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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.

The Cow Jumped Over the Moons

Live Original Children's show thru March
Saturdays 1 pm; Sundays 3 pm
How many moons are there in the solar system? If you guessed over a hundred, you’d be right! A cow would churn butter trying to leap them all. Let’s look at some of the most interesting of these satellites.

Winter Wonderlands

Live Original Seasonal show thru March
Wednesdays 2:30 pm; Saturdays and Sundays 2 pm
This is an exciting year for exploring frozen worlds! The spacecraft Dawn enters orbit around the icy dwarf planet Ceres, New Horizons flies by frozen Pluto, and Rosetta has a rendezvous with Comet Churymov-Gerasimenko, dropping a probe to its frosty surface.


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.


Saturdays 11 am and 3 pm; Sundays 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, where they discover how different it is from Earth. Children attending the show can interact as they watch; drawing constellations and counting the time it takes the Sun to set.


Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays 2:30 pm
Wednesdays 8 pm; Saturdays 12 pm and 4 pm; Sundays 4 pm

Narrated by two-time Academy Award winner Jodie Foster, Life begins in a grove of towering redwoods. From there, the audience “shrinks” dramatically as it enters a single redwood leaf and then a cell, learning that despite their unique appearance, redwoods are composed of the same basic molecules as all other organisms on Earth. Visitors will then launch on a journey through time, witnessing key events since the Big Bang that set the stage for life.