Fulldome Shows

Star of Bethlehem

Ever wonder why we all agree on today’s date and time? Ever wonder if the “Star of Bethlehem” is out this holiday season and you’re the only one that doesn’t know where to look? Well, come get the answers to these questions along with others as we explore what astronomical phenomena were visible 2,000 years ago around the time of Christ’s birth that makes this star so legendary.

Star of Bethlehem is a blend of full dome digital presentation along with the audience participation of looking at the night sky. After the history portion of the show the Hylton Planetarium’s very own Tony Kilgore will walk you through the Prince William County night sky so that you can be sure to impress all your friends and family this holiday season with fun filled ways to remember what’s out there. Mr. Kilgore uses a blend of science and humor to help audiences of all ages connect those “dots in the sky” and form some pretty cool constellations!

The Alien Who Stole Christmas

Planetarium visitors will go on a tour of winter’s evening sky and then join jolly ol’ Santa and concerned alien, Mr. Freep, as they explore the solar system’s planets and meet the Christmas Eve needs of their fictitious inhabitants.  This show is divided into two parts: the winter eve star walk and the main story of  The Alien Who Stole Christmas, with a laser teaser from our holiday laser show.

Astronaut

The exploration of space is the greatest endeavor that humankind has ever undertaken. What does it take to be part of this incredible journey? What does it take to become an astronaut? Experience a rocket launch from inside the body of an astronaut. Explore the amazing worlds of inner and outer space, from floating around the International Space Station to maneuvering through microscopic regions of the human body. Discover the perils that lurk in space as we subject ‘Chad’, our test astronaut, to everything that space has to throw at him.

Black Holes

Few mysteries in the universe have the power and awe of the black hole. Only now are we on the verge of understanding their true nature. This new immersive digital theater program incorporates some of the most intense three-dimensional visual effects ever created on the subject.

Sesame Street: One World, One Sky

Join Big Bird and Elmo on an unforgettable journey to the Moon and back!  When Elmo’s friend Hu Hu Zhu stops by Sesame Street for a visit, he notices that Sesame Street is a little bit different from his home in China. But when he looks up at the sky, he feels right at home. Elmo and Hu Hu Zhu may live in different cities, but they share the same sky!  With a little help from Big Bird, the two friends learn about the Sun, the Moon, and the Big Dipper, then blast off in an imaginary rocket to the Moon! Along the way, they invite the audience to sing along to songs about space and celebrate the sky that belongs to everyone.

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Sat 26th Jan 2:00 pm Add event to googleSubscribe to eventSesame Street: One World, One Sky

Join Big Bird and Elmo on an unforgettable journey to the Moon and back!  When Elmo’s friend Hu Hu Zhu stops by Sesame Street for a visit, he notices that Sesame Street is a little bit different from his home in China. But when he looks up at the sky, he feels right at home. Elmo and Hu Hu Zhu may live in different cities, but they share the same sky!  With a little help from Big Bird, the two friends learn about the Sun, the Moon, and the Big Dipper, then blast off in an imaginary rocket to the Moon! Along the way, they invite the audience to sing along to songs about space and celebrate the sky that belongs to everyone.

Sat 30th Mar 2:00 pm Add event to googleSubscribe to eventSesame Street: One World, One Sky

Join Big Bird and Elmo on an unforgettable journey to the Moon and back!  When Elmo’s friend Hu Hu Zhu stops by Sesame Street for a visit, he notices that Sesame Street is a little bit different from his home in China. But when he looks up at the sky, he feels right at home. Elmo and Hu Hu Zhu may live in different cities, but they share the same sky!  With a little help from Big Bird, the two friends learn about the Sun, the Moon, and the Big Dipper, then blast off in an imaginary rocket to the Moon! Along the way, they invite the audience to sing along to songs about space and celebrate the sky that belongs to everyone.