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NMOA: Alice and Leonard Dreyfuss Planetarium: January 7, 14, 21, 28, 2023

January 28 @ 12:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Free with General Admission Tickets

Location: Main Building, First Floor

Saturday: 12pm + 2pm + 3pm



The Alice and Leonard Dreyfuss Planetarium is a spectacular, interactive theater for learning about astronomy, space, and planetary science.

  • Legends of the Night Sky: Orion

12pm & 2pm
25 minutes
Great for families with kids ages 6+

Explore the myths and legends of one of the most visible constellations in our winter night sky – Orion, the Hunter. Greek mythology will never be the same once you’ve seen this fun-filled, animated production.

  • Experience the Aurora

30 minutes
Great for families with kids ages 12+

See nature’s most stunning light show as the winter sky comes to life before your eyes. This immersive show, filmed over the course of seven months in the Arctic Circle, features spectacular views of the northern lights and examines the science behind it.

Planetarium Rules

The planetarium is running at full capacity (50 people max per show) on a first come, first served basis. Please arrive 15 minutes before the start of the show. Programs begin promptly and latecomers will not be admitted. No exceptions.

Food and drink are not allowed in the theater.

For safety reasons, no re-entry will be allowed once the show starts.

Familiarize yourself with our visiting guidelines before you arrive at the Museum.



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