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 Sunday, August 02, 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:
    October 10, 2014 - June 4, 2015
    Daily: 2 p.m.
    Saturday and Sunday: 2 p.m., 4 p.m.

     

    Planetarium
  • Cosmic Cruisin'

    Showtimes:
    October 10, 2014 - June 4, 2015
    Daily: 12:30 p.m.

  • 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:
    October 10, 2014 - June 4, 2015
    Daily: 10:30 a.m., noon, 2:30 p.m.
    Monday - Friday: 10:30 a.m., 11:30 a.m., noon, 2:30 p.m.

    Planetarium
  • Hubble 3D

    Experience a gripping story full of hope, crushing disappointment, dazzling ingenuity, bravery, and triumph. The IMAX film Hubble 3D recounts the amazing journey of the Hubble Space Telescope, arguably the most important scientific instrument since Galileo's original telescope and the greatest success in space since the moon landing. Narrated by Leonardo DiCaprio, this experience will change the way you see the universe. 

     

    Showtimes:

    June 5 - August 13, 2015
    Mon-Sun: 5:00 p.m.

    IMAX
  • 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:
    October 10, 2014 - June 4, 2015
    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:
    October 10, 2014 - June 4, 2015
    Daily: 11 a.m., 1:30 p.m., 3:30 p.m.

    Planetarium
  • Prehistoric Planet: Walking with Dinosaurs 3D

    Travel alongside hundreds of plant-eating dinosaurs as they face the challenges of a changing world in Prehistoric Planet: Walking with Dinosaurs 3D. From the time they are hatched in the nest, these prehistoric giants face natural disasters and ferocious predators while also playing, hunting, feeding, and undertaking epic migrations. Based on scientific data, the digital dinosaurs come to life against the backdrop of modern Alaska, immersing you in a Cretaceous adventure where you will feel the rumble of these massive herds as they crossed vast landscapes 70 million years ago.

    Recommended for ages 8 and up.

    Showtimes:
    June 5 - August 13, 2015

    Mon-Sun: 11:30 a.m., 3 p.m.
    Fri-Sat: 6:00 p.m.

    IMAX
  • 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
  • Tiny Giants 3D

    Lower yourself to the level of some of nature’s smallest creatures as they experience some gigantic adventures! Tiny Giants 3D follows a chipmunk in an untamed woodland and a grasshopper mouse in Arizona’s scorched desert as both are forced to grow up fast when they find themselves on their own and facing some ferocious rivals and predators. You will be awed by this suspenseful tale as these mighty minis use their ingenious superpowers to not only survive but to become masters of their universe.

    Recommended for ages 8 and up.

    Showtimes:

    June 5 - August 13, 2015
    Mon-Sun: 2:00 p.m.

    IMAX
  • We Are Aliens

    Showtimes:
    October 10, 2014 - June 4, 2015
    Daily: 1 p.m., 3 p.m.
    Saturday and Sunday: 11:30 a.m., 1 p.m., 3 p.m., 4:30 p.m.

    Planetarium
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