Taylor Planetarium

Join us for a breathtaking view of the cosmos!

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Fall 2021

The planetarium is open year-round except for when the main museum is closed.

The Taylor Planetarium offers Digistar 4K digital projection on a 40-foot dome. Developed by Evans and 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. The planetarium has a 40-foot dome and 85 seats, which recline at different angles depending on the seat's location within the planetarium.

Planetarium shows vary with seasons, are shown daily, and are included with admission. Audio or video recording of planetarium shows is strictly prohibited. Food or beverage is not allowed in the planetarium.

The planetarium seats on a first-come, first-serve basis, with the doors opening for seating 10 minutes before the scheduled showtimes. Please note, the doors will close precisely on the hour to start all shows, and admission cannot be allowed after that time due to the dark conditions and safety concerns. All shows and showtimes are subject to change or cancellation without notice.

September 7 – 15 and 19 – 26

On Saturday, September 18, Voyager: The Never-Ending Journey will play at the top of the hour from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. No other shows will be played on September 18. 

11 a.m. Experience the Aurora

12 p.m. Northern European Skies

1 p.m. Experience the Aurora

2 p.m. Northern European Skies

3 p.m. Experience the Aurora


September 27 – October 8

11 a.m. Experience the Aurora

12 p.m. Two Small Pieces of Glass

1 p.m. Experience the Aurora

2 p.m. Two Small Pieces of Glass

3 p.m. Experience the Aurora


October 8 – November 24

11 a.m. Atlas of a Changing Earth

12 p.m. Two Small Pieces of Glass

1 p.m. Atlas of a Changing Earth

2 p.m. Two Small Pieces of Glass

3 p.m. Atlas of a Changing Earth


November 26 – December 31

11 a.m. Atlas of a Changing Earth

12 p.m. Season of Light

1 p.m. Atlas of a Changing Earth

2 p.m. Season of Light