Please check the planetarium show schedule page for the showtimes of specific planetarium programs.
Don’t miss these exciting Programs in the Travelers Science Dome at the Gengras Planetarium!
PLAYING In JUNE:
Amazing Stargazing features animated radio DJs from Radio Aahs, who take the audience on a tour of the night sky. Learn how to identify stars, constellations, planets, meteors, comets and more!
Flight Adventures (June 1-22 only)
Follow the story of a young girl and her grandfather as they explore the history of flight through advances in engineering and design. See how NASA’s research has made space travel possible. Learn how birds, kites and models fly and take an imaginary plane flight!
Take a journey across the electromagnetic spectrum and discover the reason for color. Look inside a plant leaf and inside the human eye. Investigate X-rays from space and in a doctor’s office. Discover the actual color of dinosaurs. Cosmic Colors is a production of the Great Lakes Planetarium Association.
Experience thrilling amusement park rides in a wild immersive journey through the solar system! SpacePark 360 features the music of Atlanta-based group, A Burning Century.
The Sky Tonight (weekdays June 25 – Aug. 31)
Using the planetarium’s digital projection system, planetarium educators take visitors on a live tour of the current night sky.
Two Small Pieces of Glass (June 23 – Sept. 2)
While attending a local star party, two teenage students learn how the telescope has helped us understand our place in space and how telescopes continue to expand our understanding of the Universe. A local astronomer enlightens them on the history of the telescope and the discoveries these wonderful tools have made. While looking through the astronomer’s telescope, the students, along with the planetarium audience, explore the Galilean Moons, Saturn’s rings, and spiral structure of galaxies. They also learn about the discoveries of Galileo, Huygens, Newton, Hubble and many others.
Astronaut (weekends, June 30 – Sept. 2)
What does it take to be an astronaut? Experience a rocket launch from inside an astronaut. Explore inner and outer space, from floating around the International Space Station to maneuvering through the human body. Discover the perils of space as we subject ‘Chad’, our test astronaut, to everything that space has to throw at him.