Free Shows and Demos

Want to know what's happening at the Museum?  We have plenty of activities going on daily! Click here for our demonstration and show schedule.


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

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Events for Thursday, April 19, 2018
  • Black Holes: The Other Side of Infinity

    In this Museum-produced show, zip through other-worldly wormholes, experience the creation of the Milky Way Galaxy, and witness the violent death of a star and subsequent birth of a black hole.

    Run Time: 25 minutes

    Showtimes:
    Daily: 2:15 p.m.
    Saturday & Sunday: 4 p.m.

     

    Planetarium
  • 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: 23 minutes

    Showtimes:
    Monday-Friday: 10:30 a.m., 11:45 a.m., 1 p.m., 3:30 p.m.
    Saturday & Sunday: 10:30 a.m., 11:45 a.m., 1 p.m., 3:30 p.m., 4:30 p.m.

    Planetarium
  • Creatures of Light

    February 23–June 10, 2018

    Creatures of Light reveals some of the most magical, wondrous, and truly extraordinary creatures and phenomena found in the natural world. Exhibition is included with Museum admission.

     

     

    Exhibitions
  • Dead Sea Scrolls

    March 16–September 3, 2018

    The regional premiere of this exhibition is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to see authentic Dead Sea Scrolls. Special timed ticket required.

    Exhibitions
  • Destination Solar System

    Explore space like never before in the live show Destination Solar System! 

    This out of-this-world tour, departing from Gates Planetarium, takes place on board the Space Express. Travel hundreds of millions of miles in just seconds with Jesse, an enthusiastic, knowledgeable—but inexperienced—tour guide, and Max, a highly advanced, fully integrated onboard computer. Tours of the hottest hot spots and the coldest, stormiest, and most spectacular sights in the solar system await curious space explorers of all ages.

    Showtimes

    Daily: 11: a.m., 1:30 p.m.

    Planetarium
  • 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:
    Daily: 10 a.m.

    Planetarium
  • PASAPORTE AL UNIVERSO

    In this Museum-produced show, zip through other-worldly wormholes, experience the creation of the Milky Way Galaxy, and witness the violent death of a star and subsequent birth of a black hole.

    Run Time: 25 minutes

    Showtimes:
    Daily: 2:15 p.m.
    Saturday & Sunday: 4 p.m.

     

    Planetarium
  • Passport to the Universe

    In this Museum-produced show, zip through other-worldly wormholes, experience the creation of the Milky Way Galaxy, and witness the violent death of a star and subsequent birth of a black hole.

    Run Time: 25 minutes

    Showtimes:
    Daily: 2:15 p.m.
    Saturday & Sunday: 4 p.m.

     

    Planetarium
  • The Science Lounge: Mars

    Imagine life on the cold and rocky surface of our nearest neighbor. Talk to an “astronaut” in the Mars diorama, learn about InSight, the next lander on Mars, and enjoy an evening of space adventure from the comfort of your own planet!

    Thursday, April 19 
    6:30 - 9:30 p.m.
    $13 member, $15 nonmember
    Ages 21+
    Cash bar
    Special Events
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