About the event
Tickets at the door are $5 (cash or check, no credit). Lap-sitting children (4 and under) are free with adult purchase.
Until further notice, we request that attendees wear a mask. We will be limiting seating to a fraction of capacity, and will be sanitizing between shows.
Friday, Aug. 6 and Sunday, Aug. 8
Larry Cat in Space
Larry stows away in his owner’s suitcase. Little does he know that his owner is on her way to the moon!
Cosmic Colors: An Adventure Along the Spectrum
Take a wondrous journey across the entire electromagnetic spectrum! Discover the many reasons for color — like why the sky is blue and why Mars is red. Take a tour within a plant leaf and journey inside the human eye. Investigate x-rays by voyaging to a monstrous black hole and then back at your doctor’s office. And see the actual color of dinosaur skin, as reconstructed by science.
- Friday, Aug. 6
- 5:00 p.m. – Larry Cat
- 5:45 p.m. – Larry Cat (overflow show)
- 7:00 p.m. – Cosmic Colors
- 7:50 p.m. – Cosmic Colors (overflow show)
- Sunday, Aug. 8
- 3:30 p.m. – Larry Cat
- 4:15 p.m. – Larry Cat (overflow show)
- 5:00 p.m. – Cosmic Colors
- 5:50 p.m. – Cosmic Colors (overflow show)
Friday, Aug. 13 and Sunday, Aug. 15
Lars the Little Polar Bear
Explore the changing Arctic landscape with a curious little polar bear.
Destination Solar System
The year is 2096. Space tourism is thriving and “Space Express Tours” is the world’s leading company in space. You’ve signed up for a quick trip around the Solar System.
- Friday, Aug. 13
- 5:00 p.m. – Lars
- 5:45 p.m. – Lars (overflow show)
- 7:00 p.m. – Destination Solar System
- 7:50 p.m. – Destination Solar System (overflow show)
- Sunday, Aug. 15
- 3:30 p.m. – Lars
- 4:15 p.m. – Lars (overflow show)
- 5:00 p.m. – Destination Solar System
- 5:50 p.m. – Destination Solar System (overflow show)
Friday, Aug. 20 and Sunday, Aug. 22
Molecularium: A magical musical adventure into the world of molecules
Everything is made of atoms.
Moons: Worlds of Mystery
Take a fascinating trip to the little worlds of our solar system—its many moons.
- Friday, Aug. 20
- 5:00 p.m. – Molecularium
- 5:45 p.m. – Molecularium (overflow show)
- 7:00 p.m. – Moons
- 7:50 p.m. – Moons (overflow show)
- Sunday, Aug. 22
- 3:30 p.m. – Molecularium
- 4:15 p.m. – Molecularium (overflow show)
- 5:00 p.m. – Moons
- 5:50 p.m. – Moons (overflow show)
Friday, Aug. 27 and Sunday, Aug. 29
Moles: What is Out There?
A mole’s eye view of astronomy. You have never seen a cuter mole.
Musica: A View of the Universe through Music and Mathematics
The show begins with a young woman, mesmerized by the beauty of nature, who asks, “Why do I sense beauty?” Her question sets in motion a series of scenes that take audiences on a voyage of discovery—from the DNA in our cells, to the spiral designs hidden in a sunflower and the ominous beauty of a typhoon, to the spiral grandeur of galaxies.
Her guide to the cosmos is a quiet pianist who introduces himself as “Musica” and uses sound and the concepts of harmony and harmonics to show her how math and physics unite music and nature. Thus begins a timeless conversation. Every question she asks allows Musica to show the physics and math equations behind something as simple as the placement of leaves on a sunflower stalk to the arrangement of stars in a galaxy. The more she asks, the more Musica can tell her about the cosmos, until she asks a question that surprises even him.
“Musica? Why is the universe beautiful?”
Created by Hiromitsu Kohsaka, producer of the highly acclaimed fulldome show Hayabusa: Back to the Earth.
- Friday, Aug. 27
- 5:00 p.m. – Moles
- 5:45 p.m. – Moles (overflow show)
- 7:00 p.m. – Musica
- 7:50 p.m. – Musica (overflow show)
- Sunday, Aug. 29
- 3:30 p.m. – Moles
- 4:15 p.m. – Moles (overflow show)
- 5:00 p.m. – Musica
- 5:50 p.m. – Musica (overflow show)