Planetarium Shows

Inside view of Planetarium space show on ceiling

As a science education resource, many of Fleischmann Planetarium’s shows correlate with the K-12 Next-Generation Science Standards (NGSS) adopted by Nevada and California state boards of education. For more about the standards, visit NextScience.org.

Full-Dome Digital Planetarium Shows

Planetarium Shows | Dec. 26, 2019-Feb. 2, 2020

Time Monday through Thursday Friday and Saturday Sunday
10 a.m. Accidental Astronauts* Max Goes to the Moon* Larry Cat in Space*
11 a.m. Perfect Little Planet* Secret of the Cardboard Rocket* Perfect Little Planet*
Noon Space Next!* Space Next!* Space Next!*
1 p.m. Touch the Stars*** Touch the Stars*** Touch the Stars***
2 p.m. Ningaloo: Australia's Other Great Reef Ningaloo: Australia's Other Great Reef Ningaloo: Australia's Other Great Reef
2:45 p.m. Barrier Reef and VR Experience**
3 p.m. Legends of the Northern Sky*** Legends of the Northern Sky*** Legends of the Northern Sky***
3:30 p.m. Astronomy and VR Experience**
4 p.m. Touch the Stars***
5 p.m. Ningaloo: Australia's Other Great Reef
6 p.m. Space Next!***
7 p.m. Weekend Wonders: New Shows Weekly

*Alternate Family/School Shows may be selected by group leaders.
**Please RSVP at (775) 784-4811. For adults and for children 13 and older. Those younger than 13 require parental supervision. Four VR stations are available for each experience. Tickets for either the astronomy or Barrier Reef VR experience are $5 per person.
***NEW: Brief "Star Walker" talk before shows.

Robo-kids Cy, Annie and their dog Armstrong get a lot more than they expected when their field trip to a space museum turns into an actual journey to the Sun, Earth and Moon! Humor, adventure and science combine to make this family-friendly show enjoyable for all ages.

Take a lunar adventure with a curious stowaway cat. This program is a playful cartoon presentation about an inquisitive cat who takes a trip to the moon, observing his human family of enthusiastic sky watchers.

People always have gazed at the stars in wonder in a search for understanding, truth and insight. Take a journey with the Indigenous peoples of the western plains of Canada and share the wisdom conveyed by the stars.

Max (a dog) and a young girl named Tori take the first trip to the Moon since the Apollo era. Along the way, the story sets the stage for the more sophisticated science, including "Phases of the Moon," "Wings in Space?" and "Frisbees and Curve Balls on the Moon."

Young marine scientist, Anna Cresswell, aboard mini-submersible Odyssea, embarks on a daring voyage into the labyrinth of Western Australia's iconic Ningaloo Reef. Her mission is to witness the annual, synchronized mass coral spawning. Along the way Anna navigates through a maze of spectacular coral structures, inhabited by an abundance of exotic marine life.

Imagine the ultimate space vacation! For space travelers of all ages, this search for the best destinations in the galaxy takes us to Pluto, through the rings of Saturn, across the storms of Jupiter and beyond.

Climb aboard a magical cardboard rocket with two young adventurers and experience an up-close look at each of our solar system’s planets. Discover the secret to making this seemingly impossible trip, and gain a new sense of wonder about space along the way.

Touch the Stars centers on mankind's probes used in exploration of our solar system and the galaxy beyond. The film traces the path to space through the history of NASA's probes, orbiters, and landers, from the heart of our solar system to the surface of the other planets and moons, to the grand tour of the Voyager spacecraft through the outer planets and beyond.

The journey to reach the stars began with our earliest dreams of flying and led to landing on the moon. This new show offers a glimpse into tomorrow, and the possibilities of what is to come by way of private space developments and national space programs.

Weekend Wonders: 7 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays at the Fleischmann Planetarium and Science Center. Cost is $9 and free for members.

December:

  • Dec. 27, 28: From the Earth to the Universe

January - "Seeing Space"

Jan. 3-4: Two Small Pieces of Glass
Jan. 10-11: It's About Time
Jan. 17-18: Bad Astronomy 
Jan. 24-25: Cosmic Origins Spectrograph
Jan. 31-Feb. 1: Light Years from Andromeda

Weekend Workshops at the Fleischmann Planetarium and Science Saturdays at the National Automobile Museum correspond with the Weekend Wonders movies. They take place at 2 p.m. Saturdays.

Workshops at Fleischmann are $6 and 50 percent off for members. Science Saturdays at the National Automobile Museum are $12, which includes museum admission.

Jan 4: Workshop: Writing Astronomy Poems
Jan 11: Science Saturday: Training Future Astronauts (at the National Automobile Museum. Pre-registration available at nevadaspacecenter.org)
Jan 18: Workshop: Making Movies
Jan 25: Workshop: Using Spectrometers
Feb 1: Workshop: Exploring the Speed of Light