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Available Shows

CLICK HERE TO VIEW PLANETARIUM SHOWS AND TO RESERVE AN ADMISSION

 

The following is a listing of all shows at the Jenks Planetarium.  Private groups may pick from any of the below shows or request a custom show based on a topic of their choosing.

 

2017 ECLIPSE ACROSS AMERICA 

Target Audience Age: 8 years to Adult

2017 Eclipse Across America is also known as The 2017 North American Eclipse of the Sun. A Total Solar Eclipse has only been witnessed by 1% of the world’s population. Join that 1% on August 21st, 2017, when a Total Solar Eclipse comes to America. This show will give you all the information you need to prepare for the event and entertain you with ancient eclipse lore that has been passed down for ages. The 2017 North America Eclipse of the Sun is the newest Jenks production, narrated by 4 of our very own Jenks Public School students. 

 

ANIMALS OF THE SKY

Target Audience Age: 3 - 8 years

A young girl, Delphina, finds herself in an unfortunate incident and gets helps from the unexpected Animals of the Sky. Come experience her story and discover how the stars can be connected to create real life animals!

 

ASTROLOGY: A STORY OF YOU 

Target Audience Age: 10 years to Adult

Many know their zodiac sign but few know what it means. This show will introduce you to the history of Astrology and the stories it told. Learn how the ancient astrologers wrote a story of you!

 

THE AUTUMN SKY

Target Audience Age: 8 years to Adult

The Autumn sky is full of constellations that are all weaved together in a great mythological story. Come learn their stories and how each constellation is connected with one another. Weather permitting we will relocate to the roof-top observation deck. Please dress for the weather.

 

COMPASS, CALENDAR, CLOCK

Target Audience Age: 12 years to Adult

As our ancients learned, the sky is not just a thing of beauty... its the ruler for the position of our planet. Understanding how our planet is aligned with the distance stars allows anyone to use the sky as a compass, a calendar and a clock. Come learn how to use the sky yourself! 

 

EARTH, MOON AND SUN

Target Audience Age: 12 years and under

Coyote has a razor-sharp wit, but he's a little confused about what he sees in the sky. Join this amusing character (adapted from American Indian oral traditions) in a fast-paced and fun show that explores lunar phases, eclipses and other puzzles.

 

HOW TO USE MY TELESCOPE

Target Audience Age: 10 years to Adult

Do you have a telescope but don't get it out because it doesn't seem to work? Bring it to the planetarium this night and together we will learn about the telescope and how it operates. We will then take them to the roof-top observation deck and practice our new skills! This show is weather permitting. Please dress for the weather. 

 

MY HOUSE HAS STARS

Target Audience Age: 3 years to Adult

People all over the world live in many different styles of houses.  Some live in houseboats. Some in huts of mud.  Others still in tall skyscapers.  No matter where you live, though, your house has stars!  Based on the book by the same name, this story introduces both houses and stars from places and cultures all over the planet.

 

NANOCAM: A BIG LOOK AT MICROSCOPIC LIFE

Target Audience Age: 10 years to Adult

Inside the dome of galaxies we'll look at the universe of the incredibly small.  As swarms of worlds and entire beings are living inside your very body.  Come see the small on the big screen!

 

OASIS IN SPACE

Target Audience Age: 10 years to Adult

Earth is our Oasis In Space! A planet full of life sustaining water. Are there other Oasis in our Solar System? Are there other places that can harbor life?

 

PASSPORT TO THE UNIVERSE

Target Audience Age: 10 years to Adult

"We are star stuff!" Join narrator Tom Hanks on a trip through the universe like never before. Learn our true cosmic address, discover just how small we really are and learn that we truly have come from the stars.

 

SPACEPARK 360

Target Audience Age: 3 years to Adult

Sometimes its just fun to dream! Like what would it be like to ride carnival rides or even roller coasters in space. That dream is fulfilled with this virtual full-dome roller coaster simulations! Warning: May cause motion sickness. 

 

SPACESHIP T.A.T.U.M.

Target Audience Age: 3 to 8 years

Join robot pilot T.A.T.U.M. as we fly through the Solar System to visit the planets.  We'll study each one and learn wonderful information about each.  Don't worry, well have you back before bed time!

 

THE SISTENE CHAPEL

Target Audience Age: 14 years to Adult

The planetarium isn't just for Astronomy anymore. Join us in the planetarium for a recreation of the Sistine Chapel in Rome. Learn the meanings behind the paintings. See the scenes come together in an amazing retelling of the Bible. A must see for all art lovers! Notice: This show displays the real paintings as are seen in the Sistine Chapel in Rome, which contain some artistic nudity.

 

THE SPRING SKY

Target Audience Age: 8 years to Adult

With the arrival of the flowers, the animals awaken both on Earth, and in the night sky; Leo the Lion, Corvus the Crow, Ursa the Bear. The Spring Sky will introduce you to those constellations, and many more, found in the spring time sky. 

 

THE SUMMER SKY

Target Audience Age: 8 years to Adult

The night time sky is full of great constellations to observe.  In the Summer, Scorpius the Scorpion craws over his domain.  He leads a sky of many others like Cygnus the Swan, Aquila the Eagle and Sagittarius the Archer.  A Q&A with the planetarium director follows so come with your Astronomy inquires and get them addressed.  Rooftop stargaze and telescope viewing follows (weather permitting.)

 

THE WINTER SKY

Target Audience Age: 8 years to Adult

The winter constellations are some of the most popular in the sky; Orion, Gemini, Taurus just to name a few. The Winter Sky will introduce you to those constellations, and many more, found in the winter sky. Weather permitting we will relocate to the roof-top observation deck. Please dress for the weather.

 

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