Planetarium Show Descriptions
Back to the Moon for Good
Ages 9 and up.
Immerse yourself in a race to return to the Moon 40 years after the historic Apollo landings. See how a competition among privately funded international teams is ushering in a new era of lunar exploration. Learn about the Moon’s resources and discover what humanity’s future on the Moon might hold. Narrated by Tim Allen, Back To The Moon For Good presents the Google Lunar XPRIZE, and the personal stories of competition and collaboration it inspires.
Follow the Drinking Gourd
Families with children 8 and up, 22 minutes
Experience the journey from slavery to freedom. Learn a special song and see how an enslaved family uses the stars to find "freedom land."
Ideal for ages 8 and up, 30 minutes
Discover the science of flight through the eyes of a young girl and her grandfather as they explore how birds, kites, planes, and models fly. Learn about the history and future of flight and how NASA is discovering new and safer ways to travel with the help of future engineers and aviators—like You!
One World, One Sky: Big Bird's Adventure
Ideal for ages preschool and up, 27 minutes
Sesame Street’s Big Bird, Elmo and Hu Hu Zhu, their friend from China, take an exciting discovery of the Sun, Moon and stars. They learn about the Big Dipper and the North Star, and take an imaginary trip to the Moon where they learn that the Moon is a very different place from the Earth. When Elmo and Hu Hu Zhu use their imaginations to return to Earth, they celebrate the idea that even though they live in two different countries, they still share the same sky.
Ideal for ages 5 and up, 15 minutes
Every night the stars form their canopy over the earth. Can you find the familiar star patterns called constellations? Join us to learn how. See the starry jewels of our Indiana night sky.
Wonders of the Universe
Ideal for ages 8 and up, 25 minutes
Peer deep into space through the eyes of the orbiting Hubble Space Telescope and travel back billions of years in time to witness the birth of the universe. Witness the formation of galaxies and explore amazing deep space objects and astronomical structures. The trip concludes flying into our own Milky Way galaxy, returning home to Earth on a spectacular tour through the solar system.