Forces of Nature

Get up close and personal to nature’s most powerful and extreme forces. Cameras capture erupting volcanoes, devastating earthquakes, and powerful storms as a team of scientists travel the world in an attempt to figure out what causes these dangerous, yet undeniably thrilling natural occurrences. Putting their lives on the line in the name of scientific discovery, these experts forge their way through volcanic flows, along treacherous fault lines, and in cars heading straight into a raging tornado.

The Dark Matter Mystery

What keeps Galaxies together? What are the building blocks of the Universe? What makes the Universe look the way it looks today? Researchers all around the world try to answer these questions. We know today that approximately a quarter of the Universe is filled with a mysterious glue: Dark Matter. We know that it is out there. But we have no idea what it is made out of.
This planetarium show takes you on the biggest quest of contemporary astrophysics. You will see why we know that Dark Matter exists, and how this search is one of the most challenging and exciting searches science has to offer. Join the scientists on their hunt for Dark Matter with experiments in space and deep underground. Will they be able to solve the Dark Matter Mystery?

Dinosaurs at Dusk

In this fast-paced fulldome show, we follow the adventures of a father and his teenage daughter, Lucy, who share a fascination for all things that fly. They travel back in time, navigating from continent to continent, exploring an Earth teeming with pterosaurs and the ancestors of modern-day birds — the feathered dinosaurs. Father and daughter hike through rain forests, scale ice cliffs, sail over primordial oceans, parachute into a vast sinkhole in their search for the first flying animals, and when time runs out, they experience the cataclysmic “last day” of the dinosaurs.

Sea Monsters

Journey 80 million years back in time to an age when mighty dinosaurs dominated the land – and an equally astonishing assortment of ferocious creatures swam, hunted, and fought for survival beneath the vast, mysterious prehistoric seas. Stunning photo-realistic imagery re-creates the perilous underwater realm of two young, dolphin-sized marine reptiles called Dolichorhynchops, or Dollies, and follows their incredible journey through waters ruled by some of the most awesome predators ever to prowl the Earth’s oceans.

Back to the Moon for Good

Solar System Tour

Presented “live” as a traditional planetarium experience, this program typically details our solar system while allowing visitors to grasp our unique place in space. The program includes interaction with the presenter, and those attending are encouraged to ask questions.

Flight of the Butterflies

Flight of the Butterflies is an interconnected scientific adventure story that spans not only thousands of miles, but generations. It’s about the remarkable Monarch butterfly migration, the most incredible migration on Earth, and the determined scientist who spent 40 years trying to discover exactly where the butterflies mysteriously disappeared when they flew south for winter

One World, One Sky

Produced by Sesame Workshop, the non-profit educational organization behind Sesame Street®, One World, One Sky: Big Bird’s Adventure, is a cross-cultural planetarium show geared toward children ages 4 to 6. Through the lens of astronomy, children join Elmo, Big Bird and a Muppet from China named Hu Hu Zhu to explore the night sky. 30-minutes

One World One Sky, Big Bird’s Adventure is a production of the Adler Planetarium, Distributed by Sky-Skan.

Microcosm: The Adventure Within

At the Center of Miniaturized Medicine in the year 2053, you’ll shrink down to the size of a microbe and get injected into a patient who is suffering an infection from a mysterious virus. This high-speed immersive adventure is not only exciting, but educational as well. Traveling from the base of the eye to the interior of the heart, you’ll explore exotic ports of call in CMM Probe Alpha with its robotic outboard scout vehicle. As you piece together the clues the virus has left behind, you’ll race against time to save the patient on your roller-coaster ride through the body. Laser battles, genetic weapons, and lots of surprises along the way make this a show audiences will want to experience again and again.

Wildest Weather in the Solar System

Join National Geographic on a spectacular journey to witness the most beautiful, powerful and mysterious weather phenomena in the solar system. From a storm the size of a 100-megaton hydrogen bomb to a 400-year-old hurricane to a dust tempest that could engulf entire planets, you’ll be glad you live on Earth! Audiences will fly through the thick atmosphere of Venus, magnetic storms on the sun, liquid methane showers on Titan, and anticyclones whirling at hundreds of miles per hour on Jupiter.