MOR Stellar Performances

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. 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.

September 30 - November 22

Monday - Friday
11 am, 1 pm, & 3 pm | Escher's Universe

Saturday - Sunday
10 am | One World, One Sky: Big Bird’s Adventure
11 am | Escher's Universe
  1 pm | Escher's Universe
  2 pm | Beyond the Stars
  3 pm | Escher's Universe
  4 pm | Escher's Universe

The Hot and Energetic Universe
This show presents the fascinating world of High Energy Astrophysics as it plays a key role in understanding our hot and mighty universe. High Energy Astrophysics probes hot gas in clusters of galaxies and super-massive black holes in the centers of galaxies. Learn about your hot and energetic universe through striking images and realistic, immersive visualizations!

Beyond the Stars
In our live night sky show, we’ll take a look at where you can find the planets and the constellations. We’ll also look a little deeper into the skies and identify what can you find with binoculars and telescopes. This fall, we’ll continue our popular tours of the night sky.

One World, One Sky: Big Bird’s Adventure*
Follow along with Big Bird, Elmo, and their friend from China, Hu Hu Zhu, as they take you on a journey of discovery to learn about the Big Dipper, North Star, the sun, and the moon. This show is excellent for our younger viewers as it aims to nurture a child’s natural sense of wonder about the night sky. * This will be the final showing of One World One Sky in the Taylor Planetarium.

Escher’s Universe – New Show!
Join us on a virtual trip to Maurits Cornelis Escher’s studio where his most iconic works are displayed. From this intimate and emotional place, we’ll visit Escher’s particular universe, and be surprised by his ability to join science and art. We will see his use of mathematics, astronomy, optics, crystallography, and geometry to explain very complex concepts addressed by Cosmology artistically.

Season of Light
If you haven’t 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 all taken from different cultures to fill the dark months of the year with more light. 

All shows and times are subject to change without notice.

November 24 - December 24 & December 26 - 31
Monday - Friday

11 am | Season of Light
1 pm | Escher's Universe
3 pm | Season of Light

Saturday - Sunday
10 am | One World, One Sky: Big Bird’s Adventure
11 am | Season of Light
1 pm | Escher's Universe
2 pm | Beyond the Stars
3 pm | Season of Light
4 pm | Escher's Universe



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