The Taylor Planetarium

Join us for a breathtaking view of the cosmos!

The Taylor Planetarium at Museum of the Rockies joins only a handful of planetariums in the world that offer advanced, Digistar 5 projection technologies. Developed by Evans & Sutherland, this state-of-the-art projection system allows visitors to experience our universe and our world in vivid colors, dramatic motion and brilliant displays of light. Programs change regularly so please check back often to see what’s new at the Taylor Planetarium.

Now playing at the Taylor Planetarium!

Back to the Moon for Good
Daily showings at 10am, 1 and 4pm
This show chronicles teams around the world competing for the largest incentivized prize in history - the $30 million Google Lunar XPRIZE - by landing a robotic spacecraft on the Moon for the first time in more than 40 years. This global competition is designed to spark imagination and inspire a renewed commitment to space exploration, not by governments or countries - but by the citizens of the world. Who will win the $30 million Google Lunar XPRIZE?

The Little Star That Could
New children's show!
Saturday and Sunday at 12 noon

Join us for a story about an average yellow star on a search for planets of his own to warm and protect. Along his way, he encounters other stars, learns what makes each star special, and discovers that stars can combine to form clusters and galaxies. Eventually, Little Star finds his planets, and each is introduced to audiences along with basic information about the Solar System.

Black Holes: The Other Side of Infinity
Continuing Summer 2015!
Showtimes: Monday – Friday noon, 2pm, & 5pm
Saturday – Sunday 2pm, & 5pm

Better than the real thing! This cutting-edge production features high-resolution visualizations of cosmic phenomena, working with data generated by computer simulations, to bring the current science of black holes to the dome screen. You will be dazzled with striking, immersive animations of the formation of the early universe, the birth and death of stars, the collision of giant galaxies, and a simulated flight to a super-massive black hole lurking at the center of our own Milky Way Galaxy. Narrated by Liam Neeson.

Cosmic Happenings
Daily 11am and 3pm
What is happening out in space? There are missions heading to Jupiter and the Kuiper belt. Discoveries are being made in our solar system, in our galaxy, and near the edge of the Universe. New studies have helped begin to understand some of the greatest questions about the cosmos. Join us for a regularly updated program that will explore some of these new findings!

All shows and times are subject to change without notice.

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Taylor Planetarium


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