This year, add a dash of science fun to your holiday traditions by visiting the TJC Earth & Space Science Center! We have several winter-themed shows including the popular “Mystery of the Christmas Star,” and the holiday music show “Let It Snow.” We also have great winter-themed science shows such as “Mountain Adventure” and “Extreme Auroras” in our holiday lineup. Read more about the shows below and click the links to each one to purchase tickets!
Children’s Show | Purchase Tickets
Planetarium shows suitable for children ages 10 & under such as: Accidental Astronauts; Little Star That Could; From the Blue Planet to the Red Planet; Earth, Moon, & Sun; Secret of the Cardboard Rocket; and Dinosaur Passage to Pangaea.
Let It Snow (Holiday Music Show) | Purchase Tickets
“Let it Snow” features a new variety of festive classics from Frank Sinatra and Chuck Berry to Burl Ives and Brenda Lee, and includes a stunning multi-media finale by the Trans Siberian Orchestra. The soundtrack is visually enhanced with thematic animation, laser imagery, special effects and all-dome scenery in the audiovisual setting of the Planetarium’s Hansen Dome Theatre. This 32-minute program is a fun and entertaining experience for all ages, especially families!
Forward! To The Moon | Purchase Tickets
In this exciting program, Kari Byron from Crash Test World and MythBusters launches us on a journey beyond the Earth towards a sustainable future in space. NASA’s 21st century Artemis program, named after the Greek moon Goddess and twin of Apollo, is the next step in our mission to explore the universe and land the first woman and person of color on the surface of the Moon.
Season of Light | Purchase Tickets
Season of Light explores the reasons humans are so fascinated with lighting up our lives during the December holiday season. It’s an exploration of the astronomical meanings behind seasonal traditions, including the “Star over Bethlehem”. This show traces the history and development of many of the world’s most endearing holiday customs, all of which involve lighting up the winter season — from the burning Yule log, sparkling Christmas tree lights and candles in windows, to the lighting of luminarias in the American Southwest and the traditional ritual of the Hanukkah Menorah.
Mountain Adventure (New for 2021) | Purchase Tickets
Follow Olympian Torah Bright as she journeys through the world’s longest chain of mountain ranges extending from Antarctica all the way to Alaska. Along the journey, Torah will ride with backcountry legend Jeremy Jones and free-skiing superstar Sammy Carlson. Together, they will encounter penguins, polar bears, and other wildlife, and meet with scientists and environmentalists to uncover a deeper understanding of our mountain ecosystems.
Mystery of the Christmas Star |Purchase Tickets
Journey back over 2000 years to Bethlehem as we seek to discover a scientific explanation for the star the wise men followed to find the baby Jesus. This modern retelling of the Christmas story is sure to charm and captivate audiences of all ages.
Extreme Auroras | Purchase Tickets
Extreme Auroras is a visual feast. Award winning photographer Ole Salomonsen lives in the Arctic. Join him as he journeys through northern Norway, Finland, and Sweden in pursuit of his passion to film nature’s wildest and most spectacular light show: the aurora borealis, or northern lights.
Dec 17 Rock the Dome: Holidays
7pm- Laser Holidays | Purchase Tickets
This popular program features a mix of everyone’s favorite holiday music, from the classical to the modern, all set to fantastic laser light. Laser Holidays is a fun experience for everyone and gives new meaning to the term “holiday lights” – holiday LASER lights!
8pm- Let It Snow | Purchase Tickets
Gift Membership | Purchase Membership
Enjoy unlimited visits to the planetarium with a membership. You may purchase online, or inquiry at the museum.