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MOR Stellar Performances

Taylor Planetarium

Join us for a breathtaking view of the cosmos!

The Taylor Planetarium at Museum of the Rockies joins only a handful of planetariums in the world that offer advanced, Digistar 5 projection technologies. Developed by Evans & Sutherland, this state-of-the-art projection system allows visitors to experience our universe and our world in vivid colors, dramatic motion and brilliant displays of light. Each show runs for approximately 30 minutes. We suggest getting to your seat 10 minutes before Showtime as the doors close precisely on the hour.

Taylor Planetarium Showtimes for May 27 ­– August 31, 2017

Monday - Friday
10 am | The Hot and Energetic Universe
11 am | Beyond the Stars
12 pm | The Dinosaur Prophecy
  1 pm | The Hot and Energetic Universe
  2 pm | Einstein’s Gravity Playlist
  3 pm | Beyond the Stars
  4 pm | The Hot and Energetic Universe
  5 pm | The Dinosaur Prophecy

Saturday - Sunday
10 am | The Hot and Energetic Universe
11 am | Beyond the Stars
12 pm | One World, One Sky: Big Bird’s Adventure
  1 pm | The Hot and Energetic Universe
  2 pm | Einstein’s Gravity Playlist
  3 pm | Beyond the Stars
  4 pm | The Hot and Energetic Universe
  5 pm | The Dinosaur Prophecy

The Hot and Energetic Universe
This show presents the fascinating world of High Energy Astrophysics as it plays a key role in understanding our hot and mighty universe. High Energy Astrophysics probes hot gas in clusters of galaxies and supermassive black holes in the centers of galaxies. It provides important information about our galaxy, neutron stars, supernova remnants, and stars like our Sun. Learn about your hot and energetic universe through remarkable images and realistic immersive visualizations!

Einstein’s Gravity Playlist - New Original Show!
Come and see the world premiere of the first original production in the digital Taylor Planetarium. This show, produced at Montana State University, will explore Einstein’s famous theory that predicted the existence of gravitational waves through their discovery in February 2016. Join Lucia, a Ph.D. student in physics, on an exploration of how gravitational waves are formed, how they move through the universe, and how scientists like her work to hear them.

The Dinosaur Prophecy - New Show!
Long before dinosaurs’ massive extinction 65 million years ago, many individual species simply disappeared. Visit dinosaur graveyards, study their bones, and reconstruct how these creatures lived and died to solve four famous cold cases from the age of the dinosaurs.

Beyond the Stars - New Show!
As we enter into spring, join us for a fresh twist on our night sky updates. As Charles Messier searched for comets, he discovered and cataloged many “fuzzy” objects he saw through his telescope. Today we use this list as a reference to search for deep sky objects with our backyard telescopes. This spring, we’ll begin with galaxies from this list, and go on a marathon journey into your nighttime sky.

One World One Sky: Big Bird’s Adventure
Follow along with Big Bird, Elmo, and their friend from China, Hu Hu Zhu, as they take you on a journey of discovery to learn about the Big Dipper, North Star, Sun, and Moon. This 25-minute show is excellent for our younger viewers as it aims to nurture a child’s natural sense of wonder about the night sky.

All shows and times are subject to change without notice.

EXHIBIT DETAILS

EXHIBIT DATES

Permanent Exhibit

Location

Museum Lobby

Admission

Included with Museum admission.

Exhibit Photos

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MOR EXHIBITS

Siebel Dinosaur Complex

Current Shows and Showtimes

Living History Farm

Martin Children’s Discovery Center