Caperton Planetarium & Theater

Patrons can visit the Caperton Planetarium and Theater all week with shows beginning at 10:30AM Monday – Saturday and Noon on Sunday. Please note that showtimes are subject to change. 

10:30am – Cosmic Adventure
11am, 12pm, 1pm – Superpower Dogs
2pm – Live Show
3pm – Humpback Whales 3D
4pm – Tornado Alley

Sci-Talk with Al Najjar!
August 22 | 6PM
Journey in to the universe to uncover what may be lurking in the outer solar system! This live presentation, performed by Clay Center President & CEO Al Najjar, will dive in to the possible discovery of the mysterious Planet 9! During the show, guests will have the opportunity to zoom into various parts of the universe on our newly renovated, 30 million pixel, state-of-the-art Caperton Planetarium and Theater!

Tickets are only $5 and include admission and complimentary popcorn and bottled water. Cash bar will be available onsite beginning at 5:00PM.

Superpower Dogs – Join an immersive adventure to experience the life-saving superpowers and extraordinary bravery of some of the world’s most amazing dogs. In this inspiring true story, our best friends are also real-life superheroes. Journey around the globe to meet remarkable dogs who save lives and discover the powerful bond they share with their human partners. Follow Halo, a rookie puppy training to join one of the most elite disaster response teams in America. Meet Henry, an avalanche rescue expert in the mountains of British Columbia, Reef, a Newfoundland lifeguard with the Italian coastguard, Ricochet, a Californian surf legend helping people with special needs, and the Bloodhound brothers, Tipper & Tony, who are leading the fight to save endangered species in Africa. As we discover the incredible abilities of dogs and the astonishing science behind their superpowers, we’ll never look at our best friends the same way again!
Humpback Whales 3D – Narrated by two-time Golden Globe® nominee Ewan McGregor, Humpback Whales is an extraordinary journey into the mysterious world of one of nature’s most awe-inspiring marine mammals. Set in the spectacular waters of Alaska, Hawaii and the remote islands of Tonga, this ocean adventure offers audiences an up-close look at how these whales communicate, sing, feed, play and take care of their young. Join a team of researchers as they unlock the secrets of the humpback and find out why humpbacks are the most acrobatic of all whales, why they sing their haunting songs, and why these intelligent, 55-foot, 50-ton animals migrate up to 10,000 miles round-trip every year. Showing in 3D!
Tornado Alley – Join Storm Chasers star Sean Casey and the researchers of VORTEX 2, the most ambitious effort ever made to understand the origins and evolution of tornadoes, on this heart-pounding science adventure. Armed with a 70mm camera, a fleet of customized vehicles designed to withstand gale force winds, torrential rains and unrelenting hail, and an arsenal of the most advanced weather measurement instruments ever created, the stars of Tornado Alley take audiences on a thrilling quest to experience a tornado’s destructive power at point blank range. Experience the adrenaline and the science of nature’s most dramatic phenomena! Narrated by Bill Paxton.
Live Presentation – Take a tour of our local Solar System and enjoy a breathtaking flight through the rings of Saturn in this live presentation. Watch ice particles encircling the planet seemingly jump out from the dome above and hang in front of your eyes on this voyage to the stars!

Cosmic Adventure – This show for families takes us on a roller coaster ride from the moon through the universe, our galaxy and our Solar System. This unforgettable high-speed adventure will immerse you in some of the most amazing sites in the Universe. Narrated by Nancy Cartwright of TV’s The Simpsons.