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Planetarium

The newly renovated Charles Hayden Planetarium is the most technologically advanced digital theater in New England.

Powered by superior full-dome video and audio systems and a new state-of-the-art star projector, this facility brilliantly showcases our new original show, Undiscovered Worlds: The Search Beyond our Sun.

We also invite you to participate in astronomy: Friday Night Stargazing (seasonal) and our monthly sky chart and viewing guide (PDF).

Big Bird's Adventure: One World, One Sky (Planetarium Show)

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Explore the night sky with your favorite friends from Sesame Street. Join Big Bird, Elmo, and their friend from China, Hu Hu Zhu, on a journey of discovery to learn about the Big Dipper, the North Star, the Sun, and the Moon. *Please note: "Lap children" under age 3 do not require separate tickets. ... (details).

Dynamic Earth (Planetarium Show)

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See the inner workings of Earth's climate system by following the trail of energy from the Sun through the atmosphere, oceans, and biosphere. (details).

Explore the Universe: Live! (Planetarium Show)

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Leave the Earth behind and take off with a Planetarium educator as your star pilot. Fly through the solar system, Milky Way, and beyond as you explore cosmic mysteries, see how objects interact in space, and hear about missions that are helping us understand the universe today. (details).

Explore: The Sky Tonight (Planetarium Show)

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Discover the beauty and wonder of the night sky that has fascinated humanity for millennia. With an astronomy expert as your guide, find seasonal stars, constellations, and planets visible from New England. It's the next best thing to being out under the stars! (details).

Explore: The Universe (Planetarium Show)

Now Showing
Leave the Earth behind and take off with a Planetarium educator as your star pilot. Fly through the solar system, Milky Way, and beyond as you explore cosmic mysteries, see how objects interact in space, and hear about missions that are helping us understand the universe today. (details).

Explore: Wonders of the Winter Sky (Planetarium Show)

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Starting amid the festive lights of the Boston Common, a live presenter takes you on an adventure through the celestial sights of the season — from bright stars and planets to the mystery of the Northern Lights. The journey ends with a trip to the North Pole, shrouded in total darkness during the winter months ... (details).

Ghosts of Jupiter: Music Experience (Planetarium Show)

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Celebrating the release of their self-titled album Ghosts of Jupiter, the Boston-bred rock quintet has partnered with the Museum to create a new eye-popping music entertainment show in the Charles Hayden Planetarium. A rock-and-roll journey through space and time, Ghosts of Jupiter: Music Experience ... (details).

Laser Aerosmith (Planetarium Show)

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Let the hard-rock boogie and bombastic ballads of "The Bad Boys from Boston" surround you as dazzling displays of light captivate your imagination. (details).

Laser Bieber (Planetarium Show)

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Catch "Bieber Fever" with our new Laser show! You'll be mesmerized as exciting laser effects are choreographed to the chart-topping hits of pop icon Justin Bieber. Experience a selection of his most famous songs, from the single that launched his career ("Baby") to the R&B-influenced groove of his later material ("Boyfriend") ... (details).

Laser Floyd: Dark Side of the Moon (Planetarium Show)

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Featuring the complete soundtrack to one of rock's most influential and talked-about albums (plus two additional songs), Laser Floyd: Dark Side of the Moon creates a mind-bending landscape of light and sound set to Pink Floyd's 1973 masterpiece. Experience classic rock as never before, accompanied by ... (details).

Laser Queen (Planetarium Show)

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The larger-than-life songs of the British rock group Queen were the soundtrack to the 1970s and 80s. With Laser Queen, you can experience the arena anthems of rock's most epic group, choreographed to a thrilling spectacle of lasers and special effects. Queen has produced 18 number one singles in their ... (details).

The Sky Tonight: Live! (Planetarium Show)

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Discover the beauty and wonder of the night sky that has fascinated humanity for millennia. With an astronomy expert as your guide, find seasonal stars, constellations, and planets visible from New England. It's the next best thing to being out under the stars! (details).

Undiscovered Worlds: The Search Beyond Our Sun (Planetarium Show)

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Through the discovery of exoplanets — the hundreds of planets that have been found orbiting stars beyond the Sun — we have learned that our solar system is not alone in the universe, and we have had to redefine our understanding of planets and solar systems. With new achievements like the ... (details).

Top photo © Michael Malyszko.

 

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