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Taylor Planetarium

Join us for a breathtaking view of the cosmos!

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.

Violent Universe
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.

 



September 4 – September 21
Monday – Friday

11 a.m., 1 & 3 p.m. | The Dark Matter Mystery

Saturday – Sunday
10 a.m. | The Secret of the Cardboard Rocket
11 a.m. | The Dark Matter Mystery
1 p.m. | The Dark Matter Mystery
2 p.m. | The Big Sky Tonight
3 p.m. | The Dark Matter Mystery
4 p.m. | The Dark Matter Mystery

 

September 22 – November 21
Monday – Friday

11 a.m. | Experience the Aurora
1 p.m. | The Dark Matter Mystery
3 p.m. | Experience the Aurora

Saturday – Sunday
10 a.m. | The Secret of the Cardboard Rocket
11 a.m. | Experience the Aurora
1 p.m. | The Dark Matter Mystery
2 p.m. | The Big Sky Tonight
3 p.m. | Experience the Aurora
4 p.m. | The Dark Matter Mystery

 

November 23 – December 31
Monday – Friday

11 a.m. | Season of Light
1 p.m. | Experience the Aurora
3 p.m. | Season of Light

Saturday – Sunday
10 a.m. | The Secret of the Cardboard Rocket
11 a.m. | Season of Light
1 p.m. | Experience the Aurora
2 p.m. | The Big Sky Tonight
3 p.m. | Season of Light|
4 p.m. | Experience the Aurora

NEW! The Dark Matter Mystery
We know today that approximately a quarter of the Universe is filled with a mysterious glue: Dark Matter. We know that it is out there. However, we have no idea what it is made out of. This show takes you on the most significant quest of contemporary astrophysics. Join the scientists on their hunt for Dark Matter with experiments in space and deep underground. Will they be able to solve the Dark Matter Mystery?

The Secret of the Cardboard Rocket (Children's Show)
Adventure through the solar system in the Cardboard Rocket! Travel with two children and their navigator, the talking astronomy book. Visit the Sun, planets, Moon and more.

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 a few fun, deep space objects for those who want to know where to point their optics. This original production of the Taylor Planetarium is regularly updated as astronomy events happen to show current sky events.

Experience the Aurora
For the first time, the Aurora has been captured as it was meant to be experienced, as a display that covers the entire sky. This immersive show shares the science behind the Aurora and tells the story of the quest to find and photograph the Aurora for wraparound display in planetariums.

Season of Light
If you have not seen this show in our digital planetarium, make sure to check out its all-new look! Learn about many holiday customs that make the winter more festive. Yule logs, Christmas trees, the Hanukkah Menorah, luminaries, and Santa Claus were taken from different cultures to fill the dark months of the year with more light.

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EXHIBIT DATES

Permanent Exhibit - See schedule on this page.

Location

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Admission

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