Planetarium Show Information

Planetarium Shows

Shows available to the public are available on weekday evenings and Saturday.    Join us in Utah’s 2nd largest planetarium as we explore the amazing features of our universe.

Weekdays 4pm-9pm
Saturdays 10am-9pm

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NO LATE ENTRY – Doors close 5 minutes after show start time

Double Feature:
Journey to the Centre of the Milky Way
Ice Worlds

Ice Worlds is a tour of the icy landscapes of our solar system ‘ especially our home planet Earth.  Explore the critical relationship between ice and life ‘ a tale of friend and foe, enabling, challenging, supporting and adapting ‘ that has developed over millions of years.

Journey to the Centre of the Milky Way embarks on a journey from the driest place on Earth, the Atacama Desert in Chile right to the centre of our own galaxy, where a black hole is consuming anything that strays into its path. 84 million stars will appear in front of your eyes, each hiding mysteries waiting to be solved.

Duration:40 Minutes

IBEX: Search for the Edge of the Solar System

Join us as we follow NASA’s Interstellar Boundary Explorer spacecraft on its journey to study the unique boundary between our Solar System and the rest of our galaxy.  Get an in depth look at how NASA scientists have designed IBEX to handle the rigors of the unknown as it collects high speed atoms to create a map of our Solar System’s boundary.

Duration: 40 Minutes

Holst’s Planetary Suite

Relax to a tour of the planets that inspired Gustav Holst to compose one our most beloved orchestral suites.
Mars, the Bringer of War
Venus, The Bringer of Peace
Mercury, the Winged Messenger
Jupiter, the Bringer of Jollity
Saturn, the Bringer of Old Age
Uranus, the Magician
Neptune, the Mystic

Duration: 55 Minutes

Beginner’s Guide to the Galaxy

Every evening our astronomy experts will be offering a live guided experience on how to navigate the stars and become more familiar with the night sky.  Time is given to allow you as guests to ask questions so we can help everyone to learn and appreciate the wonders above us.

Duration 50 Minutes

Stargazer Nights

Having a hard time seeing what’s out there on your own?  Journey with us as we discover more about our home planet and the universe in a casual and interactive setting.  Our staff will share some of their favorite scientific findings as well as take a look at your requested features within our universe.  Stargazer shows occur on Thursday and Saturday evenings.

Duration 50 Minutes

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Frequently Asked Questions

What if we arrive late for a show?

Patrons will not be permitted into the planetarium once the seating process is completed.  Doors will open 5 minutes before the show time and close 5 minutes after.  This is due to the nature of planetarium shows and the need to maintain a dark environment.  Patrons that leave the planetarium during a show will not be permitted to return to their seats.  If an item needs to be retrieved, please seek out a staff member for assistance.

Are there age restrictions for planetarium shows?

Out of courtesy for all guests, patrons of the Planetarium must be able to sit appropriately quiet in their own seat for the duration of the show.  For safety reasons we do not provide booster seats and ask that guests not stand on the seating.  A child is permitted to sit on their parent’s lap to help with this situation so long as the child’s feet are not on a nearby seat.

Are there flashing lights within the experience? Possible seizure risks for sensitive individuals?

Yes, the simulators and planetarium often have dramatic changes to lighting or other content which is more likely to trigger seizures due to flashing lights or other causes.  When you arrive you can request for our staff to mitigate some of these effects.  Though it should be noted that some elements are automated and difficult to eliminate completely.

How do I reserve wheelchair seating in the planetarium?

There are 4 wheelchair spots and 4 adjacent seats located in the planetarium.  Please call ahead to reserve one of these seats when completing your ticket purchase.  Our software is unable to track this aspect and so our staff will accommodate your needs over the phone or make you aware if seating isn’t available for a particular show.

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