Show Descriptions

We Are Stars

A fun, gorgeously animated fulldome show about cosmic chemistry and our explosive origins, this dazzling film reveals how hydrogen and carbon, the very building blocks of life, formed in the universe and then brings it all back to us – we are made of stars!

Recommended for younger audiences.
Themes: Stars, element formation

Style: Fulldome animated film followed by star talk


Perfect Little Planet

Discover our solar system through a new set of eyes – a family from another star system seeking the perfect vacation spot. Fly over the surface of Pluto, our best known Dwarf Planet. Dive down the ice cliffs of Miranda. Sail through the rings of Saturn. Feel the lightning storms at Jupiter. And walk on the surface of Mars. Which destination would you choose? This is the solar system journey for space travelers of all ages.

Recommended for younger audiences.
Themes: Planets, planet features

Style: Fulldome animated film followed by star talk


Legends of the Night Sky

Legends of the Night Sky takes a lighthearted and imaginative look at the myths and stories associated with the constellations, bringing their stories to life in a fun-filled, animated adventure.
Accompanied by narrators Aesop the owl and Socrates the mouse, we follow Orion, Perseus and Andromeda's adventures.

Recommended for younger audiences.
Themes: Stars, element formation

Style: Laser animated short followed by star talk


Tucson Sky & Beyond

This is our "classic" night sky show, but not like you remember it! Take a relaxing look at the night sky as one of our skilled "Console Captains" gives you a guided tour of the stars, planets, constellations and current events happening in the night sky. This live show is never the same and there is always a surprise in store.

Recommended for general audiences.
Themes: Stars, planets, constellations, mythology 
Style: Live presentation 


Next Stop: Mars

Our new Mars show, Next Stop: Mars will fly you to the red planet and give you the scoop on all that we’ve discovered there. The University of Arizona has played a role in every single NASA mission to Mars! And we’ve even led some of them. You’ll learn why Mars has captivated humans for millennia, what the new science tells us, and what it would take to send humans to Mars.

Recommended for general audiences.
Themes: Mars, UArizona role in planet exploration 
Style: Live presentation 


Black Holes: The Other Side of Infinity

Theres a place from which nothing escapes, not even light, where time and space literally come to end. Its at this point, inside this fantastic riddle, that black holes exert their sway over the cosmos and our imaginations. Features a star talk all about the research being done on black holes and the role UAZ played in taking a photograph of a black hole. 

Recommended for general audiences.
Themes: Black Holes
Style: Fulldome film followed by live presentation


Great White Shark

Misrepresented, maligned and misunderstood, the Great White Shark is an iconic predator: the creature we love to fear. This planetarium show will explore the Great White's place in our imaginations, in our fears, and in the reality of its role at the top of the oceanic food chain. See the Great White through the eyes of people who swim with sharks:

Recommended for general audiences. 

Themes: Sharks, conservation

Style: Fulldome film followed by live presentation

Don't miss out on our hands-on exhibit about these amazing creatures in Sharks: Magnificent & Misunderstood!


Pink Floyd's Dark Side of the Moon

Based on Pink Floyd’s 1973 album of humanitarian, political and philosophical empathy, Dark Side of the Moon is one of the most startling and bizarre laser light shows of all time!

Considered by many critics to be the album that brought the commercial breakthrough to Pink Floyd, Dark Side of the Moon offers a mixture of psychedelic, rock and jazz sounds. Its sonic backdrops and atmospheric soundscapes combined with a unique assortment of sound effects yield an emotional resonance. When accompanied by a diverse and unusual display of laser art, the overall feel is a dramatic and haunting atmosphere.

Recommended for adult audiences.

Style: Laser Light Music Show


Pink Floyd's The Wall

Truly the mother of all laser-light shows and a cult favorite throughout the world!

Considered to be one of the best classic rock albums of all time, The Wall is best considered as a continual story rather than a collection of individual songs. It tells the tale of a rock star named Pink and his downward spiral into madness. To the listener, and indeed many critics, The Wall is a gripping and spellbinding musical journey – beautiful, haunting, powerful and thought provoking. It is a timeless classic, and one of Pink Floyd’s best, becoming the group’s second best seller behind Dark Side of the Moon.

Now coupled with spectacular and mesmerizing laser art, Pink Floyd’s classic 1979 epic about personal struggle takes on a unique look, weaving its story in one of the most popular laser shows ever produced! Visitors will become lost and spellbound as their senses join this timeless journey.

Recommended for adult audiences.

Style: Laser Light Music Show


Rotating Laser Light Music Show

Come explore something new! Our rotating Laser Light Music Shows cover a variety of different artists and themes, including Laser Led Zeppelin, Laser Retro, Electrolaze and more. From ABBA to Skrillex, we've got something for everyone!

Recommended for adult audiences.
Style: Laser Light Music Show