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.

Ending September 19! Chasing the Ghost Particle: From the South Pole to the Edge of the Universe
Showtimes: Mon-Fri: 11am, 1pm, 3pm; Sat-Sun: 1pm, 2pm, 4pm
Deep in the ice at the heart of Antarctica, scientists are detecting and using tiny and elusive particles called neutrinos to explore the insides of stars and galaxies. These ghostly neutrinos give us an exclusive look into exploding stars and black holes. You’ll get stunning views of the most remote locations on Earth to the unexplored regions of the cosmos on a journey you will never forget.

Opening September 20! Cosmic Colors
September 20 to November 26 Showtimes:
Mon-Fri: 11am, 1pm, 3pm; Sat-Sun: 1pm, 2pm, 4pm
November 26-December 31 Showtimes:
Daily at 1pm

Cosmic Colors will take you on 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 to your doctor’s office. You’ll even see the actual color of a dinosaur – based on recent evidence. Get ready for an amazing adventure under a rainbow of cosmic light!

The Big Sky Tonight – Autumn Skies
Showtimes: Saturdays at 11am and 3pm; Sunday at 3pm
What’s in your Big Sky Tonight? This fall we’ll look at the Greek mythology of Perseus. But the Greeks weren’t the only ones that looked up and made patterns in the stars: J.R.R. Tolkien did the same in modern times, and we’ll look at a few of his creations as well. If you haven’t seen The Big Sky Tonight recently, stop in – each season is a whole new show!

One World, One Sky: Big Bird’s Adventure
Showtimes: Saturdays at 10am
Big Bird, Elmo and their friend Hu Hu Zhu, a Muppet from the Chinese production of Sesame Street, travel from Sesame Street to the Moon in this brilliant spectacle of light and color designed for young children. One World, One Sky is a great way to introduce the littlest members of the family to astronomy.

All shows and times are subject to change without notice.

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Taylor Planetarium


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