Multiple Shows Daily
Multiple Shows Daily
All planetarium shows are included with the price of museum admission and run for approximately 30 minutes. Due to COVID-19, seating is limited and available on a first-come, first-serve basis, with the doors opening for seating 10 minutes before the scheduled showtimes. The planetarium will be sanitized between shows with a fogging / misting machine.
Please note, the doors will close precisely on the hour to start all shows, and admission cannot be allowed after that time due to the dark conditions and safety concerns. All showtimes and shows are subject to change or cancellation without notice.
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.
Limited Access and a Mask/Face covering is a must inside the planetarium.
All museum staff, members, and visitors must bring and wear a mask or face-covering that covers their mouth and nose at all times while inside of the Taylor Planetarium. This requirement does not apply to children under the age of two (2) or to individuals who are unable to wear a face-covering due to a medical condition. Due to the confined spaces inside of the planetarium, a limited number of visitors will be allowed access during each show.
DARK, understanding Dark Matter
DARK explains and explores the nature of dark matter, the missing 80% of the mass of the Universe. This show is presented by Dr. Alan Duffy, an astronomer from the International Centre for Radio Astronomy Research (ICRAR) at the University of Western Australia who creates simulations of dark matter evolution inside supercomputers. Alan introduces us to the idea of dark matter, why astronomers think it exists, and explains why radio astronomy is so well-suited to its discovery. Audience Type: General.
To Space & Back
Narrated by James May, this show explores the way each of us has been changed by the discoveries made by the international space program. From the devices we use every day to the tools that are breaking new ground in medicine and engineering, we can thank space exploration for making our modern lives possible. Audience Type: General.