Planetarium Shows

The South Florida Science Center and Aquarium is home to the first and only public planetarium in Palm Beach County. The Dekelboum Planetarium presents daily shows utilizing brand new state of the art "Digital Sky Scan" full-dome video presentations on a variety of scientific topics. 

Planetarium shows are in addition to general admission to the Science Center.  Cost per show is $5.00 for non-member adults, $4.00 for non-member children, and always FREE for our members.   Please call in advance to verify schedule. Due to dark conditions in the Planetarium, there is no late seating. Visitors must be present 15 minutes prior to show time to guarantee seating.

 

Planetarium Schedule* as of September 26th, 2020

New safety guidelines: To keep our guests and staff safe, we have implemented social distancing measures throughout our Science Center, including the Planetarium. This includes spacing parties out appropriately and thoroughly sanitizing the theater after every show.

*Shows are subject to change, please call to verify the schedule. 

Time

Daily

11:00am

Kalahuka’hina: The Enchanted Reef (Saturday-Sunday Only)

12:00pm

Two Small Pieces of Glass (Saturday-Sunday Only)

1:00pm

One World, One Sky: Big Bird's Adventure 

2:00pm

Astronaut

3:00pm

Dynamic Earth

4:00pm

Solar System Odyssey

5:00pm

Black Holes (Saturday-Sunday Only)

 

 

Tis' the Season Planetarium Schedule (November 27th, 2020 - January 3rd, 2021):

 

 

 Monday - Thursday

 All Fridays

 Saturday - Sunday

11:00 AM

 -

 -

 Bugs: A Rainforest Adventure

12:00 PM

 Let It Snow

 Laser Holiday

 Let It Snow

1:00 PM

 One World One Sky

 One World One Sky

 One World One Sky

2:00 PM

 Two Small Pieces of Glass 

 Two Small Pieces of Glass 

 Two Small Pieces of Glass

3:00 PM

 Astronaut

 Astronaut

 Astronaut

4:00 PM

 Let It Snow

 Laser Holiday

 Let it Snow

5:00 PM

 -

 -

 Blackholes: The Other Side of Infinity 

 

Show Descriptions:

Solar System Odyssey (30 min.) - BLAST OFF! Go on a futuristic journey through our Solar System. With Earth’s resources being rapidly depleted, a tycoon sends our hero, Jack Larson, on a mission to discover a new home to colonize. This character-driven show is perfect for middle-school field trip groups and aligns with national science curriculum objectives! Audiences age 10 and up.

Dynamic Earth (24 min) - Audiences will ride along on swirling ocean and wind currents, dive into the heart of a monster hurricane, come face-to-face with sharks and gigantic whales, and fly into roiling volcanoes. Narrated by Liam Neeson. 

Two Small Pieces of Glass: The Amazing Telescope (30 min) - Produced to engage and appeal to audiences of all ages. The film traces the history of the telescope from Galileo's modifications to a child's spyglass — using two small pieces of glass — to the launch of NASA's Hubble Space Telescope and the future of astronomy. It explores the wonder and discovery made by astronomers throughout the last 400 years.

One World, One Sky: Big Bird's Adventure (27 min.) - Follow Sesame Street's Big Bird and Elmo as they explore the night sky with Hu Hu Zhu, a Muppet from Zhima Jie, the Chinese co-production of Sesame Street. Together they take an imaginary trip from Sesame Street to the moon, where they discover how different it is from Earth.

Night Skies Over the Palm Beaches (30 min.) Rain or shine! Come view breathtaking planetarium images of the starry skies above Palm Beach, Florida.

Astronaut (25 min.) - The exploration of space is the greatest endeavor that humankind has ever undertaken. What does it take to be part of this incredible journey? What does it take to become an astronaut? Experience a rocket launch from inside the body of an astronaut. Explore the amazing worlds of inner and outer space, from floating around the International Space Station to maneuvering through microscopic regions of the human body. Meet the animated test astronaut Chad and discover the perils that lurk in space from his viewpoint! Astronaut is narrated by Ewan McGregor and produced by the National Space Centre.

The Life of Trees (20 min.) - This show demonstrates the importance of plants for life on earth, how trees grow, how they transport water against gravity to the top of the crown and enabled diverse life on earth by producing oxygen. The story is presented by two quirky animated characters: a ladybug called Dolores and a firefly called Mike.

