About the Shows!
Dinosaurs of Antarctica
From the Permian through the Jurassic, journey to the south polar landscapes of Antarctica hundreds of millions of years ago. Roam the primitive forests and thick swamps with bizarre dinosaurs and colossal amphibians. Enter a surreal world of bug-eyed giants and egg-laying mammals—where survival means enduring the sunless, six-month polar winter surrounded by meat-eaters with night vision. Join intrepid Antarctic scientists on a quest to understand the ice continent’s profound transformation—and to predict the future as humans drive dramatic change. Welcome to the lost prehistoric world of Gondwana. Welcome to Antarctica.
Autumn Skies Live Show
Come along with a Clay Center presenter as we journey through the autumn night sky and learn how to identify the constellations above us. Then follow along as we soar to distant galaxies and relate them to the current astronomy news of today.
America’s Musical Journey
In America’s musical cities, every chord, every riff, every bang of a drum tells a story. In America’s Musical Journey these stories come together to create a soundtrack for the American experience—a soundtrack that showcases the nation’s diversity and its collision of cultures, culminating in a unique blend of sound, music and innovation unlike anywhere else in the world
Magic Tree House Space Mission
Travel with the brother-sister duo, Jack and Annie, in their Magic Tree House as they discover a note that asks them to answer a series of six questions about space. With the help of the astronomer, the Internet, an astronaut, books and the writer of the mysterious note, Jack and Annie are taken on a wondrous journey of adventure and learning.
This exciting voyage will carry visitors to the planets and far out into the Universe where Jack and Annie nearly get… Well, we don’t want to give it away. The adventure is just beginning!
Every Saturday in December we will feature a special live demonstration featuring the science of light!
About the Science of Light: From the glare of the sun to the lamps and screens in our homes, light pervades our lives! Join us for some live science demonstrations in the Caperton Planetarium & Theater and learn about this mysterious, but fundamental, aspect of the universe, and the different ways in which we utilize it in our modern world!