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.
BEAR TAILS TALES
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!
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.
ONE WORLD, ONE SKY: BIG BIRD’S ADVENTURE
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.
LIFE: A COSMIC STORY
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.