Planetarium, Films & Shows

Experience a stunning 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.

You can also experience a show in the Weston Family Lab for Earth and Space Exploration, our stunning new exhibition and laboratory classroom that's home to "Science on a Sphere," an illuminating six-foot suspended globe offering real time access to NOAA and NASA data, as well as weather and geological phenomenon and happenings in space and undersea.

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

Jennifer Chalsty Planetarium
and LSC Giant Dome Theater

Planetarium Shows

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Wonders of the Night Sky

LSC’s all-live signature show, Wonders of the Night Sky, is an exhilarating experience that explores our stars and beyond.

See the galaxy 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 + Live Show

Experience an immersive, full-dome movie with 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.

Before the film, a live presenter shows the audience where the planets are in the night sky that very evening.

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One World, One Sky: Big Bird's Adventure

Join Sesame Street friends in an out-of-this-world planetarium show!

Explore the night sky with Bird Bird, Elmo, and a friend from China named Hu Hu Zhu. In this show, you'll learn about the Big Dipper, the North Star, the Sun and the Moon.

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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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National Parks Adventure (opens June 25!)

Narrated by Academy Award winner Robert Redford, National Parks Adventure takes audiences on the ultimate off-trail adventure into the nation’s awe-inspiring great outdoors and untamed wilderness.

Soar over red rock canyons, hurtle up craggy mountain peaks, and journey into other-worldly realms found within America’s most legendary outdoor playgrounds, including Yellowstone, Glacier National Park, Yosemite, the Everglades, and the Arches.

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Laser Shows


Spring Pop Laser Show

Jump into springtime with our Spring Pop Laser Show!

In this family-friendly laser spectacle, you'll enjoy pop favorites by U2, Taylor Swift, Carly Rae Jepsen, and more. You'll be amazed by our state-of-the-art laser projection system in action.

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Joseph D. Williams 3D Science Theater



Dream Big: Engineering Our World

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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Oceans: Our Blue Planet 3D (opens June 25!)

New ocean science and technology has allowed us to go further into the unknown than we ever thought possible. From the coastal shallows to deeper, more mysterious worlds, Oceans: Our Blue Planet uncovers spectacular stories of life and survival beneath the waves.

Leap for joy with dolphins, meet fascinating creatures in the coral reefs, and explore mysteries of the abyss in this extraordinary journey through our oceans.

Narrated by Academy Award winner Kate Winslet.

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Weston Family Lab
for Earth and Space Exploration


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Dynamic Earth

Explore the dramatic forces that shape our home planet. Volcanoes, earthquakes, tsunami, hurricanes: see it all on "Science on a Sphere," a glowing six-foot globe that truly brings Earth alive, in the Weston Family Lab for Earth and Space Exploration.

Real-time data on the sphere shows a month's worth of earthquakes, volcanoes, and storms around the globe.

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Our Place in Space

In this fascinating live program, Earth and its fellow planets are brought vividly to life on "Science on a Sphere’s" six-foot globe in the Weston Family Lab for Earth and Space Exploration.

Where are the biggest storms in the solar system? Where are the tallest mountains? What’s the hottest and the coolest place? Explore and discover our wonderful family of planets through satellite and real-time images of Earth and breathtaking NASA views of the other planets.

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