Here are the shows you can see at the University of Michigan Planetarium right now


ANN ARBOR – The weather is getting colder and you might be looking for more indoor activities these days.

The Planetarium & Dome Theater at the University of Michigan Natural History Museum offers rotating shows and tickets are $8 per person.

Transport yourself to another galaxy or discover underwater sea monsters while enjoying reclining seats.

Here is the program of shows at the moment at the planetarium:

Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays

  • Sea Monsters: 11:30 a.m.

  • Sky tonight: 12:30 p.m.

  • March: One thousand and one: 1:30 p.m.

  • Sky tonight: 2:30 p.m.

Tickets can be purchased at the museum shop on the day of the show. Currently, the theater is operating at half capacity to allow for social distancing between guests.

Here is a description of each of the shows, from the UMMNH website:

sea ​​monsters

The film follows a curious and adventurous Dolichorhynchops – colloquially known as “dolly” – as she journeys across the most dangerous oceans in history. Along the way, she encounters long-necked plesiosaurs, giant turtles, huge fish, ferocious sharks, and the most dangerous sea monster of all, the mosasaur.

sky tonight

A live presentation on what to find in the sky tonight and for the next few weeks. This presentation includes how to find cardinal directions for yourself with the North Star, current and upcoming constellations, visible planets, some seasonal deep sky objects, and other interesting astronomical visualizations. If you want to be able to look up from your own backyard and know what to look for, this is the show for you.

March: one thousand and one

Mars: One Thousand One tells the story of what humans might face on the first manned trip to Mars. Journalist Miles O’Brien reports live from his Space Headquarters television studio in New York City as events unfold for the crew during their 1001-day mission. You will witness firsthand their brave attempts to put human footprints on Mars and return safely to Earth. This journey is made possible by the greatest technical feat of all time and loaded with scientific experiments.

Even better? Before or after the show, you can explore all that the museum has to offer.

Admission to the museum is free and opening hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday. The museum is closed on Mondays.

The UM Museum of Natural History is located at 1105 N. University Ave.

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