Dome Showtimes

October - December 23* 

Tuesday-Saturday

  • 11:30 am - One World, One Sky (with Big Bird & Elmo)
  • 12:30 pm - Legends of the Night Sky: Perseus & Andromeda
  • 2:30 pm - Stars Over Peoria 
  • 3:30 pm – Uniview: Tour the Solar System! 
  • 4:15 pm - From Earth to the Universe (Friday-Sunday only)

Sunday

  • 1:15 pm - Legends of the Night Sky: Perseus & Andromeda
  • 2:30 pm - Stars Over Peoria 
  • 3:30 pm – Uniview: Tour the Solar System!
  • 4:15 pm - From Earth to the Universe (Friday-Sunday only)

December 26-30

  • 11:30 am - One World, One Sky (with Big Bird & Elmo)
  • 12:30 pm - Legends of the Night Sky: Perseus & Andromeda
  • 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 - From Earth to the Universe

December 24 & 31 (Museum galleries close at 2 pm)

  • 11:30 am - Legends of the Night Sky: Perseus & Andromeda
  • 12:30 pm - Stars Over Peoria 
  • 1:15 pm – Uniview: Tour the Solar System!

*First Wednesday of the Month (Oct 4, Nov 1, Dec 6)

  • 11:15 am - One World, One Sky (with Big Bird & Elmo)
  • NOON - 1:00 pm - RELAX UNDER THE STARS
  • 1:15 pm - Legends of the Night Sky: Perseus & Andromeda
  • 2:30 pm - Stars Over Peoria 
  • 3:30 pm – Uniview: Tour the Solar System!

January - March

Tuesday-Saturday*

  • 11:30 am - One World, One Sky (with Big Bird & Elmo)
  • 12:30 pm - Legends of the Night Sky: Orion
  • 2:30 pm - Stars Over Peoria 
  • 3:30 pm – Uniview: Tour the Solar System! 
  • 4:15 pm - Back to the Moon for Good (Friday-Sunday only)

Sunday

  • 1:15 pm - Legends of the Night Sky: Orion
  • 2:30 pm - Stars Over Peoria 
  • 3:30 pm – Uniview: Tour the Solar System!
  • 4:15 pm - Back to the Moon for Good (Friday-Sunday only)

*First Wednesday of the Month (Jan 3, Feb 7, March 7)

  • 11:15 am - One World, One Sky (with Big Bird & Elmo)
  • NOON - 1:00 pm - RELAX UNDER THE STARS
  • 1:15 pm - Legends of the Night Sky: Orion
  • 2:30 pm - Stars Over Peoria 
  • 3:30 pm – Uniview: Tour the Solar System!

DAILY SHOWS

One World, One Sky (with Big Bird & Elmo)
A perfect introduction to the night sky for young children. Big Bird and Elmo watch a sunset, find the Big Dipper and the North Star, and take an imaginary trip to the Moon. (recorded show, 30 min)

Legends of the Night Sky: Perseus & Andromeda  
The story of Perseus and Andromeda has been told for thousands of years. After finding these fall constellations in tonight's sky, you can watch the classic story unfold with laser light animations. (laser light animation, 30 min)

Legends of the Night Sky: Orion  
Orion is the most famous and recognizable constellation in the winter sky. Learn how to find his belt of stars and his two dogs in tonight's sky, and then watch his ancient story unfold on the dome with laser light animations. (laser light animation, 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)

From Earth to the Universe
Enjoy the story of humanity's exploration of the cosmos accompanied with gorgeous images of planets, galaxies, and nebulae. (recorded show, 30 min)

Back to the Moon for Good  
It's been 45 years since the last Apollo moon landing. Learn how the Google Lunar X Prize hopes to spur on competition among private companies to land a robotic spacecraft on the moon before the end of March, and pave the way for future exploration of space. Narrated by Tim Allen (a.k.a. Buzz Lightyear). (recorded 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)