The new Taylor Planetarium
Thanks to the generosity of our donors, patrons and dedicated Members, Museum of the Rockies has brought one of the world’s most advanced technologies to the Taylor Planetarium. Called Digistar 5 and developed by Evans & Sutherland, this state-of-the-art projection system will allow visitors to experience our universe in vivid colors, visual motion and brilliant displays of light.
Experience the Aurora
Showtimes: M-F – 11am & 3pm; Sat – 10am, 1pm & 4pm; Sun – 1pm & 4pm
To showcase the amazing capability of Digistar 5, we’ve selected Experience the Aurora as our premiere show. Seven months of winter sky watching, hundreds of thousands of photographs and hundreds of hours under the spell of the Aurora have been condensed into the world’s first full dome three-hundred-sixty degree, high resolution movie of the Northern Lights. Get ready to experience the Aurora as you’ve never seen it before—in the comfort of the Taylor Planetarium!
One World, One Sky: Big Bird’s Adventure
Showtimes: Sat & Sun – 2pm
Big Bird, Elmo and their friend Hu Hu Zhu, a Muppet from the Chinese production of Sesame Street, travel from Sesame Street to the Moon in this brilliant spectacle of light and color designed for young children. One World, One Sky is a great way to introduce the littlest members of the family to astronomy.
The Big Sky Tonight
Showtimes: M-F – 1pm; Sat – 11am & 3pm; Sun – 3pm
Come learn what can be seen in the night sky right from your own backyard! This unique presentation covers seasonal constellations for the casual viewer, as well as deep sky objects for those who want to know where to point their telescopes. This program is updated regularly to show current sky events along with new images from space.
Violent Universe - A New Show at the Taylor Planetarium
Beginning May 25 | Mon-Fri: 10am, 1pm & 5pm; Sat-Sun 1pm & 5pm
From the upheaval of a giant star that explodes, to a future encounter between the Earth and a large asteroid, we will witness the forces that hold the universe together and occasionally try to rip it apart. Narrated by Patrick Stewart of Star Trek: The Next Generation and the X-Men films.
All shows and times are subject to change without notice.