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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. Get tickets at the admissions desk or online via the calendar. Member tickets are free!


Live original seasonal show September 1 through November 30
Tuesday, Thursday and Friday 2:30 pm; Wednesday 8 pm; Saturday Noon, 2 pm; Sunday 2 pm
We’ve been to the Moon, but where do we go from there? Join us aboard Starship Shafran and consider the future of space travel.


Live original children's show September 1 through November 30
Saturday 1 pm, 3 pm; Sunday 3 pm
Is there anywhere else we could live besides Earth? Explore planets, moons and even spaceships to find out!


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.

Frontiers of Astronomy

Frontiers of Astronomy is a free lecture series that offers those with an interest in astronomy the chance to learn about the latest research in the field. Presentations begin at 8 pm in Murch Auditorium. No tickets or reservations are required. Limited parking is available in the Museum lot for $6. On clear evenings, the Ralph Mueller Observatory will be open afterward. Download this year's brochure.