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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.
Please arrive early. The show will start at 10:30 a.m.
Runtime: 23 minutes | View the trailer
Explore is the story of humanity’s fascination with the stars — from ancient stargazers and astrologers to the breakthrough discoveries of Nicolaus Copernicus and Johannes Kepler. Today’s explorers depend on Kepler’s genius for their work in space. Enjoy a beautifully visualized trip through the history of astronomy.
Please arrive early. The show will start at 11:15 a.m.
Runtime: 27 minutes | View the trailer
Grateful Dead 360 Music Show
Explore music in a new light in the Otterbox Digital Dome Theater! Sit back and relax as you listen to your favorite artist’s top songs and watch as colorful visuals fly across the screen.
FCMoD’s music series has something for everyone – from throwbacks of rock idols to the chart topping hits of today’s artists. The Dome’s 360° state-of-the-art digital projection systems bring these shows to life, while our booming surround sound system will have you hearing your favorite artists like never-before.
Please arrive early. The show will start at 2 p.m.
Runtime: 60 minutes.
The Sun, Our Living Star
The Sun has shone on our world for four and a half billion years. The light that warms our skin today has been felt by every person who has ever lived. It is our nearest star and our planet’s powerhouse, the source of the energy that drives our winds, our weather and all life.
The passage of the Sun’s fiery disc across the sky — day by day, month by month — was the only way to keep track of time for countless past civilizations. Don’t be fooled by the terminology; although it is a typical dwarf star, the Sun consumes 600 million tons of hydrogen each second and is 500 times as massive as all the planets combined.
Discover the secrets of our star in this planetarium show and experience never-before-seen images of the Sun’s violent surface in immersive fulldome format. Our team has worked with some of the most talented planetarium producers to bring you this visually striking planetarium show about the most important star in our lives.
Runtime: 25 minutes