We are excited to be hosting our annual fundraiser for education programs, the Mission Creek Soiree, on Saturday, May 18. For this special event, the Museum Backyard, Santa Barbara Gallery, Mammal Hall, and Bird Halls are temporarily closed to the public. The Museum will close early at 3:30 PM. But don't worry, there's plenty more to explore all over campus, including a sneak peek of our new dinosaur exhibit Prehistoric Forest!

Planetarium Shows - Weekends

April 27, 2019 / 3:00 PM–3:40 PM

11:00 AM - Twinkle, Twinkle for Little Stars
Learn about comets, planets, constellations, and more in this live presentation designed for families with very young children.
Run Time: 15 minutes

Noon - Kids' Space Adventure
You drive the show with your questions! Yearning to learn about space? Tap the expertise of our Astronomy presenters and drive the show with your questions during this live interactive presentation.
Run Time: 30 minutes

1:00 PM - Tales of the Maya Skies
Experience the interconnectedness of the universe in this full-dome movie about the role of astronomy in Maya culture. Narrated by Lila Downs.
Run Time: 35 minutes

2:00 PM - What’s Up
Get a close-up view of the sun through our state-of-the-art telescopes in Palmer Observatory, then discuss the current night sky during a live interactive presentation in Gladwin Planetarium.
Run Time: 40 minutes

3:00 PM - Universe: User’s Guide
Blue Sky and red Sun: myths and false claims in astronomy. We will try to correct some misconceptions in astronomy and answer some popular questions including: Why is the sky blue?
Run Time: 40 minutes

Related Exhibition: Space Sciences & Planetarium