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Gates Planetarium

The Gates Planetarium is NOW OPEN!

We are asking guests to take the following steps to help protect themselves and ensure the best possible experience for everyone during visits to the Gates Planetarium: 

  • Enter queue no more than 10 minutes before your ticket time.
  • Please practice physical distancing for everyone's safety while in theaters by adhering to the seating guidelines.
  • By order of the City and County of Denver, all guests ages 3+ must wear a face covering that covers the nose and mouth at all times. If you have a medical exemption, please let us know upon entry.
  • No food or drinks are allowed in Gates Planetarium.

Current show

Available through 9/6/2020

Daily: 12:15 p.m., 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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Admission
Special Ticket Required
Designed For
Adults
Children
Seniors
Accessibility
Wheelchair Accessible

Current show

Available through 9/6/2020

Daily: 10:45 a.m., 1:00 p.m., 2:30 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.

For Educators


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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Admission
Special Ticket Required
Designed For
Adults
Children
Seniors
Accessibility
Wheelchair Accessible

Current show

Available through 9/6/2020

Daily: 10:00 a.m., 1:45 p.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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Designed For
Juniors (3-8)
Children
Accessibility
Wheelchair Accessible

Current show

Available through 9/6/2020

Daily: 11:30 p.m., 4:00 p.m.

The moon has always stirred creativity, imagination, and ingenuity, inspiring us to push into the solar system and understand the mysteries of the universe. In the new planetarium show Imagine the Moon, beautiful photography and digital visualizations on the giant dome place the moon in a whole new light, as you explore humanity’s epic relationship with Earth’s only natural satellite. From Galileo’s earliest insights to the triumph of the Apollo 11 landing to the cutting-edge science of today, you’ll be newly moonstruck by our companion in our sky.

Imagine the Moon was produced by the Adler Planetarium, Chicago.

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Admission
Special Ticket Required
Designed For
Everyone
Accessibility
Wheelchair Accessible
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