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OtterBox Digital Dome Theater

The OtterBox Digital Dome Theater illuminates the universe with stunning clarity and brilliance. Journey through the nearly inexhaustible supply of stars adorning the night sky and uncover the most mysterious and beautiful sights in the solar system. Also featuring a number of fulldome films, the Digital Dome Theater will display breathtaking presentations on its gigantic 35-foot diameter dome screen. Adventurers of all ages can journey to the beginnings of life and travel the cosmos without leaving their seats!

Want your group to experience the Digital Dome Theater? Simply click here to schedule a group visit!


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November 2018

Theater, Science, Kids

November 13

11:30 am - 12:00 pm
$5 – $7

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!

Theater, Science, All Ages

November 13

2:00 pm - 2:30 pm
$5 – $7

Life: A Cosmic Story

How did life on Earth begin? Find out on this journey through time. Witness key events since the Big Bang that set the stage for life. See the first stars ignite, galaxies coalesce and entire worlds take shape. On a young Earth, two scenarios for the dawn of life are presented – one near a turbulent, deep-sea, hydro-thermal vent, and the other in a primordial hot puddle on a volcanic island.

Runtime: 25 minutes | View the trailer!

Theater, Science, History, All Ages

November 13

3:00 pm - 3:30 pm
$5 – $7

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!

Theater, Music, All Ages

November 13

4:00 pm - 4:30 pm
$5 – $7

Experience The Aurora

Over seven months in the Arctic Circle, crews captured timelapse images of the Aurora Borealis with high resolution digital SLR cameras outfitted with fisheye lenses. The results are spectacular. For the first time the aurora has been captured as it was meant to be experienced, as a display that covers the entire sky. This immersive show shares the science behind the aurora and tells the story of our quest to find and photograph the aurora.

Runtime: 27 minutes | View the trailer!

Theater, Music, Teens, Adults

November 13

7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

DomeLab Meetup

DomeLab at FCMoD is an open meetup for anyone who wants to stretch their creativity in the dome. Whether you are a digital artist, painter, musician, DJ, VJ, photographer, or even a programmer this is for you! DomeLab is open and free to anyone interested in creating and collaborating on projects of all types so bring your creativity and #doitinadome!

For more information about DomeLab click here to join our Facebook group.

Theater, Science, Kids

November 14

11:30 am - 12:00 pm
$5 – $7

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!

Theater, Science, All Ages

November 14

2:00 pm - 2:30 pm
$5 – $7

Incoming!

Embark on a journey back in time and across the Solar System, following the paths of asteroids and comets that have collided with Earth—and those that roam far from home. These ancient objects travel billions of years before reaching Earth, and their impact can be so powerful that just one collision can change the course of life on our planet.

Runtime: 22 minutes | View the trailer!

Theater, Science, History, All Ages

November 14

3:00 pm - 3:30 pm
$5 – $7

Phantom of the Universe

From the journey of protons racing through the world’s largest particle collider in Europe to up-close views of the Big Bang and emergent universe, and the nearly mile-deep descent to an underground experiment in South Dakota, Phantom of the Universe will immerse audiences in the manifold search for dark matter.

Runtime: 30 minutes | View the trailer!

Theater, Science, History, All Ages

November 14

4:00 pm - 4:30 pm
$5 – $7

Explore

From breathtaking landscapes, to violent volcanic eruptions, to Saturn’s icy rings, New Horizons transports you on a majestic journey through the planets and moons of our celestial neighborhood. Our journey begins as we follow a comet through interplanetary space. On each of our exotic ports of call, real data and images from modern space probes are transformed into stunning wrap-around visualizations.

Runtime: 27 minutes  | View the trailer!

Theater, Kids

November 15

10:15 am - 11:00 am
$4 – $5

Storytime in the Dome: Over on the Farm

Join us in the OtterBox Digital Dome Theater as we take a trip to the farm where pigs roll, goats nibble, horses gallop and turkeys strut! This interactive story allows children to practice counting and identify animals while having fun on the farm.

After seeing the pages turn on the big screen, join us in the Learning Labs for a farm-themed craft!

$5 per child / $4 for members- caregivers are free

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