapted from Native American oral traditions, who has many misconceptions about Earth and its most familiar neighbors. You will discover solar and lunar eclipses along with the Moon’s orbit, craters, and phases.

11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Planetarium Shows

Forward! To the Moon

NASA’s 21st-century Artemis program, named after the Greek moon goddess and twin of Apollo, is the next step in our mission to explore the universe and land the first woman and person of color on the surface of the Moon. Using innovative technologies to explore more of the lunar surface than ever before, NASA uses what they learn on and around the Moon to take the next giant leap: sending the first astronauts to Mars. Join Kari Byron from Crash Test World and MythBusters as she launches on a journey beyond the Earth toward a sustainable future in space.

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Planetarium Shows

America’s Musical Journey

From New Orleans to New York City: a story of culture, creativity, and the music that shaped America. Join us for this cross-country adventure through the musical heritage of America and the cultural cities where America’s music was born. Narrated by Morgan Freeman. In America’s musical cities, every chord, every riff, every bang of a drum tells a story. In America’s Musical Journey, these stories come together to create a soundtrack for the American experience—a soundtrack that showcases the nation’s diversity and its collision of cultures, culminating in a unique blend of sound, music and innovation unlike anywhere else in...

1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Planetarium Shows

In Saturn’s Rings

Narrated by LeVar Burton, In Saturn’s Rings is a groundbreaking adventure that takes audiences on a journey of the mind, heart and spirit, from the Big Bang to the awe-inspiring rings of Saturn. In Saturn’s Rings is unique as it uses no computer-generated images. Instead, the film painstakingly employs multiplane photo animation created entirely in Adobe After Effects with image processing by over one hundred volunteers. Over 7.5 million mostly unseen real images from the Cassini-Huygens Mission to Saturn, Sloan Digital Sky Survey, Hubble Telescope Milky Way time lapses, and more are brilliantly brought to life in this ground-breaking epic...

2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Events for May

30th

Planetarium Shows

Secrets of Gravity: In the Footsteps of Albert Einstein

Join two friends, 12-year-old Luke and a quirky robot named Alby, who knows all about Albert Einstein and his theories, on a magical journey through space and time. They not only uncover the secrets of gravity but also learn about friendship and imagination. This show is preceded by a Seasonal Sky Tonight show.

10:00 am - 11:00 am

Planetarium Shows

Earth, Moon & Sun

This educational and entertaining show explores the relationship between the Earth, Moon and Sun with the help of Coyote, an amusing character adapted from Native American oral traditions, who has many misconceptions about Earth and its most familiar neighbors. You will discover solar and lunar eclipses along with the Moon’s orbit, craters, and phases.

11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Planetarium Shows

Forward! To the Moon

NASA’s 21st-century Artemis program, named after the Greek moon goddess and twin of Apollo, is the next step in our mission to explore the universe and land the first woman and person of color on the surface of the Moon. Using innovative technologies to explore more of the lunar surface than ever before, NASA uses what they learn on and around the Moon to take the next giant leap: sending the first astronauts to Mars. Join Kari Byron from Crash Test World and MythBusters as she launches on a journey beyond the Earth toward a sustainable future in space.

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Planetarium Shows

America’s Musical Journey

From New Orleans to New York City: a story of culture, creativity, and the music that shaped America. Join us for this cross-country adventure through the musical heritage of America and the cultural cities where America’s music was born. Narrated by Morgan Freeman. In America’s musical cities, every chord, every riff, every bang of a drum tells a story. In America’s Musical Journey, these stories come together to create a soundtrack for the American experience—a soundtrack that showcases the nation’s diversity and its collision of cultures, culminating in a unique blend of sound, music and innovation unlike anywhere else in...

1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Planetarium Shows

In Saturn’s Rings

Narrated by LeVar Burton, In Saturn’s Rings is a groundbreaking adventure that takes audiences on a journey of the mind, heart and spirit, from the Big Bang to the awe-inspiring rings of Saturn. In Saturn’s Rings is unique as it uses no computer-generated images. Instead, the film painstakingly employs multiplane photo animation created entirely in Adobe After Effects with image processing by over one hundred volunteers. Over 7.5 million mostly unseen real images from the Cassini-Huygens Mission to Saturn, Sloan Digital Sky Survey, Hubble Telescope Milky Way time lapses, and more are brilliantly brought to life in this ground-breaking epic...

2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Events for May

31st

Planetarium Shows

Secrets of Gravity: In the Footsteps of Albert Einstein

Join two friends, 12-year-old Luke and a quirky robot named Alby, who knows all about Albert Einstein and his theories, on a magical journey through space and time. They not only uncover the secrets of gravity but also learn about friendship and imagination. This show is preceded by a Seasonal Sky Tonight show.

10:00 am - 11:00 am

Planetarium Shows

Earth, Moon & Sun

This educational and entertaining show explores the relationship between the Earth, Moon and Sun with the help of Coyote, an amusing character adapted from Native American oral traditions, who has many misconceptions about Earth and its most familiar neighbors. You will discover solar and lunar eclipses along with the Moon’s orbit, craters, and phases.

11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Planetarium Shows

Forward! To the Moon

NASA’s 21st-century Artemis program, named after the Greek moon goddess and twin of Apollo, is the next step in our mission to explore the universe and land the first woman and person of color on the surface of the Moon. Using innovative technologies to explore more of the lunar surface than ever before, NASA uses what they learn on and around the Moon to take the next giant leap: sending the first astronauts to Mars. Join Kari Byron from Crash Test World and MythBusters as she launches on a journey beyond the Earth toward a sustainable future in space.

