The Christmas Story

This fulldome show is about the traditional picture book of the Christmas Story, offering a wonderful experience for children and adults in the Planetarium. It brings the traditional Christmas Story to life for you and your family. You accompany Mary and Joseph from the Annunciation by the angel Gabriel in Nazareth to the search for a room in overcrowded Bethlehem.

Stand before King Herod in his great palace, alongside the three Wise Men from the East. Visit the shepherds and their flocks in a field and, in a stable, find the child in a manger.

Duration: 27 minutes

Suitable for all ages.



Two eclipses cross the US in 2023 and 2024 – an annular on October 14, 2023 and a total eclipse on April 8, 2024! Everyone in the continental US will experience at least a partial solar eclipse on April 8. Total solar eclipses are a rare and beautiful phenomena, and in this new planetarium show you will learn how eclipses happen, how to safely view one, and where these two eclipses take place. You will learn the history of eclipse watchers and how to observe safely. Texas is the nexus where the annular eclipse of 2023 and the total solar eclipse of 2024 cross! The next solar eclipse to cross the US is in 2045 so don’t miss this one!!


AUDIENCE: All audiences
LENGTH: 24 min, 10 min
LANGUAGES: English, Spanish
SUBTITLES: English, Spanish


Pursuing the Dwarfs

The categorisation of Dwarf Planets splits the world into two parts: one that loved Pluto as planet and the others who preferred simpler cataloging of celestial bodies.

Dwarf planets are the worlds too small to be considered as fully-fledged planets, but large enough not to be classified as asteroids. They were born the same way as our eight Planets, but somehow along the way, they stopped developing further. These embryonic planets hold the key to the secrets of planetary evolution.

Join us as we take a glimpse of the wee class of Dwarf Planets in our fulldome show ‘Pursuing the Dwarfs’.

Show details

Duration: 15 min.
Audience: General
Audio: 5.1 Surround Sound (Separate channels available)
Narration: English, French, Russian, Dutch (Can be dubbed in other languages)


A Tale of Scale

A Tale of Scale is a delightful short feature in the format of a poem. This show is about the size comparison of Planets and Stars. This show achieves a very unique way of representing the size comparison. With the help of fun filled motion graphics, cute fable, rhyming script and melodious music, the show will put a smile on your face and is very much adored by young audiences and is suitable for all ages!

Show details

Duration: 5 min.
Audience: General


Earth’s Wild Ride

Imagine that the Earth was a distant place that you once called home but could never visit again. What would you remember most about the planet, and how would you describe it to someone who had never been there?

Set on the surface of the Moon in the year 2081, a grandfather and granddaughter are watching a solar eclipse from the scenic cliffs overlooking their moon colony. They discuss the contrasts between the moon, the only home the granddaughter knows, and the Earth, where the grandfather has spent most of his life.

As they watch the Moon’s shadow move across the Earth, the grandfather tells stories of crashing asteroids, erupting volcanoes, roaring dinosaurs, and more. The stories are experienced by the viewers, beginning with a view through the telescope of the dynamic Earth; a stark contrast with the unchanging lunar landscape.

EARTH’S WILD RIDE is like many tales shared by grandparents over the centuries, except “the old country” is really another planet, always visible, but totally unlike the granddaughter’s world. While learning about eclipses, the ice age, Earth’s water cycle and differences between the Earth and Moon, the audience is taken on a roller-coaster-like ride through canyons of raging rivers and hot flowing lava. Adventure and appreciation for home fill this 20-minute journey back to the Earth.

Ages: All ages

Length: 20 mins

Also available in English*, Chinese (Mandarin), French, German, Hebrew, Italian, Korean, Polish, Russian, Spanish* and Turkish. * indicates subtitles available in that language.


Out There: The Quest for Extrasolar Worlds

Out There: The Quest for Extrasolar Worlds

Out There — The Quest for Extrasolar Worlds tells the story of how human curiosity has driven us to look outwards for millennia, to discover and explore new and distant worlds and to find the unfamiliar and extraordinary forms of life that could exist in the mysterious realms of the Universe.

The show is a production by The Swiss Museum of Transport Planetarium, directed and produced by Marc Horat, in cooperation with National Centre of Competence in Research PlanetS and ESO.

Out There — The Quest for Extrasolar Worlds will transport viewers from this world to entirely new and foreign ones. The show features the primitive science fiction of early civilisations, to the future space missions that will observe the Universe in greater-than-ever detail and travel to the surfaces and oceans of moons in our Solar System.

Show Type

All ages, 30 mins

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PLANETS – a Journey through the Solar System

Planets 450PLANETS – a Journey through the Solar System

Discover the fascinating landscapes of our Solar System.

Glide over the landforms of Mars, soar over the clouds of Jupiter and dive through the rings of Saturn.

Witness the violent beginnings of planet formation – as you try and avoid colliding with an asteroid!

Using real photographs taken by space probes as well as stunning computer generated imagery, the film presents a modern view of the Solar System in the dynamic context of its evolution.

Preview the full film below.

Film Type

Length: 30min
KS3 – KS5  /  Families /  Adults
Also available in Arabic, Czech, French, Italian, Korean, Portuguese, Romanian, Spanish

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Arabian Stars

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Our highly acclaimed and popular ‘Islamic Astronomy’ show, presented by one of the UK’s most experienced astronomers.

This lively interactive show, goes back in time to the lands of Arabia where astronomers looked up at the night sky and made links between the heavens and scriptures within the holy book – The Quran

Show overview

  • Why was astronomy so important to early Arabian astronomers
  • Importance of Sun, in telling the time for prayer (salat)
  • Position of stars in directing worshippers to the Ka’bah
  • Phases of the moon, to determine the islamic month
  • Constellations as a form of inspiration for Islamic art and henna design
  • Why so many stars bear arabic names
  • Introduction to the works of Abu Ali al-Hasan (Alhazen) (965-1039 AD)

Show details

  • Live and interactive shows
  • Can be delivered in schools, community centres and mosques with segregation allowance
  • All ages
  • Approximately 30 mins long
  • Show is followed by an recitation clip from the Quran talking about space