Current Shows and Showtimes

MOR Stellar Performances

Taylor Planetarium

Join us for a breathtaking view of the cosmos!

The Taylor Planetarium at Museum of the Rockies offers Digistar 4K digital projection on a 40-foot dome. 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.


Monday – Friday
11 a.m.  |   Cosmic Castaways
1 p.m.   |   Experience the Aurora
3 p.m.   |   Cosmic Castaways

Saturday – Sunday
10 a.m.  |   The Secret of the Cardboard Rocket
11 a.m.  |   Cosmic Castaways
12 p.m. |   Cosmic Castaways
1 p.m.   |   Experience the Aurora
2 p.m.   |   The Big Sky Tonight
3 p.m.   |   Cosmic Castaways
4 p.m.   |   Experience the Aurora

NEW! Cosmic Castaways
There are places where the night sky has no constellations. No Orion, no Big Dipper, nothing but a few lonely, far away stars and a few faint, ghostly patches of light. Most stars lie within the crowded boundaries of galaxies, traveling with their brothers and sisters in a vast galactic family. However, some find themselves on their own, deep within voids between the galaxies. These are the cosmic castaways.

Experience the Aurora
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 the quest to find and photograph the Aurora for wraparound display in planetariums.

The Secret of the Cardboard Rocket (Children’s Show)
Adventure through the solar system in the Cardboard Rocket! Travel with two children and their navigator, the talking astronomy book. Visit the Sun, the planets, the Moon and more.

The Big Sky Tonight
Before you head out under the stars, head into the planetarium to see what will be up tonight! We will investigate winter and spring stars, planets, constellations, and a few fun, deep space objects for those who want to know where to point their optics. This original production of the Taylor Planetarium is regularly updated as astronomy events happen to show current sky events.

NEW! 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. Discover the secrets of our star in this planetarium show and experience never-before-seen images of the Sun’s violent surface in immersive full-dome format.

Einstein’s Gravity Playlist
Produced at Montana State University, this original Taylor Planetarium show explores Einstein’s famous theory that predicted the existence of gravitational waves through their discovery in February 2016. Sir Arthur Eddington viewed a total solar eclipse on May 29, 1919 that confirmed Einstein’s theory. Join us in commemorating the 100th anniversary of this famous event with this show.


Monday – Friday
11 a.m., 1 p.m., and 3 p.m. | Our Sun, Our Living Star

Saturday – Sunday
10 a.m.  |   The Secret of the Cardboard Rocket
11 a.m.  |   Our Sun, Our Living Star
12 p.m. |   Einstein's Gravity Playlist
1 p.m.   |   Our Sun, Our Living Star
2 p.m.   |   The Big Sky Tonight
3 p.m.   |   Our Sun, Our Living Star
4 p.m.   |   Einstein's Gravity Playlist



Permanent Exhibit - See schedule on this page.


Museum Lobby


Included with admission

Exhibit Photos

Click to view larger.


Siebel Dinosaur Complex

Current Shows and Showtimes

Explore Yellowstone

Paugh History Hall