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.
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.
ONE WORLD, ONE SKY: BIG BIRD’S ADVENTURE
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.
LIFE: A COSMIC STORY
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.