Events for Monday, August 21, 2017
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
Daily: 2:15 p.m.
Saturday & Sunday: 4 p.m.
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
Monday-Friday: 10:30 a.m., 11:45 a.m., 1 p.m., 3:30 p.m.
Saturday & Sunday: 10:30 a.m., 11:45 a.m., 1 p.m., 3:30 p.m., 4:30 p.m.
Explore space like never before in the live show Destination Solar System!
This out of-this-world tour, departing from Gates Planetarium, takes place on board the Space Express. Travel hundreds of millions of miles in just seconds with Jesse, an enthusiastic, knowledgeable—but inexperienced—tour guide, and Max, a highly advanced, fully integrated onboard computer. Tours of the hottest hot spots and the coldest, stormiest, and most spectacular sights in the solar system await curious space explorers of all ages.
Daily: 11: a.m., 1:30 p.m.
June 16–January 1, 2017
Imagine if your jaws could crush 8,000 pounds in one bite, your punch could break through aquarium glass, and your ears could act as air conditioners. From the inside out, every living thing is a machine built to survive. The new temporary exhibition, Nature’s Amazing Machines, uses real objects, scientific models, and fun activities to show the marvels of natural engineering. Discover how a giraffe’s heart pumps blood up its long neck, how a toucan stays cool in the jungle, how insects breathe without lungs, and how it might feel to fly. You will also see technological breakthroughs such as Velcro, wind turbines, and chainsaws where humans mined and mimicked the ingenuity deep in nature’s invisible workings.
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
Daily: 10 a.m.
It’s never too early to plan the experience of a lifetime! Boldly journey into the centerline of a total solar eclipse with Museum space scientist Ka Chun Yu. On this day of spectacular solar sighting, you’ll discover the science behind this incredible natural phenomena. This one-day trip includes bus transportation, solar viewing glasses, and a box lunch. Click here for full details.
Monday, August 21, 2017
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