Black Holes (25 min.) - Zip through other-worldly wormholes, experience the creation of the Milky Way Galaxy, and witness the violent death of a star and subsequent birth of a black hole. Can you feel the pull? Narrated by Liam Neeson. 

Let It Snow (32 min.) - This holiday music show features a variety of festive classics from Frank Sinatra and Cchuck Berry to Burl Ives and the Trans Siberian Orchestra. A sing-along adventure!  

 

 

Laser Shows are temporarily back for the holiday season!

Laser Light Holiday Show:

Come enjoy our brand new Laser Light Show system in our full-dome planetarium as we rock out to the holiday classics you know and love!

New safety guidelines: To keep our guests and staff safe, we have implemented social distancing measures throughout our Science Center, including the Planetarium for Laser shows. This includes spacing parties out appropriately and thoroughly sanitizing the theater after every show.

Friday November 27th: 12pm and 4pm

Friday January 1st: 12pm and 4pm 

 

Regular Laser shows are postponed until further notice.

 

The South Florida Science Center and Aquarium is home to the first and only public planetarium in Palm Beach County. The Dekelboum Planetarium presents daily shows utilizing a brand new state of the art "Digital Sky Scan" full-dome digital video presentations on a variety of scientific topics. 

Planetarium shows are in addition to general admission to the Science Center.  Cost per show is $5.00 for non-member adults, $4.00 for non-member children, and always FREE for our members.   Please call in advance to verify schedule. Due to dark conditions in the Planetarium, there is no late seating. Visitors must be present 15 minutes prior to show time to guarantee seating.

 

Planetarium Schedule* as of June 8th, 2020

New safety guidelines: To keep our guests and staff safe, we have implemented social distancing measures throughout our Science Center, including the Planetarium. This includes spacing parties out appropriately and thoroughly sanitizing the theater after every show.

*Shows are subject to change, please call to verify the schedule. 

Time

Daily

11:00am

Black Holes (Saturday-Sunday Only)

12:00pm

Life of Trees

1:00pm

One World, One Sky: Big Bird's Adventure 

2:00pm

Black Holes

3:00pm

Astronaut 

4:00pm

Dynamic Earth

5:00pm

Solar System Odyssey (Saturday-Sunday Only)

 

Show Descriptions:

Solar System Odyssey (30 min.) - BLAST OFF! Go on a futuristic journey through our Solar System. With Earth’s resources being rapidly depleted, a tycoon sends our hero, Jack Larson, on a mission to discover a new home to colonize. This character-driven show is perfect for middle-school field trip groups and aligns with national science curriculum objectives! Audiences age 10 and up.

Dynamic Earth (24 min) - Audiences will ride along on swirling ocean and wind currents, dive into the heart of a monster hurricane, come face-to-face with sharks and gigantic whales, and fly into roiling volcanoes. Narrated by Liam Neeson. 

One World, One Sky: Big Bird's Adventure (27 min.) - Follow Sesame Street's Big Bird and Elmo as they explore the night sky with Hu Hu Zhu, a Muppet from Zhima Jie, the Chinese co-production of Sesame Street. Together they take an imaginary trip from Sesame Street to the moon, where they discover how different it is from Earth.

Night Skies Over the Palm Beaches (30 min.) Rain or shine! Come view breathtaking planetarium images of the starry skies above Palm Beach, Florida.

Astronaut (25 min.) - The exploration of space is the greatest endeavor that humankind has ever undertaken. What does it take to be part of this incredible journey? What does it take to become an astronaut? Experience a rocket launch from inside the body of an astronaut. Explore the amazing worlds of inner and outer space, from floating around the International Space Station to maneuvering through microscopic regions of the human body. Meet the animated test astronaut Chad and discover the perils that lurk in space from his viewpoint! Astronaut is narrated by Ewan McGregor and produced by the National Space Centre.

The Life of Trees (33 min.) - This show demonstrates the importance of plants for life on earth, how trees grow, how they transport water against gravity to the top of the crown and enabled diverse life on earth by producing oxygen. The story is presented by two quirky animated characters: a ladybug called Dolores and a firefly called Mike.

Black Holes (25 min.) - Zip through other-worldly wormholes, experience the creation of the Milky Way Galaxy, and witness the violent death of a star and subsequent birth of a black hole. Can you feel the pull? Narrated by Liam Neeson. 

 

LASER SHOWS are back and better than ever!

Laser Shows have been postponed until further notice.