Dome Showtimes

December 2018

Tuesday – Saturday

  • 11:30 am – Santa's Secret Star
  • 12:30 pm – Solar Superstorms
  •   2:30 pm – Stars Over Peoria 
  •   3:30 pm – Uniview: Tour the Solar System
  •   4:15 pm – Dawn of the Space Age (Friday – Sunday Only)

Sunday

  •   1:15 pm – Solar Superstorms
  •   2:30 pm – Stars Over Peoria 
  •   3:30 pm – Uniview: Tour the Solar System
  •   4:15 pm – Dawn of the Space Age

DEC 24 & 31 (museum closes at 2:00 pm)

  • 11:30 am – Santa's Secret Star
  • 12:30 pm – Stars Over Peoria
  •   1:15 pm – Uniview: Tour the Solar System

DEC 26 – 29

  • 11:30 am – Santa's Secret Star
  • 12:30 pm – Solar Superstorms
  •   1:15 pm – Uniview: Tour the Solar System
  •   2:30 pm – Stars Over Peoria
  •   3:30 pm – Uniview: Tour the Solar System
  •   4:15 pm – Dawn of the Space Age

JAN – MAR 2019

Tuesday – Saturday*

  • 11:30 am – One World, One Sky with Big Bird & Elmo
  • 12:30 pm – Solar Superstorms
  •   2:30 pm – Stars Over Peoria 
  •   3:30 pm – Uniview: Tour the Solar System
  •   4:15 pm – Legends of the Night Sky: Orion (Friday – Sunday Only)

Sunday

  •   1:15 pm – Solar Superstorms
  •   2:30 pm – Stars Over Peoria 
  •   3:30 pm – Uniview: Tour the Solar System
  •   4:15 pm – Legends of the Night Sky: Orion

*First Wednesday of the Month (Jan 2, Feb 6, Mar 6) 

  • 11:15 am – One World, One Sky with Big Bird & Elmo
  •     NOON – RELAX UNDER THE STARS (FREE)
  •   1:15 pm – Solar Superstorms
  •   2:30 pm – Stars Over Peoria 
  •   3:30 pm – Uniview: Tour the Solar System

SHOW DESCRIPTIONS

Santa's Secret Star
Visit Santa at the North Pole while learning about the North Star and other celestial objects in the night sky. FOR YOUNG AUDIENCES. (recorded show, 30 min)

One World, One Sky with Big Bird & Elmo
Visit with Big Bird and Elmo on Sesame Street as they watch the sky and learn about the Sun, Moon, and stars. FOR YOUNG AUDIENCES. (recorded show, 30 min)

Solar Superstorms
Learn how a big, hot, glowing ball of plasma like our star, the Sun, works. Prepare to be mesmerized and awed by the dynamics of the Sun's turbulent surface and its scorching hot atmosphere. (recorded show, 30 min)

Stars Over Peoria
Learn about the stars and planets that you can see overhead this season in this interactive program. Hop through constellations, learn cool star names, and discover where the moon and planets will be in the current sky. Zoom in and take a closer look at the planets visible in the night sky! (live show, 30 min)

Uniview: Tour the Solar System
Our Uniview software allows us to turn the planetarium into a pretend-spaceship. After a short introduction, you can choose our destination from among the many planets and moons of the Solar System. Our astronomy experts will give you an interactive tour of the Solar System! (live show, 30 min)

Dawn of the Space Age
This December marks the 50th anniversary of Apollo 8, the first mission to venture beyond Earth to another destination in space: the Moon. This recorded fulldome show recreates the exciting drama and adventure of the 1960s space race between the United States and Soviet Union.(recorded show, 45 min)

Legends of the Night Sky: Orion
Immerse yourself in a dark winter sky as you familiarize yourself with the wonders of the constellation Orion and his nearby companions. Hear the ancient myth of Orion retold through animation with red, green, and blue lasers. (live/laser show, 30 min)

Relax under the Stars
Begin by finding the planets, bright stars, and recognizable constellations currently gracing our evening skies. Then relax for the remaining hour while stars and beautiful images of the cosmos pass overhead on the dome, accompanied by serene space music. (free show, 1 hr)