While visiting the exhibit hall, make sure to spend time with our Magic Planet, a 4-ft interactive globe which operates via touch-screen. With just a touch, you might choose to transform the Earth into Jupiter, explore the boundaries of tectonic plates, see our Earth at night, and so much more!
Join us on the weekends this summer for astronomy-themed "Magic Planet-oids." These are short presentations in our Magic Planet theater which will focus on recent space news and provide excitement and guidance for what to expect in the night sky.
Schedule: Saturdays at 10:30, 11:20, and 12:30; Sundays at 2:30 and 3:30
- June 8 & 9 - Jupiter
- June 15 & 16 - The Full Moon
- June 22 & 23 - Summer Solstice and Mercury
- June 29 & 30 - The Milky Way and Beyond
July 6 & 7 - Journey Through the Solar System
July 13 - Earth's Companion: The Moon (Saturday only)
July 21 - Earth's Companion: The Moon (Sunday only)
July 27 & 28 - Earth's Movements: Kinesthetic Astronomy
August 3 & 4 - Space News! What new in the Universe?
August 10& 11 - The Perseid Meteor Shower
Although this exhibit closes for fieldtrips and parties, it is usually available to members and general admission guests until 3:00pm on the weekends. Please refer to this page for schedule exceptions.