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. 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.
February 17 – May 25
Monday – Friday
11 a.m., 1, & 3 p.m. | Faster Than Light
Saturday – Sunday
10 a.m. | The Little Star That Could
11 a.m. | Faster Than Light
1 p.m. | Faster Than Light
2 p.m. | Beyond the Stars
3 p.m. | Faster Than Light
4 p.m. | Faster Than Light
New! Faster Than Light
Astronomers are racing to find habitable worlds, including any that might exist in the neighborhood of our Sun. But if we fi nd 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.
Beyond the Stars
In our live night sky show, we’ll take a look at where you can find the planets and the constellations – but we also want to look a little deeper into the skies. What can you find with binoculars and telescopes? In winter, we will be looking at many open clusters along the Milky Way. In spring, we will shift to the distant galaxies.
The Little Star That Could (Children’s show)
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 your child along with basic information about the solar system.