Planetarium & Theaters

Experience a stunning live planetarium show, film or laser show during your next visit to LSC in our Jennifer Chalsty Planetarium and LSC Giant Dome Theater or Joseph D. Williams 3D Science Theater.

Our theater shows are available with the purchase of a Combination Pass, a Premium Pass, or a Star Trek Premium Pass. Click here to buy tickets.

Jennifer Chalsty Planetarium
and LSC Giant Dome Theater

Live Planetarium Shows

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Wonders of the Universe

LSC’s all-live signature show, Wonders of the Universe, is an exhilarating 45-minute experience that explores our night sky and beyond.

See the universe as it appears to the naked eye, as well as through the eyes of NASA’s robot probes, of the Hubble Space Telescope, and arrays of telescopes from around our planet.

A portion of the show is set aside to include the latest breaking news in astronomy and aerospace, taking full advantage of LSC’s new Digistar 6 full dome system, which allows seamless passage from the night sky to another planet to the heart of another galaxy.

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To Worlds Beyond: Journey Through the Solar System + Live Show

Experience a stunning 30-minute, full-dome movie, followed by an interactive live presentation.

In To Worlds Beyond, you’ll tour the planets of our solar system – a tour that incorporates the latest information about the solar system as gathered by a fleet of robot probes. Travel from the hellacious surface of Venus, to the vast mountains and canyons of Mars, to the spewing methane geysers of Neptune’s giant moon Triton.

After the film, a live presenter takes over and shows the audience where the planets are in the night sky that very evening.

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Films

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Aircraft Carrier: Guardian of the Seas

The mission to protect and defend the world's oceans has become far more complex and challenging in recent years, and naval aviation has become increasingly vital to success. One of the greatest engineering feats in the history of warfare, the modern Nimitz-class carrier is a masterpiece of technology, and the flagship of the fleet.

With RIMPAC, the world’s largest and most comprehensive international maritime training exercise providing a stunning visual context for the story, find yourself aboard the carrier alongside the 5,000 highly skilled sea and air personnel conducting flight operations in the midst of simulated war exercises.

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Mysteries of China

Mysteries of China captures one of the great archaeological events of the modern age, telling the story of ancient China, the First Emperor, and the literal foundation of the China we know today.

From modern China to ancient China and back again, the film is a visual adventure, using beautiful aerial photography and cutting-edge time-lapse techniques to reveal great majesty, tragedy, splendor and growth in a nation moving rapidly into the future.

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Laser Shows

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Laser Wonderland

Get ready for a blizzard of exhilarating laser images set to holiday and winter-themed songs.

In this family-friendly, 40-minute laser spectacle, you'll enjoy frosty favorites by the Trans-Siberian Orchestra, Eurythmics, the Vince Guaraldi Trio, and more.

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Joseph D. Williams 3D Science Theater

Films

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Dream Big: Engineering Our World (2D)

Transform the way you think about engineering.

From the Great Wall of China and the world's tallest buildings, to underwater robots, solar cars, and sustainable cities, Dream Big celebrates the human ingenuity behind engineering marvels big and small, and reveals the heart that drives engineers to create better lives for people around the world.

Narrated by Academy Award winner Jeff Bridges.

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Hurricane (3D)

Follow an Atlantic hurricane, one of the most devastating natural events on our planet, on its 15,000-kilometer journey.

The hurricane is the film’s main character. The supporting cast are the men, women, plants, and animals that it encounters on its journey and affects in some way, for better or for worse.

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