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One World, One Sky: Big Bird's Adventure

From Earth to the Universe

The Sun: Our Living Star

DATE


Weekdays (M-F)

TIME

2p - 4:45p

COST

Per Person Per Show Members are FREE Adults $8 Seniors (65+) $6 Children (ages 4-17) $6 Children 3 and under are FREE

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October–November | Weekday Star Show Schedule 

Please purchase tickets at the Admissions desk

 

Please note: there will be no 2pm star show on Friday, October 29 due to a private event.

 

2pm - One World, One Sky: Big Bird's Adventure

Join Big Bird and Elmo on an unforgettable journey to the Moon and back! When Elmo’s friend Hu Hu Zhu stops by Sesame Street for a visit, he notices that Sesame Street is a little bit different from his home in China. But when he looks up at the sky, he feels right at home. Elmo and Hu Hu Zhu may live in different cities, but they share the same sky! With a little help from Big Bird, the two friends learn about the Sun, the Moon, and the Big Dipper, then blast off in an imaginary rocket to the Moon!

3pm - Big Astronomy

It takes a team of people with diverse backgrounds, talents and skills, working under unique sky conditions, to make a world-class observatory succeed. Big Astronomy introduces you to cutting-edge telescopes in the remote mountains of Chile and to the people who make sure these instruments operate day and night, unlocking the secrets of the universe.

4pm - Stars

Every star has a story. Some are as old as time, faint and almost forgotten. Others burn bright and end their lives in powerful explosions. New stars are created every day, born of vast clouds of gas and dust. Through every phase of their existence, stars release the energy that lights the Universe. Journey to the furthest reaches of our galaxy and experience both the awesome beauty and destructive power of stars. Produced by Nashville’s Sudekum Planetarium at the Adventure Science Center who collaborated with the National Space Centre in Leicester, England, to create this stunning show exploring the powerhouses of the universe and our relationship with the night sky throughout history. Narrated by actor Mark Hamill.

 


December | Weekday Star Show Schedule 

Please purchase tickets at the Admissions desk

 

2pm - Let it Snow

Let it Snow is a treat for the eyes and ears, featuring festive full-dome video images choreographed to classic holiday music. Enjoy seasonal tunes by Frank Sinatra, Chuck Berry, Burl Ives, and Brenda Lee, and a finale by the Trans-Siberian Orchestra. This animated show has kids, parents, and grandparents humming or singing along to some of the classics associated with the holiday season!

3pm - Big Astronomy

It takes a team of people with diverse backgrounds, talents and skills, working under unique sky conditions, to make a world-class observatory succeed. Big Astronomy introduces you to cutting-edge telescopes in the remote mountains of Chile and to the people who make sure these instruments operate day and night, unlocking the secrets of the universe.

4pm - Season of Light

This presentation traces the history and development 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.

DATE


Weekdays (M-F)

TIME

2p - 4:45p

COST

Per Person Per Show Members are FREE Adults $8 Seniors (65+) $6 Children (ages 4-17) $6 Children 3 and under are FREE

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