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.
10 a.m. | The Sun, Our Living Star
11 a.m. | Capcom-Go!
12 p.m. | The Secret of the Cardboard Rocket
1 p.m. | The Sun, Our Living Star
2 p.m. | Capcom-Go!
3 p.m. | The Big Sky Tonight
4 p.m. | Capcom-Go!
To celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 Moon landing, we bring you an immersive, historical documentary that showcases the achievements of the Apollo program and what it took to put the first human on the Moon. It introduces a new generation to the immense challenges they overcame and will inspire them to become the explorers, designers, engineers, thinkers, and dreamers of the future.
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.
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.