Explore the inner workings of Earth’s climate system by riding along on swirling ocean and wind currents, diving into the heart of a monster hurricane, coming face-to-face with sharks and gigantic whales, and flying into roiling volcanoes.
Plunge below the ocean’s surface to explore the dynamic relationships found in deep ocean ecosystems; dig beneath the forest to see how Earth’s tallest trees rely on tiny fungi to survive; and soar to new heights to witness the intricate intersection between human and ecological networks.
Sea Monsters: A Prehistoric Adventure
Recommended for ages Grades 4 & up
Length: 40 minutes
Journey 80 million years back in time to when some of the most ferocious creatures prowled the Earth’s oceans. Interweaving ground breaking fossil finds from around the globe with cutting edge computer generated re-creations, National Geographic’s storytelling immerses you in the age when monsters ruled the seas!
Recommended for Grades 4 & up
Length: 24 minutes
Visit rare classes of eruptions that have marshaled the energy that lurks, like a sleeping dragon, beneath the surface of planet Earth. From Toba to volcanic eruptions around our solar system to Yellowstone National Park, a legendary hot spot, will these supervolcanoes erupt again our time? It’s not a question if they will, but a question of when.
Get ready for the first Total Solar Eclipse for the continental United States in 38 years. Even though Lancaster, Pa, will only see about 76% of the sun be covered by the moon on August 21, 2017, Eclipse Across America will give you all the information you need to prepare for the event, explain the celestial mechanics of eclipses, and entertain you with ancient eclipse lore that has been passed down for ages.
Eclipse Across America is a production of Jenks Public Schools in Jenks, Oklahoma.
The Accidental Astronauts
Recommended for ages Grades K to 3
Length: 32 minutes
Starting Saturday, July 1 follow the adventures of Cy and Annie and their dog Armstrong as they embark on an unexpected journey into space! Explore the Earth, Sun and Moon system with a wisecracking starship computer; bounce along with them on the surface of the Moon; get up close and personal with a solar storm; and gain a new appreciation of our home planet. Accidental Astronauts is a story written by award-winning children’s book writer Kristyn Crow.
Accidental Astronauts is a production of Clark Planetarium.
Join Sesame Street’s Big Bird and Elmo as they explore the night sky with Hu Hu Zhu, a Muppet from the Chinese co-production of Sesame Street. Together, they take an imaginary trip from Sesame Street to the starry night sky of constellations and to the moon, where they discover how different it is from Earth.
Embark on a dynamic adventure as two young explorers magically travel through the solar system aboard their handcrafted cardboard rocket. With the help of “Book”, the talking astronomy book, as their guide, the travelers seek to visit the Sun and planets.
Based on the beloved Magic Tree House book series, Magic Tree House: Space Mission launches the intrepid Jack and Annie on a fun-filled journey to discover the secrets of the Sun, Moon, planets, space travel and more.
Revel in the splendor of the various worlds in the Solar System and the ferocity of the scorching Sun. From Earth to the Universe takes you on a journey from our home to the colorful birthplaces, to beyond the Milky Way, to the unimaginable immensity of galaxies. Along the way, you’ll learn about the history of astronomy, the invention of the telescope, and today’s giant telescopes that allow us continue to probe ever deeper into the Universe.
Immerse yourself in a race to return to the Moon 40 years after the historic Apollo landings. See how a competition among privately funded international teams is ushering in a new era of lunar exploration. Learn about the Moon’s resources and discover what humanity’s future on the Moon might hold. Back To The Moon For Good presents the Google Lunar XPRIZE, and the personal stories of competition and collaboration it inspires.
Explore the relationship between the Earth, Moon and Sun with the help of Coyote, who has a lot to learn about our home planet and its neighbors. Learn why the Sun rises and sets and the basics of solar energy. Examine the Moon’s orbit, phases, craters and eclipses. Join us on an exciting journey that begins with the Earth, Moon & Sun!
Experience the power of the telescope as you explore the basics of astronomical tools. Discover the Galilean moons, Saturn’s rings, and the structure of galaxies, and learn about the discoveries of astronomers from Galileo to Edwin Hubble.
Get ready to be transported on a startling and beautiful voyage through our universe, galaxy and solar system in search of liquid water, a key ingredient for life on Earth.
Join the North Museum’s Astronomy Educators to explore the wonders of the night sky in our live planetarium show, Night Sky Tour! Witness the night sky come to life as you learn about the constellations among the stars, planets currently visible, our place in the cosmos, and more! Each of our SciDome Educators will bring their own expertise to the Night Sky Tour program, making each show a different experience.
Join our professional educators on a live journey through space! Explore the universe as we fly from deep space galaxies, soar through the solar system, and land in our own backyard to gaze at the constellations and planets visible in the night sky. Note: This live show can be customized for group experiences.
On this Cosmic Journey, get up close and personal with Jupiter, our largest planetary neighbor. Discover how this planet helped revolutionize the way we view our place in space. Join our professional educators on a mind-bending trip through a whirling tapestry of colorful clouds, gigantic raging storms, and unique moons as you explore the solar system’s fastest rotating planet.
Where does our Solar System end? Join scientists who are investigating that very question with an in-depth look at NASA’s Interstellar Boundary Explorer (IBEX) mission and how IBEX is collecting high-speed atoms to create a map the dynamic interactions between our solar system and the rest of our galaxy.go back