Gates Planetarium

Discover black holes, volcanos, and much more in Gates Planetarium. Are you ready for an adventure that is out of this world?

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Available through 9/1/2022

Daily: 12:15 p.m.

Monday-Saturday: 2:45 p.m.

New Planetarium Show!

Discover the mystery of the cosmos! “Dark Universe” will whisk you out of the Milky Way Galaxy, drop you alongside a parachute descending through Jupiter’s atmosphere and bring you all the way to the afterglow of the Big Bang.

Examine the last 100 years of space discovery and witness the technology that makes it all possible. Narrated by Neil deGrasse Tyson, “Dark Universe” is a stunning, dome-theater experience.  

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Current show

Available through 9/1/2022

Domingo: 2:45 p.m.

¡Nuevo espectáculo de planetario!

"Dark Universe" es una experiencia inmersiva en un teatro de cúpula que te hace pensar sobre el más allá. ¿Estamos solos? ¿Hay otros planetas? ¿Las estrellas se acercan o se alejan de nosotros? Esta impresionante película, narrada por Neil deGrasse Tyson, te lleva a un viaje por el espacio para examinar los últimos 100 años de descubrimientos, el estudio de la cosmología y la existencia de múltiples galaxias. Siéntate y déjate llevar por la oscuridad del universo.

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Current show

Available through 9/1/2022

Daily: 11:45 a.m., 1:30 p.m.

Monday-Friday: 3:15 p.m.

Sunday: 3:15 p.m.

There's a place from which nothing escapes, not even light, where time and space literally come to end. It's at this point, inside this fantastic riddle, that black holes exert their sway over the cosmos … and our imaginations.

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. Mathematical equations, cutting-edge science, and Einstein's theories fill in holes along the way, providing the most complete picture yet on this mysterious phenomenon. Can you feel the pull?

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Current show

Available through 9/1/2022

Sábado: 3:15 p.m.

Hay un lugar del que nada puede escapar, ni siquiera la luz, un lugar donde el tiempo y el espacio literalmente llegan a su fin. Es en ese punto, dentro de este enigma fantástico, donde los agujeros negros ejercen su poder sobre el cosmos... y sobre nuestra imaginación.

En esta función producida por el museo, puedes viajar a través de agujeros de gusano, experimentar el nacimiento de la galaxia Vía Láctea y ser testigo de la violenta muerte de una estrella, la cual da lugar al nacimiento de un agujero negro. Las ecuaciones matemáticas, la ciencia de vanguardia y las teorías de Einstein nos ayudan a “llenar los espacios” para comprender y poder proveer la imagen más completa hasta ahora de este fenómeno misterioso. ¿Puedes sentir la atracción?

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Current show

Available through 9/1/2022

Daily: 11:15 a.m., 1:00 p.m., 3:45 p.m.

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, you'll travel through our solar system faster than the speed of light, taking in the wonders of the planets and their moons.

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Show Distribution

Cosmic Journey: A Solar System Adventure can be licensed for playback at your digital planetarium or flat screen theater.

For more information, download the Cosmic Journey: A Solar System Adventure brochure, or contact the sales team at [email protected] or 303.370.8352.

Cosmic Journey: A Solar System Adventure is a production of the Denver Museum of Nature & Science, funded in part by Raytheon Company and the Scientific and Cultural Facilities District (SCFD). Distributed by Denver Museum of Nature & Science.

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Current show

Available through 9/1/2022

Daily: 10:00 a.m.

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.

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Juniors (3-8)
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Current show

Available through 9/1/2022

Daily: 10:30 a.m., 2:00 p.m.

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.

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