Free Shows and Demos

Want to know what's happening at the Museum?  We have plenty of activities going on daily! Click here for our demonstration and show schedule.


Choose a day below to view the available events, IMAX films, and Planetariums shows.

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Events for Thursday, August 27, 2015
  • Black Holes: The Other Side of Infinity

    In this Museum-produced show, zip through other-worldly wormholes, experience the creation of the Milky Way Galaxy, and witness the violent death of a star and subsequent birth of a black hole.

    Run Time: 25 minutes

    Showtimes:
    August 14 - November 12, 2015
    Monday-Friday: 2 p.m.
    Saturday and Sunday, 11:30 a.m., 4 p.m.

     

    Planetarium
  • Cosmic Cruisin'

    Showtimes:
    August 14 - November 12, 2015
    Daily: 12:30 p.m.*

    (*Cosmic Crusin' showtimes may be subject to change. Please check upon arrival.)

    Planetarium
  • Cosmic Journey: A Solar System Adventure

    Volcanoes tower 80,000 feet above a barren surface. Monstrous hurricanes rage for 400 years. And multicolored rings sit suspended in air.

    In Cosmic Journey: A Solar System Adventure, travel through our solar system at many times the speed of light, taking in the wonders of the planets and their moons.

    Run Time: 23 minutes

    Showtimes:
    August 14 - November 12, 2015
    Daily, 10:30 a.m., noon, 2:30 p.m.

    November 13, 2015-June 2, 2016
    Monday-Friday: 11:15 a.m., 11:45 a.m., 1 p.m., 3:45 p.m.
    Saturday and Sunday: 11:45 a.m., 1 p.m., 3:45 p.m.

    Planetarium
  • Dream to Discovery

    Experience the challenges of the next generation of space exploration. By using exciting real-life projects like NASA's James Webb Space Telescope and the New Horizons mission to Pluto, the show highlights the extreme nature of spacecraft engineering and the life cycle of a space mission - from design and construction to the rigors of testing, launch, and operations. Blast off and take the voyage with us!

    Showtimes:
    August 14 - November 12, 2015

    Monday-Friday: 11 a.m., 1:30 p.m.
    Saturday and Sunday: 11 a.m., 1:30 p.m., 4:30 p.m.

    November 13, 2015-June 2, 2016
    Daily: 3:15 p.m.

    Planetarium
  • Humpback Whales 3D

    Take an extraordinary journey into the hidden world of one of nature’s most awe-inspiring marine mammals in Humpback Whales 3D. Driven to extinction nearly 50 years ago, humpbacks are making a slow but remarkable recovery. Swim through the waters off of Alaska, Hawaii, and the Kingdom of Tonga as researchers explore why humpbacks are beautifully acrobatic, why they sing their haunting songs, and why these intelligent giants migrate an amazing 10,000 miles round-trip each year.

    Showtimes:
    June 5 - August 13, 2015
    Mon-Sun: 10:30 a.m., 1:00 p.m., 4:00 p.m.
    Fri-Sat: 7:00 p.m.
    August 14, 2015 - January 28, 2016
    Mon-Sun: 3:00 p.m.
    Fri-Sat: 7:00 p.m.

    IMAX
  • Mythic Creatures

    March 20 - September 7, 2015

    Free with General Admission

    For thousands of years, humans have brought mythic creatures to life in stories, songs, and works of art. We catch glimpses of them everywhere, from the ocean depths to the open skies. Explore the stories of these wondrous creatures and uncover the truths behind the myths. Encounter large models of mythic and real creatures, see real artifacts and fossils, and create your own creature.

    Exhibitions
  • One World, One Sky: Big Bird's Adventure

    One World, One Sky is a brilliant spectacle of light and color that follows Sesame Street's Big Bird and Elmo as they explore the night sky with Hu Hu Zhu, a new friend from China. Together, they take an imaginary trip from Sesame Street to the moon, where they discover how different it is from Earth. This cross-cultural adventure opens children's eyes to the sky, helping them see how people all over the world are connected.

    Run Time: 23 minutes


    Showtimes:
    August 14, 2015 - June 2, 2016
    Daily: 10 a.m.

    Planetarium
  • Perfect Little Planet

    Imagine the ultimate space vacation! Discover our solar system through a new set of eyes – a family from another star system seeking the perfect vacation spot. Fly over the surface of Pluto, our best known Dwarf Planet. Dive over the ice cliffs of Miranda. Sail through the rings of Saturn. Feel the lightning storms of Jupiter. And walk on the surface of Mars. Which destination would you choose? A solar system journey for space travelers of all ages.

     

    Showtimes:
    August 14 - November 12, 2015
    Monday-Friday: 11:30 a.m., 3:30 p.m.
    Saturday and Sunday: 3:30 p.m.

    Planetarium
  • The Power of Poison

    July 10, 2015–January 10, 2016

    Free with General Admission

    The new exhibition The Power of Poison uses immersive environments, engaging interactives, and intriguing mysteries to explore poison and its fascinating role in natural and cultural history, from the pages of fairy tales to the journals of modern medicine. Whether used as a defense against predators, a source of magical strength, or a lethal weapon in medical treatment, the story of poison is surprising at every turn.

    Exhibitions
  • We Are Aliens

    Showtimes:
    August 14 - November 12, 2015
    Daily, 1 p.m., 3 p.m.

    Planetarium
  • What Is Relativity? Einstein’s Ideas and Why They Matter

    As best-selling author and astrophysicist Jeffrey Bennett points out on the very first page of What Is Relativity?, the truth is that black holes don’t suck. Bennett begins his accessible and entertaining introduction to Einstein’s theories by taking you on an imaginary journey to a black hole and describing the amazing phenomena that you would really experience on that trip. For Einstein and our understanding of the modern world, it’s all relative! Get an in-depth look at how the theory of relativity shapes much of our contemporary relationship to the universe. A book sale and signing will follow the program.
    Thursday, August 27
    7 p.m.
    Phipps IMAX Theater
    $8 member, $10 nonmember
     
    After Hours
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