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 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 of the Science Center.  Cost per show is $5.00 for non-member adults, $3.00 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

*Please note, the Planetarium will be closed for a private event on April 4th, 2017.

Time

Daily

12:00 pm

 Cosmic Collisions (Sat. & Sun. ONLY)

1:00 pm

One World, One Sky: Big Bird's  Adventure (*This showtime will not be available on March 9th, 2017*)

2:00 pm

 Night Skies over the Palm Beaches

3:00 pm

 Astronaut

4:00 pm

 Solar System Odyssey

5:00 pm

 Black Holes (Sat. & Sun. ONLY)

 

*Attention Guests:

As of September 2015 we will no longer be presenting laser concert shows. Stay tuned for new laser experiences in the future.

 

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.

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? This planetarium show takes you from Earth to space….and beyond. 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.

Back to the Moon for Good (25 min.) - In case you haven’t heard, the Moon is trending again… and in a big way. Like in the glory days of the 1960s and 1970s, our big white space neighbor is enjoying the attention of lunar explorers. Only this time, they’re going back to the moon for good. The award-winning 24-minute Google Lunar XPRIZE fulldome planetarium show, Back To The Moon For Good, chronicles teams around the world competing for the largest international incentivized prize in history, by landing a robotic spacecraft on the Moon. To win the $30 million Google Lunar XPRIZE, a team must land a robotic spacecraft on the Moon, navigate 500 meters over the lunar surface, and send video, images and data back to Earth. This global competition is designed to spark imagination and inspire a renewed commitment to space exploration, not by governments or countries – but by the citizens of the world.

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.

Cosmic Collisions (24 min.) - A radical change from our peaceful night sky, Cosmic Collisions presents the spectacular result of gravity pulling together planets, stars, and galaxies. Here are explosive encounters that ended the age of the dinosaurs and gave birth to new stars, but also created conditions essential for life on earth—the Sun's warmth, ocean waves. Cosmic Collisions provides an extraordinary view of these forces—constructive or catastrophic—that continue to affect our universe.

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

Infinity Express (25 min.) Infinity Express takes the audience on an exciting journey of discovery, from the search of the solar system to the mapping of the universe. Laurence Fishburne (The Matrix) elegantly narrates the production, a remarkable blend of science, art, and entertainment that dramatically communicates the latest breakthroughs in our quest to understand the universe.

Sea Monsters - A Prehistoric Adventure (40 min.) - This full-dome adventure, created by National Geographic, weaves together a series of paleontological digs from around the globe in a compelling story about scientists working as detectives to answer questions about the ancient and mysterious ocean world.

Dinosaurs Alive (40 min.)Experience a global adventure of science and discovery as the earliest creatures of the Triassic to the monsters of the Cretaceous are reincarnated. Journey with renowned paleontologists as they hunt for fossilized clues, uncovering evidence that dinosaur descendents may still walk (or fly) among us today. 

Kaluoka'hina: The Echanted Reef (32 min.) - Uniting an intriguing plot about an endangered reef together with lovable and quirky characters, as well as environmentalist concerns, "Kaluoka'hina, The Enchanted Reef" is an exciting adventure, packed with humor, sprinkled with conservationism, as well as educational flavor: a treat for the entire family.