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10:00 am

Science, History, All Ages

August 17

10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Included with admission

Museum Takeover: Aviation

It’s a bird, it’s a plane… it’s Museum Takeover: Aviation!

Celebrate the wonder of flight with interactive activities throughout the gallery, all about the science and history of airplanes, helicopters, kites, and even birds and bugs. It’ll be so fun, you’ll be on Cloud 9!

Museum Takeover is a monthly series where we deep dive into a particular subject with fun and educational activity stations in the exhibit gallery. Activities are open to all ages, but recommended for children 5 and older.

Museum Takeover activities are included with admission/membership.

10:30 am

Theater, Science, Kids

August 17

10:30 am - 11:00 am
$2 – $4

One World, One Sky: Big Bird’s Adventure

Join Big Bird, Elmo and their friend, Hu Hu Zhu for a look at the stars. Take an imaginary trip to our Moon, learn how to find the Big Dipper and North Star, and see how we all share the same sky.

Runtime: 23 minutes | View the trailer!

11:30 am

Theater, Science, All Ages

August 17

11:30 am - 12:00 pm
$2 – $4

CAPCOM GO! The Apollo Story

What did it take to get humans to the surface of the Moon? What challenges did the engineers, scientists, and astronauts who worked to achieve that goal face? From award winning fulldome producer NSC Creative comes their latest show, an immersive historical documentary that showcases the achievements of the Apollo program and what it took to put the first human on the Moon.

Runtime: 25 minutes | View the trailer!

1:00 pm

Theater, Science, All Ages

August 17

1:00 pm - 1:30 pm
$2 – $4

Dream to Fly

Since the beginning of history, people have dreamed of flying. Tales of mythical dragon flights thrilled ancient dreamers. Storytellers wove airy fantasies of magic carpet rides. Leonardo da Vinci stoked the dreams of flight with his fantastic drawings and through his eyes, we learned to look to nature for the secrets of flight. Dream To Fly is a poetic and touching story of aviation development through the ages. It presents the significant milestones on our route to conquering the skies – both in terms of technological breakthroughs, as well as our perceptions of flying itself.

Runtime: 35 minutes | View the trailer!

2:00 pm

Theater, Science, All Ages

August 17

2:00 pm - 2:30 pm
$2 – $4

CAPCOM GO! The Apollo Story

What did it take to get humans to the surface of the Moon? What challenges did the engineers, scientists, and astronauts who worked to achieve that goal face? From award winning fulldome producer NSC Creative comes their latest show, an immersive historical documentary that showcases the achievements of the Apollo program and what it took to put the first human on the Moon.

Runtime: 25 minutes | View the trailer!

2:30 pm

Science, All Ages

August 17

2:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Free

Ferret Feeding Frenzy

Visit with the museum’s very own live black-footed ferrets – who knows, you might become BFFs with our BFFs! Join us every Saturday & Sunday in Natural Areas Exhibit Zone at 2:30pm to watch as our furry friends tear into their weekend meal. Not for the squeamish or faint of heart… you’ve been warned!

 

3:00 pm

Theater, Science, All Ages

August 17

3:00 pm - 3:30 pm
$2 – $4

Explore

Have you ever wondered how spacecraft navigate quickly and accurately to Earth orbit and beyond? Find out in EXPLORE, an odyssey to the planet Mars through the lens of humanity’s fascination with the stars — from ancient stargazers and astrologers to the breakthrough discoveries of Nicolaus Copernicus and Johannes Kepler.

Runtime: 27 minutes  | View the trailer!

4:00 pm

Theater, All Ages

August 17

4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
$18 – $20

SAMSKARA

Experience the fulldome artwork SAMSKARA, an ongoing project inspired by the amazing digital artwork of Android Jones and created in collaboration with 360ART. This piece is based on ancient Vedic tales and Sanskrit mantras. A journey through consciousness, beyond the mind, to discover the inner self, SAMSKARA takes the audience from creation, through evolution, corruption, conflict and destruction, to eventual rebirth and a path to enlightenment. Join us on the continuing spiritual journey.

$20/$18 for members. Pre-registration is recommended.

Event Schedule
Note, your ticket is good for the showtime you select. However, the museum will also be open during the entire event so come by before and stick around after your showtime to explore!

4:00pm – 1st showtime
5:00pm – 2nd showtime
6:00pm – 3rd showtime
7:00pm – 4th showtime
8:00pm – Museum closed

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