Animals of the Sky

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The Planetarium is the perfect place to bring your class for an outing. The Planetarium for Beginners programs are perfect for all ages and can be scheduled on any week day. 

Pre-K & up

Animals of the Sky

A young girl, Delphinia, finds herself in an unfortunate situation and lost in the sky. She gets some unexpected help from the animals of the sky. Experience her story and discover how the stars can be connected together to form real animals that live amongst the stars in our sky.

In My Backyard

Our most popular program for first-time younger viewers of The Planetarium. The show is hosted and narrated by Fred Penner, famed host of many children’s programs on the Nickelodeon children’s network, and author of countless children’s books on many aspects of life. The show begins with Fred greeting the audience and an introduction of his special helper, Arnie the Arrow. Then it’s off to explore things large and small in the backyard-from the colors of the rainbow to counting the ladybugs on a rose. After looking at the reasons for seasons, the stars begin to appear and we take a look at the Big and Little Dippers, and Leo the Lion. After learning about our nine planets, we take a closer look at the moon. Before we know it, the sun is rising and we’re encouraged to explore the wonders and beauty of our own backyards.

Kaluoka’hina: The Enchanted Reef

The vastness of our planet's oceans guards unimaginable secrets. One of its most precious is Kaluoka'hina, the enchanted reef whose magic protects it against humans finding it.

Kaluoka'hina's colorful inhabitants have thus always lived in peace... until the volcano erupts, and the spell is broken. Now it's up to the young sawfish Jake and his paranoid pal Shorty to restore the magic of Kaluoka'hina. Their only lead: the ancient legend that tells of touching the moon. But how is a fish supposed to touch the moon? This is just one of the intriguing puzzles that Jake and Shorty have to solve on their most exciting adventure ever: the quest to save their beloved reef. See what many are hailing as "the most ambitious and professional production for the dome to date." In a production that sets a new standard for full dome shows, Kaluoka'hina is all that and more. As much a technological marvel as it is a wonderfully entertaining and visually captivating show.

The Great Space Treasure Hunt

Join Bleamer on his quest for a fantastic space treasure! Journey to the planets of our solar system, the constellations, and the sun in this exciting quest.

Grades 1 & up

Legends of the Night Sky: ORION

Accompanied by narrators Aesop the owl and Socrates the mouse, we follow Orion’s adventures as he grows to manhood, battles mythical beasts, foils the plot of an evil king and wins the heart of Artemis, the beautiful moon-goddess. By the end of the story, we learn how the constellation Orion was placed in the sky, forever turning overhead throughout the seasons.

Our Place In Space

Our "place in space" is the focus of this exciting program. A host of endangered animals explore the cause of day and night, the importance of our star the sun, the beauty of the constellations, and a variety of objects that make up our solar system and galaxy, the Milky Way.

The Zula Patrol: Under the Weather

Move over George Jetson! The 21st century’s newest space team has arrived. Stalwart Captain Bula, brainiac Professor Multo, feisty hot-doggin’ space pilot Zeeter, the amazing space pet Gorga, and twin flying companions Wizzy & Wigg are the lovably wacky characters who will take our pre-Kindergarten through 2nd graders on a roller-coaster fun ride across the Universe — and teach them critical facts about science and astronomy in the process. The only 3D/CG high-definition animated children’s show that focuses on the important curriculum of science and astronomy, The Zula Patrol is an entertaining and educational TV series that combines zesty family entertainment with proven educational elements. With a secondary goal of encouraging core values of non-violence and tolerance, the show encourages whole-family participation and interest in learning about science and astronomy, in a fun, comedic style. The Zula Patrol is distributed to public television affiliates through American Public Television. The Zula Patrol: Under the Weather planetarium presentation is an exclusive feature created in fulldome digital format. This digital, CG-animated show features the same lovable, wacky cast of alien characters from the award-winning public television series, who take kids on a rollercoaster ride across the universe, teaching them critical facts about science and astronomy in an entertaining, comedic style. The storyline: The stalwart heroes of The Zula Patrol are on an expedition collecting samples of weather for scientist Multo’s research — using their loyal pet Gorga’s ability to collect and bottle all kinds of weather. But when other members of The Zula Patrol inadvertently hurt Gorga’s feelings, he decides to find a planet within the Solar System on which to live. Interplanetary villain Dark Truder, along with his talking toupee Traxie, takes advantage of the situation to trick Gorga into helping him take the weather from the Solar System planets — part of his latest nefarious scheme to rule the Universe (and find the legendary Kaboobie Ruby). The Zula Patrol discovers Dark Truder’s plan and goes after him — discovering all about weather in the process, both on Earth as well as interplanetary.

Grades 3 & up

Stars

Every star has a story. Some are as old as time, faint and almost forgotten. Others burn bright and end their lives in powerful explosions. New stars are created every day, born of vast clouds of gas and dust. Through every phase of their existence, stars release the energy that lights the Universe. Journey to the furthest reaches of our galaxy and experience both the awesome beauty and destructive power of stars. Produced by Nashville's Sudekum Planetarium at the Adventure Science Center who collaborated with the National Space Centre in Leicester, England, to create this stunning show exploring the powerhouses of the universe and our relationship with the night sky throughout history. STARS is narrated by actor Mark Hamill.

 

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