In addition to our free public shows on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 7 p.m., we can schedule private shows at other times. You may choose any program listed below, and all shows are free!
We have 44 theater seats and 5 spaces for those who use wheelchairs. Minimum group size is 15. Multiple shows can be arranged for groups larger than 44. For school field trips, we can also arrange a guided hike on our Kasey Hartz Nature Trail, or a dining area for sack lunches.
Schedule for Private Shows
August 22 – December 2, 2016
Please try to make reservations at least two weeks in advance. Contact: Tamera Owens, Secretary, Math and Physical Sciences Department (231) 777-0289 firstname.lastname@example.org
Shows can start between 8 a.m.-10:15 a.m. and also 1:30 p.m.- 7 p.m.
Morning not available. Shows can start between 1:30 p.m. – 6 p.m.
Shows can start between 8 a.m. – 10:15 a.m. and also 1:30 p.m.- 7 p.m.
Morning not available. Shows can start between 1:30 p.m.- 6 p.m.
Larry Cat In Space This playful, imaginative cartoon presentation follows an inquisitive cat who takes a trip to the Moon. Parents will also enjoy the show, and learn something about the Moon, too! (30 minutes, ages 4-8, coloring pages available)
The Zula Patrol: Under the Weather Based on the hit NBC children’s series The Zula Patrol, this top-performing digital dome cartoon takes the Patrollers on an expedition to collect weather samples on Earth and other planets, as they save one of their own from an evil plan to control the universe. (24 Minutes, ages 5-10, education guide available)
Black Holes: The Other Side of Infinity This vivid presentation shows the development of stars in the early universe, star birth and death, the collision of giant galaxies, and a simulated flight to a super-massive black hole lurking at the center of our own Milky Way Galaxy. (24 minutes, age 10+, education guide available)
Dawn of the Space Age This incredibly accurate historic reconstruction of Man’s first trips into space gives you the chance to become a first-hand observer to this exciting time in history, from the launch of Sputnik to the future of Mars exploration. (41 minutes, all ages, education guide available)
Dynamic Earth: Exploring Earth’s Climate Engine Explore the inner workings of Earth’s climate system, ride on swirling ocean and wind currents, dive into the heart of a hurricane, come face-to-face with sharks and whales, and fly into fiery volcanoes! (24 minutes, all ages, education guide available)
Faster Than Light! The Dream of Interstellar Flight Experience dazzling virtual rides aboard the spacecraft of the future, and learn what rocket designs might one day conquer space. (25 min, age 8+) NEW PROGRAM, available after January 10, 2017.
IBEX: Search for the Edge of the Solar System This visually stunning program follows the creation of NASA’s Interstellar Boundary Explorer (IBEX) and provides the latest updates on the mission’s discoveries. (27 minutes, age 10+, education guide available)
Mystery of the Christmas Star This modern retelling of the Christmas story investigates the “star” and “sky signs” that declared the birth of Jesus Christ and caused the Wise Men to travel from Babylon to Bethlehem. (30 minutes, all ages)
Oasis in Space Take a startling and beautiful voyage through our universe, galaxy, and solar system in search of liquid water – a key ingredient for life on Earth. (24 minutes, all ages, education guide available)
Stars: the Powerhouses of the Universe Journey to the furthest reaches of our galaxy to experience stars forming from vast clouds of gas and dust, burning bright with energy that powers the universe, and then ending in powerful explosions. (26 minutes, all ages, education guide available)
Solar Superstorms Venture into superhot plasma vented in dramatic solar flares, violent solar tornadoes, and the largest eruptions in the solar system: coronal mass ejections. Features one of the most intense efforts ever made to understand the inner workings of the sun. (30 minutes, all ages, education guide available)
Supervolcanoes See past and present supervolcanoes on Earth which have changed our history or will impact us in the future, and explore intensely powerful supervolcanoes on other planets. (35 minutes, all ages, education guide available)
Two Small Pieces of Glass Explore the discoveries made by astronomers through the last 400 years, and trace the history of the telescope from Galileo’s modification of a child’s spyglass – using two small pieces of glass – to the launch of NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope and the future of astronomy. (25 minutes, all ages, education guide available)
Undiscovered Worlds Do other planets like Earth exist? With rapidly improving technology and endeavors like the Kepler Telescope, the discovery of other planets brings us one step closer to the possibility of finding an Earth-like world. (30 minutes, all ages, education guide available)
We Are Stars A family-friendly adventure that starts in a Victorian fairground and features an award-winning soundtrack. Follow our atomic history from the Big Bang to the modern day through the atoms from which our bodies are formed. See nuclear fusion in stars, the first asteroids, the development of our own solar system, and the evolution of life from the very first cells. (25 minutes, age 11+) NEW PROGRAM, available after August 23, 2016