The Planetarium is closed for maintenance every Tuesday until further notice. Please call the Museum information line at (505) 841-2800 for information on show times and other events.
The Planetarium at the New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science is an amazing theater that blends art, science, and fun! The largest and most technologically advanced planetarium in New Mexico, our 55' Sky-Skan Definiti, full-dome theater features educational and entertaining multimedia presentations on astronomy and space science. Whether it's learning about the constellations in our night sky tonight or watching mind-bending fractal zooms, the Planetarium will be an experience that you and your family will not soon forget!
Shows run Wednesday - Monday; closed Tuesday
|11:00 am||Earth, Moon, and Sun|
|12:00 pm||Dark Universe|
|2:00 pm||Enchanted Skies|
|4:00 pm||Dark Universe|
This show explores the relationship between the Earth, Moon and Sun with the help of Coyote, an amusing character adapted from Native American oral traditions who has many misconceptions about our home planet and its most familiar neighbors.
His confusion about the universe makes viewers think about how the Earth, Moon and Sun work together as a system. Native American stories are used throughout the show to help distinguish between myths and science.
Go beyond the night sky and into deep space to find out how discoveries over the past 100 years have led us to two great cosmic mysteries: dark matter and dark energy. Hurtle through Jupiter’s atmosphere, peer at the web of dark matter holding galaxies together, and watch the colorful remains of the universe’s beginnings unfold. Your guide is astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson, host of the television series Cosmos.
This live tour of the heavens above New Mexico changes constantly and highlights the planets, constellations, deep sky objects and special astronomical events coming soon to a sky near you.