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Planetarium Shows

America’s Musical Journey

From New Orleans to New York City: a story of culture, creativity, and the music that shaped America. Join us for this cross-country adventure through the musical heritage of America and the cultural cities where America’s music was born. Narrated by Morgan Freeman. In America’s musical cities, every chord, every riff, every bang of a drum tells a story. In America’s Musical Journey, these stories come together to create a soundtrack for the American experience—a soundtrack that showcases the nation’s diversity and its collision of cultures, culminating in a unique blend of sound, music and innovation unlike anywhere else in...

1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Planetarium Shows

In Saturn’s Rings

Narrated by LeVar Burton, In Saturn’s Rings is a groundbreaking adventure that takes audiences on a journey of the mind, heart and spirit, from the Big Bang to the awe-inspiring rings of Saturn. In Saturn’s Rings is unique as it uses no computer-generated images. Instead, the film painstakingly employs multiplane photo animation created entirely in Adobe After Effects with image processing by over one hundred volunteers. Over 7.5 million mostly unseen real images from the Cassini-Huygens Mission to Saturn, Sloan Digital Sky Survey, Hubble Telescope Milky Way time lapses, and more are brilliantly brought to life in this ground-breaking epic...

2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Events for June

1st

Planetarium Shows

Family Hour Stargazing

Join us for STARGAZING under the dome of the Irene W. Pennington Planetarium on Saturdays at 10 AM! Learn about the stars and constellations in the local nighttime sky during the interactive presentation, then sit back for a featured show for all ages. Included in general admission (free for members); admission price paid at the door. Thank You to Our Sponsors

10:00 am - 10:30 am

Planetarium Shows

Earth’s Wild Ride

Visit a Moon colony in 2081 during a solar eclipse and experience an exciting ride across both the Earth and Moon as a grandfather tells his grandchildren stories of our planet. You will learn about eclipses, the ice age, the Earth’s water cycle, and the differences between our Earth and the Moon. Imagine Earth was a distant place you once called home but could never visit again. What would you remember most about the planet, and how would you describe it to your grandchildren? Set on the surface of the Moon in the year 2081, a grandfather and granddaughter watch...

10:30 am - 11:00 am

Planetarium Shows

America’s Musical Journey

From New Orleans to New York City: a story of culture, creativity, and the music that shaped America. Join us for this cross-country adventure through the musical heritage of America and the cultural cities where America’s music was born. Narrated by Morgan Freeman. In America’s musical cities, every chord, every riff, every bang of a drum tells a story. In America’s Musical Journey, these stories come together to create a soundtrack for the American experience—a soundtrack that showcases the nation’s diversity and its collision of cultures, culminating in a unique blend of sound, music and innovation unlike anywhere else in...

11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Events

Read and Create!

Join us on Every 1st and 3rd Saturday of the month at 11:15 AM for our Read and Create program!  Children ages 3-8 and their accompanying adults are invited to join us for a museum guide-led story time and art activity in the Republic Finance Gallery.  This program is included with museum admission and is free for members.  This program is included with museum admission and is free for members. 

11:15 am
The Republic Finance Gallery

Planetarium Shows

In Saturn’s Rings

Narrated by LeVar Burton, In Saturn’s Rings is a groundbreaking adventure that takes audiences on a journey of the mind, heart and spirit, from the Big Bang to the awe-inspiring rings of Saturn. In Saturn’s Rings is unique as it uses no computer-generated images. Instead, the film painstakingly employs multiplane photo animation created entirely in Adobe After Effects with image processing by over one hundred volunteers. Over 7.5 million mostly unseen real images from the Cassini-Huygens Mission to Saturn, Sloan Digital Sky Survey, Hubble Telescope Milky Way time lapses, and more are brilliantly brought to life in this ground-breaking epic...

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Planetarium Shows

Forward! To the Moon

NASA’s 21st-century Artemis program, named after the Greek moon goddess and twin of Apollo, is the next step in our mission to explore the universe and land the first woman and person of color on the surface of the Moon. Using innovative technologies to explore more of the lunar surface than ever before, NASA uses what they learn on and around the Moon to take the next giant leap: sending the first astronauts to Mars. Join Kari Byron from Crash Test World and MythBusters as she launches on a journey beyond the Earth toward a sustainable future in space.

1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Planetarium Shows

In Saturn’s Rings

Narrated by LeVar Burton, In Saturn’s Rings is a groundbreaking adventure that takes audiences on a journey of the mind, heart and spirit, from the Big Bang to the awe-inspiring rings of Saturn. In Saturn’s Rings is unique as it uses no computer-generated images. Instead, the film painstakingly employs multiplane photo animation created entirely in Adobe After Effects with image processing by over one hundred volunteers. Over 7.5 million mostly unseen real images from the Cassini-Huygens Mission to Saturn, Sloan Digital Sky Survey, Hubble Telescope Milky Way time lapses, and more are brilliantly brought to life in this ground-breaking epic...

3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Planetarium Shows

Supermassive Black Holes: Uncovering the Invisible

Leading scientists in observational and theoretical studies of black holes and galaxies, industrial experts in cutting-edge big technologies, and professionals in science dissemination have been brought together to set up research projects which will combine the latest state-of-the-art observations, numerical simulations and innovative analytic tools to compare theory with observation, and shed light on the physics of black hole formation in the context of galaxy evolution. This planetarium show presents the environments of the black holes in an impressive and understandable way to the audience.

4:00 pm - 5:00 pm