Planetarium

planetarium photo copy 2Experience the night sky in Discovery Center's Planetarium. Our multimedia astronomy presentations cover planets, stars, space exploration, and constellations. Stop in for a show that will keep you gazing at the stars!

Show tickets are $1.00/person for the general public and $.50 for members. 

Schedule:  

 

Memorial Day - Labor Day - Daily shows (Saturday- Thrusday)

11:00 - Live Pre-K show or One World, One Sky: Big Bird's Adventure
1:00 - Live Night Sky show or Earth, Sun and Moon
3:00 - Live Night Sky show or Earth, Sun and Moon

 

September - May - Weekend shows and some holidays

11:00 - Live Pre-K show or One World, One Sky: Big Bird's Adventure
1:00 - Live Night Sky show or Earth, Sun and Moon
3:00 - Live Night Sky show or Earth, Sun and Moon

 

Shows:  

 

One World, One Sky: Big Bird's Adventure

Recommended for children ages 4-7 and their families.

Big Bird and Elmo explore the night sky and discover that we see the same phases of the moon as our friends across the world!

 

Earth, Sun and Moon

Recommended for children ages 7+

This planetarium show explores the relationship between Earth, Moon and Sun with the help of Coyote, an amusing character adapted from Native American oral traditions. Coyote has many misconceptions about our home planet and its most familiar neighbors. His confusion about the universe makes viewers think about how Earth, Moon and Sun work together as a system and learn to distinguish between myths and science.

 

Discover the Stars

Recommended for ages 7+

Experience the night sky in Discovery Center's planetarium! Shows are tailored to school-age children and older and talk about planets, stars, space exploration and constellations. Shows are approximately 30 minutes. 

  

 

The planetarium system is a gift from the Kiwanis Club of Rockford.

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