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The King of Dinosaurs

Planetarium Shows

Shows are $5/ticket with Museum admission.
Member tickets are always free!
Every planetarium show includes a live star show presented by a Museum astronomer. Look at the sky over Cleveland and identify stars, planets and constellations. A Q&A session follows.

Color My Universe

Live original children's show through June 30
Saturday 1 pm and 3 pm; Sunday 3 pm
Did you know that the night sky is filled with color? You can find a whole rainbow by looking at stars, planets, and clouds of gas and dust in space. What can we learn from these colors?

Out Like A Lamb

Live original seasonal show through June 30
Tuesday, Thursday and Friday 2:30; Wednesday 8 pm; Saturday noon and 2 pm; Sunday 2 pm
A massive star makes a spectacular exit when it dies, exploding as a brilliant supernova. The vast majority of stars, however, are lightweights that fade away gently after burning steadily for billions of years. Learn about the inevitable demise of our Sun five billion years from now.


First Saturday of each month 10:30 am
Star Babies gives children 4 and younger a gentle, 15-minute introduction to the planetarium and the wonders of the night sky.
*$3 per person, members and children under 2 are free.


Saturday 11 am; Sunday 1 pm
Follow Sesame Street's Big Bird and Elmo as they explore the night sky with Hu Hu Zhu, a Muppet from Zhima Jie, the Chinese co-production of Sesame Street. Together, they take an imaginary trip from Sesame Street to the Moon, discovering how different it is from Earth. Children can interact as they watch; drawing constellations and counting the time it takes the Sun to set.


Monday and Wednesday 2:30 pm; Saturday 4 pm; Sunday 4 pm
Narrated by two-time Academy Award winner Jodie Foster, Life begins in a grove of towering redwoods. From there, “shrink” dramatically to enter a single redwood leaf and then a cell, learning that redwoods are composed of the same basic molecules as all other organisms on Earth. Take a journey through time and witness key events since the Big Bang that set the stage for life.

Coming Soon!


Live original children's show July 1 through August 31
Tuesday, Thursday and Friday 11:30 am; Saturday 1 pm, 3 pm; Sunday 3 pm
The Big and Little Dippers are actually part of dot-to-dot star outlines of bears. Hey there bear, why the long tail?


Live original seasonal show July 1 through August 31
Tuesday, Thursday and Friday 2:30 pm; Wednesday 8 pm; Saturday Noon, 2 pm; Sunday 2 pm
85 years after Pluto’s discovery, the spacecraft New Horizons is set to encounter the small icy world and its attendant five moons. Stay tuned!