Full Dome Movies & Planetarium Shows

Koch Immersive Theater Tickets


Admission to the Museum includes a ticket to one show in the Koch Immersive Theater. To purchase individual tickets (not entrance to the museum), please see a selection a showings below. If you would like to purchase tickets for a large group, please contact the Museum at (812) 425-2406.

May Theater Schedule

Individual Ticket Prices


Not-Yet Members Adult: $7
Not-Yet Members Youth (4-17): $5
Members: $5

Please note: These ticket prices are for individual theater tickets only.  

 


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Earth to the Universe

The night sky, both beautiful and mysterious, has been the subject of campfire stories, ancient myths and awe for as long as there have been people. A desire to comprehend the Universe may well be humanity’s oldest shared intellectual experience. Yet only recently have we truly begun to grasp our place in the vast cosmos. To learn about this journey of celestial discovery, from the theories of the ancient Greek astronomers to today’s grandest telescopes, we invite you to experience From Earth to the Universe.

This stunning, 30-minute voyage through space and time conveys, through sparkling sights and sounds, the Universe revealed to us by science. Revel in the splendor of the worlds in the Solar System and our scorching Sun. Join us on a journey out to the colorful birthplaces and burial grounds of stars, and still further out beyond the Milky Way to the unimaginable immensity of a myriad galaxies. Along the way, you will learn about the history of astronomy, the invention of the telescope, and today’s giant telescopes that allow us to probe ever deeper into the Universe.

 


 

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Presented in partnership with Jim and Carol Havens

Perfect Little Planet

Our program for older children follows the antics of an alien family from another star system seeking the perfect vacation spot. Imagine the ultimate space vacation! PERFECT LITTLE PLANET will help you discover our solar system through a new set of eyes. Fly over the surface of Pluto, our best known Dwarf Planet. Dive over the ice cliffs of Miranda. Sail through the rings of Saturn. Feel the lightning storms of Jupiter and walk on the surface of Mars. Which destination would you choose? This program is a solar system journey for space travelers of all ages. 35-minutes.

Perfect Little Planet is a production of the Clark Planetarium.

 

 


 

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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 will 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.

 


 

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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.


 

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Flight of the Butterflies

Flight of the Butterflies is an interconnected scientific adventure story that spans not only thousands of miles, but generations. It is 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.


 

 

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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.


 

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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.


 

 

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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?

 

 


 

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Dinosaurs at Dusk!

Dinosaurs at Dusk is a learning adventure of a father and his teenage daughter Lucy, who share a fascination for all things that fly. You will travel back in time to meet the pterosaurs and the ancestors of modern-day birds: the feathered dinosaurs. Lucy and her father navigate from continent to continent, looking for clues about the origins of flight.When time runs out they experience first-hand the cataclysmic “last day” of the dinosaurs.

 

 

 

 

Our Traditional Planetarium Shows


Tour of the Solar System

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.

 


 

Skies Over Evansville

SKIES OVER EVANSVILLE utilizes our state-of-the-art computer graphics display system created by Evans and Sutherland, makers of Digistar®, the world’s most advanced planetarium system. We use Digistar to create the known universe including stars, galaxies, nebula, planets, comets, asteroids and exoplanets using three-dimensional, real-time computer graphics generated from a data provided by the American Museum of Natural History and NASA. Presented “live” as a traditional planetarium experience, this program typically details the visible constellations and planets of our night sky 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. 45-minutes.