Planetarium

Current Shows Show Times
Natural Selection – Darwin’s Mystery of Mysteries 12:30 P.M., 2:30 P.M.
Extreme Planets 11:30 and 3:30 p.m.
Treehouse Adventures 10:30 a.m.
Arizona Skies 1:30 p.m.

More About Our Current Shows

Arizona Science Center is the first science center in the world to showcase a state-of-the-art NanoSeam dome. With this cutting-edge technology, you will be fully immersed in the imagery of the galaxy and transported on animated journeys through cells, Earth, space and time. Even the astronomical marvels of Arizona's night skies. Shows play throughout the day.

*Planetarium presentation times are subject to change without notice.

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    Natural Selection – Darwin’s Mystery of Mysteries

    Join the young Charles Darwin on an adventurous voyage of exploration circumnavigating the World with the HMS Beagle. In the 19th century in Victorian times many physical phenomena were already discovered and described by natural laws, but life's most eloquent mechanism was still unknown: How could new species arise to replace those lost in extinction?
    It was time for someone to come forth with a Naturalist explanation of this mystery of mysteries.

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    Extreme Planets

    Almost two decades ago there were no known planets orbiting sunlike stars outside our own solar system. Since 1995, developments in detection techniques have revealed hundreds of extrasolar planets. Explore the idea of what "Earth-like" even means, and take an immersive journey to several worlds that stretch the imagination, but aren't science fiction anymore.

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    Treehouse Adventures

    Join us as we go on adventures through the Universe from the treehouse in our backyard. We will explore planets, fly through the galaxies, tell stories about the Sun, Moon, and stars, and much more from our Treehouse.

    *Recommended for children from the ages of 2 to 6.

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    Arizona Skies

    Discover the current night sky and hear stories about the different constellations visible this time of year. This show concludes with a spin through the cosmos.

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