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Summer Programs 2015

Our summer programs

The planetarium will be closed July 4th, 6th, and 7th.

Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday

11:00 Wilbear’s Adventure

4:00 The Case of the Disappearing Planet


7:00 Dream to Fly

8:00 Dark Matter


7:00 Entirely Live

8:00 Origins of Life

Summer Kids Shows

summer kids programs 2015

Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday through the summer.

At 11:00 Wilbear’s Adventure: Follow Wilbear the teddy Bear’s discovery of flight.  His grandpa uses demonstrations about the nature of flight to build up to the story of the
Wright Brothers’ historic first airplane experience.  Grandpa bear captivates audiences with tales of inventions over time, from kites and gliders to today’s jet planes.

4:00 The Case of the Disappearing Planet: Join Detective Skye Watcher as she examines the changing status of objects we call “planets.”  What exactly makes an object a planet?  Why has that definition changed over the years?  The program not only covers Pluto, but the temporary planetary status of asteroids as well.

Origins of Life


Saturday at 8:00 PM

Run Time: 30 minutes
Appropriate for ages 8 and up.

Dream to Fly

Dream to Fly

Friday 7:00 PM

Run time 35 minuets

Recommended for ages 10 and up

Discover the mystery of flight with Leonardo da Vinci, Montgolfier brothers, Wright brothers and other inventors. Experience the adventure and find out how this immense and challenging dream, for which mankind has strived since the beginning of history came true.


Dark: Understanding Dark


Friday at 8:00 PM

Run Time: 20 minutes
Appropriate for ages 8 and up
Admission: $2.50 per person

Entirely Live

Starfield Background

Saturdays at 7:00 p.m.
Run time: 45 minutes.
Appropriate for 8 and up.

Experience an entirely live tour of the night sky including stars, planets, and stories about the constellations by a planetarium staff member.

The Case of the Disappearing Planet


Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday at 4:00 PM Run Time: 30 min. Appropriate for ages 8 and up.

Wilbear’s Adventure


Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday at 11:00 AM
Run time: 15 minutes.
Recommended for age 4 to 6 years old.