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., 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
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.
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.
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.
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.