The Taylor Planetarium at Museum of the Rockies offers Digistar 4K digital projection on a 40-foot dome. 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. Each show runs for approximately 30 minutes. We suggest getting to your seat 10 minutes before showtime as the doors close precisely on the hour.
Daily | May 26 – September 3
10 a.m. | SEEING: A Photon’s Journey Across Space and Mind
11 a.m. | Violent Universe
12 p.m. | The Secret of the Cardboard Rocket
1 p.m. | Faster Than Light
2 p.m. | Violent Universe
3 p.m. | The Big Sky Tonight
4 p.m. | Faster Than Light
Faster Than Light
Astronomers are racing to find habitable worlds, including any that might exist in the neighborhood of our Sun. But if we see one, how will we ever get there? How long will it take? What rocket designs might one day conquer the voids of space? This show dazzles with virtual rides aboard spacecraft of the future. They are based on whole new technologies designed to achieve ultra-high speeds, using exotic next-generation rocket fuels and breakthrough concepts in physics. How far can our technology take us? Narrated by Sean Bean.
SEEING: A Photon’s Journey Across Space and Mind
This show uses animations and video to teach how human vision works. Imagery from all over the world including humanity, landscapes, skyscapes, wildlife, and space are the backdrop for photo-realistic animations to create the story of a photon’s journey from the belly of a star, across the galaxy, to a young stargazer’s eye. Narrated by Neil deGrasse Tyson.
The beauty of a starlit sky conceals the violent forces at work within our universe. From the upheaval of a giant star that explodes to release its material into space, to a future encounter between the Earth and a large asteroid that is too close for comfort, witness the forces that hold the universe together and occasionally try to rip it apart. Narrated by Patrick Stewart.
New! The Secret of the Cardboard Rocket (Children’s show)
Adventure through the solar system in a Cardboard Rocket! Travel with two children and their navigator, the talking astronomy book. Visit the Sun, the planets, the Moon and more.
MOR Original Production! The Big Sky Tonight
Before you head out under the stars, head into the planetarium to see what will be up tonight! We will look into stars, planets, constellations, and interesting deep space objects for those who want to know where to point their optics. This newly-revised, original production of the Taylor Planetarium is regularly updated as astronomy events happen to show current sky events.