Show Descriptions

Audience Guide for Current Shows

 

Younger Audiences General Audiences laser light shows, general audiences

We Are Stars

Tucson Sky & Beyond Laser Queen
Perfect Little Planet Touring the Solar System  
  Great White Shark  
  Black Holes  
  BUGS! A Rainforest Adventure  

Bugs! A Rainforest Adventure

Get a view of the fascinating universe of insects magnified up to 250,000 times their normal size in BUGS! A Rainforest Adventure. Become immersed in a miniature world, where a leaf weighs as much as a car and a single raindrop can quench the largest thirst. Highlighting the extraordinary world of insects, BUGS! A Rainforest Adventure focuses on the life cycles of a praying mantis and a butterfly from their birth to their inevitable encounter in the tropical rainforests of Southeast Asia, where predator meets prey. 

Recommended for general audiences.
Themes: Bugs, insects, entomology, nature, biology
Style: Fulldome film followed by live presentation

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

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

Touring the Solar System

 

Zoom away from planet Earth and take a guided tour through the Solar System! In this show we stop by each of the planets and learn why they are unique. Hold on, this is one fun ride!

Recommended for general audiences.
Themes: Facts about Planets, space exploration
Style: Live presentation 

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

 

Black Holes

Black holes are one of the most intriguing and mysterious phenomena in the universe, a place where humans could never venture—until now!.

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

Laser Queen

Dynamite with a laser beam! When the music of QUEEN meets the rippling laser lights on the planetarium dome, get ready to rock your head off.  “Laser Queen” brings the operatic glam rock of the legendary rock band to luminous, pulsing life with laser beams.

Ride the power of Freddie Mercury’s voice as you sing along to all the hits, including "Crazy Little Thing Called Love," "Under Pressure," "Another One Bites the Dust," and of course "Bohemian Rhapsody.”

Recommended for general audiences.
Style: Laser Light Music Show