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. Programs change regularly, so please check back often to see what’s new at the Taylor Planetarium.
Einstein’s Gravity Playlist - New Original Show!
January 14 – February 24
Monday – Friday 11am, 1 & 3pm
Saturday – Sunday 1, 2 & 4pm
February 25 – May 26
Come and see the world premiere of the first original production in the digital Taylor Planetarium. This show, produced at Montana State University, will explore Einstein’s famous theory that predicted the existence of gravitational waves through their discovery in February 2016. Join Lucia, a Ph.D. student in physics, on an exploration of how gravitational waves are formed, how they move through the universe, and how scientists like her work to hear them.
January 2 – March 12
Saturday 11am & 3pm | Sunday 3pm
Our weekend updates continue! Join us as we will look at the last images of Saturn before the Cassini spacecraft plunges into the gas giant. We’ll also be discussing the upcoming solar eclipse. You never know what will be new in the sky, but whatever it is you might find in this show!
One World One Sky: Big Bird’s Adventure
January 2 – May 26 | Saturday 10am
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, Sun, and Moon. This 25-minute show is excellent for our younger viewers as it aims to nurture a child’s natural sense of wonder about the night sky.
The Dinosaur Prophecy - New Show!
February 25 – May 26
Monday – Friday 11am & 3pm
Saturday – Sunday 2 & 4pm
Long before dinosaurs’ massive extinction 65 million years ago, many individual species simply disappeared. Visit dinosaur graveyards, study their bones, and reconstruct how these creatures lived and died to solve four famous cold cases from the age of the dinosaurs.
All shows and times are subject to change without notice.