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!
Monday-Friday 2:30pm; Saturday 12pm & 4pm; Sunday 4pm
Renowned astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson narrates an extraordinary journey from beyond the borders of the Milky Way to our own backyard in the Solar System. Dark Universe plunges into the deepest mysteries of our known Universe. Developed by the American Museum of Natural History.
Live original show March 1 through May 31
Wednesday 8pm; Saturday 2pm; Sunday 2pm
The most explosive events in the Universe typically produce prodigious amounts of X-ray radiation. Examine solar flares, exploding stars, and colliding galaxies, along with the X-ray telescopes that reveal their eruptive power.
GOT MILKY WAY?
Live original children's show March 1 through May 31
Saturday 1pm; Sunday 3pm
In astronomy, a huge collection of millions and billions of stars is called a “galaxy.” Our Sun is a star inside a galaxy called the Milky Way. How did it get that name?
ONE WORLD, ONE SKY: BIG BIRD’S ADVENTURE
Saturday 11am & 3pm; Sunday 1pm
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.
First Saturday of each month 10:30am
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.
ECHOES OF THE PAST
Live original show June 1 through August 31
A new era of astronomy has dawned with the discovery of gravitational waves
. We can now detect ripples in the fabric of spacetime predicted by Einstein’s theory of general relativity. How can we hear black holes, massive explosions and dying stars? What are we hearing? How will this change astronomical observation in the future? Explore answers to these questions and more.
Live original children's show June 1 through August 31
What changes in the nighttime sky after the Sun goes down? Stars, planets and the Moon give us spectacular displays if we stop and look. Have they always looked like they do now?