Free Shows and Demos

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Choose a day below to view the available events, IMAX films, and Planetariums shows.

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Events for Saturday, April 19, 2014
  • Cosmic Journey: A Solar System Adventure

    Volcanoes tower 80,000 feet above a barren surface. Monstrous hurricanes rage for 400 years. And multicolored rings sit suspended in air.

    In Cosmic Journey: A Solar System Adventure, travel through our solar system at many times the speed of light, taking in the wonders of the planets and their moons.

    Run Time: 22 minutes

    Showtimes:
    February 14 - June 5, 2014
    Mon - Fri: 10:30 a.m., 11:30 a.m.
    Sat - Sun: 10:30 a.m.

    Planetarium
  • Jerusalem 3D

    Filmed for the first time in 3D and for the giant screen, Jerusalem 3D immerses audiences into one of the world's most beloved cities. Discover why this tiny piece of land is sacred to three major religions through the stories of Jewish, Christian, and Muslim families who call Jerusalem home. Join renowned archaeologist, Dr. Jodi Magness, as she travels underground to solve some of this city’s greatest mysteries. Find out why, after thousands of years, Jerusalem and the Holy Land continue to stir the imagination of billions of people. Unprecedented access to the city's holiest sites, as well as rare and breathtaking aerial footage of the Old City and the Holy Land, combine to make Jerusalem 3D a unique and stunning cinematic experience.

     

    Showtimes:
    February 14 - June 5, 2014
    Mon - Sun: 1:00 p.m., 3:00 p.m., 5:00 p.m.
    Fri - Sat: 1:00 p.m., 3:00 p.m., 5:00 p.m., 7:00 p.m.

    IMAX
  • Journey to the South Pacific 3D

    Narrated by Academy Award® winner Cate Blanchett, Journey to the South Pacific 3D will take moviegoers on a breathtaking IMAX® 3D adventure to the lush tropical islands of remote West Papua, where life flourishes above and below the sea. Join Jawi, a young island boy, as he takes us on a journey of discovery to this magical place where we encounter whale sharks, sea turtles, manta rays, and other iconic creatures of the sea. Home to more than 2,000 species of sea life, this exotic locale features the most diverse marine ecosystem on earth. An uplifting story of hope and celebration, Journey to the South Pacific 3D highlights the importance of living in balance with the ocean planet we all call home.

    Showtimes:
    February 14 - June 5, 2014
    Mon-Sun: 11:30 a.m., 2:00 p.m., 4:00 p.m.
    Fri-Sat: 11:30 a.m., 2:00 p.m., 4:00 p.m., 6:00 p.m.

    IMAX
  • Kitchen Chemistry

    Grades K-3 with adult
    Get the whole family into the act and become mad scientists! Learn how to safely turn your kitchen into a chemistry lab using everyday household products. You may even get to eat some of your experiments.

    Families & Children
  • Mysteries of the Unseen World 3D

    Mysteries of the Unseen World 3D will allow viewers to see things not visible to the naked eye, thanks to the film's innovative use of high-speed and time-lapse photography, electron microscopy, and nanotechnology. The audience will be taken into the microscopic world once reserved only for scientists to see a whole new universe of things, events and creatures. Visually stunning and rooted in cutting-edge research, the setting and story are pure entertainment, but the science is breathtakingly real.

    Showtimes:

    February 14 - June 5, 2014
    Mon - Sun: 10:30 a.m.

    IMAX
  • One World, One Sky: Big Bird's Adventure

    One World, One Sky is a brilliant spectacle of light and color that follows Sesame Street's Big Bird and Elmo as they explore the night sky with Hu Hu Zhu, a new friend from China. Together, they take an imaginary trip from Sesame Street to the moon, where they discover how different it is from Earth. This cross-cultural adventure opens children's eyes to the sky, helping them see how people all over the world are connected.

    Run Time: 23 minutes


    Showtimes:
    February 14 - June 5, 2014
    Sat - Sun: 10:00 a.m.

    Planetarium
  • Perfect Little Planet

    Imagine the ultimate space vacation! Discover our solar system through a new set of eyes – a family from another star system seeking the perfect vacation spot. Fly over the surface of Pluto, our best known Dwarf Planet. Dive over the ice cliffs of Miranda. Sail through the rings of Saturn. Feel the lightning storms of Jupiter. And walk on the surface of Mars. Which destination would you choose? A solar system journey for space travelers of all ages.

     

    Showtimes:
    February 14 - June 5, 2014
    Mon - Fri: 10:00 a.m., 12:00 p.m., 1:30 p.m., 3:00 p.m.
    Sat - Sun: 12:00 p.m., 1:30 p.m., 3:00 p.m., 4:30 p.m.

    Planetarium
  • Tales of the Maya Skies

    Immerse yourself in the beauty of Chichén Itzá, Mexico, the “seventh wonder of the modern world.” Listen to the story of the ancient Maya civilization. Experience Tales of the Maya Skies.

    With unprecedented realism Tales of the Maya Skies immerses us in Maya science, art and mythology, using full dome digital technology to transport us back into the world of the Maya.

    Narrated by Grammy Award winner and Oscar nominee Lila Downs, Tales of the Maya Skies inspires and educates through its description of the Maya’s accurate astronomical achievements and how astronomy connected them to the Universe.

     

    Showtimes:
    February 14 - June 5, 2014
    Mon - Fri: 11:00 a.m., 1:00 p.m., 2:30 p.m.
    Sat - Sun: 11:00 a.m., 1:00 p.m., 2:30 p.m., 4:00 p.m., 5:00 p.m.

    Planetarium
  • To Space and Back

    Space exploration, our greatest adventure, is having a big impact on our lives. It is helping us to discover a universe of unimaginable scale and beauty, and it is reaching down into our world and influencing the way in which we live. Produced by The Franklin Institute, together with Sky-Skan, and narrated by Top Gear’s James May, this technologically advanced planetarium show is a story of human ingenuity and incredible engineering, describing how the technology that transports us through space is paving the way for the devices and apps we use every day.

    Run Time: 25 minutes

    Showtimes:
    February 14 - June 5, 2014
    Mon - Fri: 2:00 p.m., 3:30 p.m.
    Sat - Sun: 11:30 a.m., 2:00 p.m., 3:30 p.m.

    Planetarium
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