Get to know animals, plants and more at monthly special events
Explore the moon, stars and beyond in our new digital planetarium.
From March - May, gaze up at the springtime night sky during a 15-minute guided tour of the stars and constellations visible this time of year.
Seasonal star shows take you on a guided tour of the Queen City sky in winter, spring, summer or fall. Learn to identify stars, planets and constellations visible to the naked eye and how to orient yourself using celestial guideposts.
Housed in the Museum’s original Charlotte A. Kelly Planetarium (formerly the Nature Dome featuring Grandpa Tree), the dome has been retrofitted with a new Digitarium® Zeta planetarium system, with bench and floor seating around the dome.
Planetarium shows are included with Museum admission. Due to limited seating, tickets are required for entry. Please request planetarium tickets at Admissions upon arrival. Tickets are given on a first-come, first-served basis and may not be requested online or in advance.
|Mar 21||Native Nature|
|Mar 24||Guided Nature Walk|
|Mar 28||The Seeds We Eat|
|Apr 14||Merit Badge Workshop: Nature|
|May 04||Discovery Place Nature Exploration Weekend|
|May 12||Merit Badge Workshop: Mammal Study|
|Jun 09||Merit Badge Workshop: Environmental Science|
|Aug 11||Merit Badge Workshop: Insect Study|
|Aug 25||Merit Badge Workshop: Reptile & Amphibian Study|
|Sep 08||Merit Badge Workshop: Bird Study|
|Oct 13||Merit Badge Workshop: Environmental Science|