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The Body Code

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Recommended for grades 4 and up

Fly through the carotid artery; explore the eye, brain, ear, and heart. Then, shrink into a cell to see its nucleus and DNA within. Discover how DNA programs the body's cells to form the circulatory and nervous systems. Then watch from inside as we use lasers to fight disease at the cellular level.



One World, One Sky: Big Bird's Adventure

Recommended for Pre-K to Kindergarten & Special Needs

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Explore the night sky with your favorite friends from Sesame Street in Big Bird's Adventure: One World, One Sky. Follow Big Bird, Elmo, and their friend from China, Hu Hu Zhu, as they take you on a journey of discovery to learn about the Big Dipper, the North Star, the Sun, and the Moon.

Perfect Little Planet

Recommended for Kindergarten Through Upper Elementary & Special Needs 

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Imagine the ultimate space vacation! Now, you can follow a family from another star system seeking the perfect vacation spot in our solar system. You can fly over the surface of Pluto, our best known Dwarf Planet. Then, dive over the ice cliffs of Miranda, sail through the rings of Saturn, and much more! Join us on this adventure and see what destination they choose.

Earth, Moon & Sun


Recommended for Grades 2-5

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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 fulldome show that explores lunar phases, eclipses and other puzzles.

Engaging and immersive, Earth, Moon & Sun™ also examines how humans learn through space exploration.

The Accidental Astronauts: An Earth Sun Moon Adventure

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Audience: Low-to-mid elementary school levels; Families and children ages 3-8

Follow the adventures of Cy and Annie and their dog Armstrong as they embark on an unexpected journey into space! Explore the Earth, Sun and Moon system with a wise-cracking starship computer; bounce along with them on the surface of the Moon; get up close and personal with a solar storm; and gain a new appreciation of our home planet. 

Two Small Pieces of Glass - The Amazing Telescope

Recommended for 8th Grade and up

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"Two Small Pieces of Glass - The Amazing Telescope" show follows two students as they interact with a female astronomer at a local star party. Along the way, the students learn the history of the telescope from Galileo’s modifications to a child’s spyglass — using two small pieces of glass — to the launch of the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope and the future of astronomy. The show explores the wonder and discovery made by astronomers throughout the last 400 years.

STARS: The Powerhouses of the Universe

Recommended for grades 5th and up

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Every star has a story. Some are as old as time, faint and almost forgotten. Others burn bright and end their lives in powerful explosions. New stars are created every day. This show focuses on the lives of stars, how they are born, how they die, and how human understanding of the stars has changed over time. It explains that through every phase of their existence, stars release the energy that powers the Universe. Journey to the farthest reaches of our galaxy and experience both the awesome beauty and destructive power of STARS.

To Space & Back

Recommended for grades 3rd and up

Available in Spanish for Private Showings 

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To Space & Back is an extraordinary story of human ingenuity and incredible engineering, describing how the technology that transports us through space is paving the way for the devices and apps we use every day. Discover how space exploration has changed our day to day life, and what we owe to curiosity  and the spirit of discovery.


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A sweeping geological journey, Earthquake explores the forces that transform the surface of our planet. After a stunning flight over the San Andreas Fault, audiences travel back in time to experience San Francisco’s infamous 1906 earthquake. Data-driven visualizations illustrate Earth’s story, revealing how subtle motions and sudden ruptures have shaped our planet over eons—and how geological activity influences the course of human history. Finally, we see how scientists and engineers help society prepare for a safer future.

Habitat Earth


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Living networks connect and support life forms large and small—from colonies of tiny microbes and populations of massive whales to ever-expanding human societies. In the California Academy of Sciences’ latest original planetarium show, Habitat Earth, discover what it means to live in today’s connected world. Through stunning visualizations of the natural world, dive below the ocean’s surface to explore the dynamic relationships found in kelp forest ecosystems, travel beneath the forest floor to see how Earth’s tallest trees rely on tiny fungi to survive, and journey to new heights to witness the intricate intersection between human and ecological networks.



Recommended for grades 5th and up

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One of the most asked questions about the universe is ‘How big is it?’’—and that’s one of the hardest to answer. This show takes the audience on an immersive journey to the far reaches of the universe that we are currently able to observe. Along the way, the audience is introduced to the concept of the speed of light, and they meet a huge range of objects to spark their imagination. 


Life: A Cosmic Story

 A Cosmic Story
Recommended for Third Grade and up
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Life: A Cosmic Story tells the 14-billion-year saga of how we came to be. It's a journey from the microscopic view inside a plant cell to the vastness of our universe populated by billions of galaxies swirling in space.

How did life on Earth begin? This tantalizing question forms the basis of this magnificent production.


Black Holes

Black Holes

Narrated by Star Trek: The Next Generation’s John de Lancie
Recommended for grades 5th and up

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Black Holes takes you on a journey through one of the most mystifying, awe-inspiring phenomena in the universe: a black hole.

Where do they come from? Where do they go? How do we find them? Is there one on Earth’s horizon? What are supermassive black holes?

Find out watching the show: Black Holes!

Awesome Light: Episode 3

Awesome Light

Features PI’s data and astronomical simulations rendered in DigitalSky 2 with stunning time-lapse footage from Maunakea.

Episode 3: Chasing Celestial Mysteries. Chase asteroids with NASA's Infrared Telescope, use Britain's UKIRT to discover hidden jewels in the Milky Way, watch supernovae with Hawaii s 2.2 optical telescope, and share stories with the astronomers of tomorrow from the University of Hawaii.


Season of Light

Recommended for ages 6 and up

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Season of Light traces the history and development of many of the world's holiday customs, as well as the historical religious and cultural rituals practiced during the time of winter solstice.

Audiences will learn a selection of Northern hemisphere winter constellations, and find out why we have seasons. The program explores the possible astronomical explanations for a "Star over Bethlehem" in the last quarter of the show.

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