While the Academy is temporarily closed, our superstar planetarium presenters are livestreaming programs several times a week. Visit Morrison Planetarium's Facebook page for out-of-this-world insights from the final frontier.
Morrison Planetarium shows are fueled by cutting-edge scientific data, resulting in stunning visualizations of the latest findings, discoveries, and theories about our Universe. Every star or galaxy a viewer encounters in the planetarium precisely mirrors a real-world counterpart, and when this virtual cosmos is projected onto Morrison's 75-foot-diameter screen, the dome itself seems to disappear, resulting in a uniquely immersive experience.
Planetarium showpasses are included in the price of admission and can be reserved at the planetarium pass pick-up desk across from the planetarium entrance.
Planetarium shows may not be appropriate for children under 7, and we regret that we cannot permit any child under 4.
Now streaming: Big Astronomy
Journey to remote, rugged regions of Chile to visit some of the world's largest telescopes in the Academy's newest planetarium show—livestreaming on YouTube every Wednesday at 11:30 am PT!
Stamp Your Passport
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