Planetarium Shows

See three new shows through Nov. 20.

The MSUM Planetarium began featuring three brand new shows on Oct. 1! The Saturday Morning Children’s show is The Weather. This show follows a young girl as she learns about seasons, weather, clouds and the water cycle.  Recommended for children up to grade 2.  Sundays we are showcasing our other two new shows:  Did An Asteroid Really Kill the Dinosaurs and Dark Matter Mystery

Did An Asteroid Really Kill the Dinosaurs

Like Space?  Like Dinosaurs?  How about a show about them BOTH?!  The show explores the possibility of a six-mile wide space rock slamming into the Earth 66 million years ago and wiping out 75 percent of all living species at that time, including the dinosaurs. The new planetarium show, produced in 2016 by the Milwaukee Public Museum, presents the numerous craters on worlds like the moon, Mars, and even distant Pluto.  Cosmic collisions are abundant in our solar system; explore the dinosaur disaster up close from Oct. 2 through Nov. 20, Sundays at 2 p.m.  Suitable for children ages 6 and up.

Dark Matter Mystery  (

What are the building blocks of our universe? We’ve been trying to answer this question since time memorial – however we still haven’t found the ultimate answer. Approximately a quarter of the universe consists of mysterious dark matter. We know: It is there, however, we don’t know what it is made up of.

This planetarium show takes you on the astrophysics biggest quest. You’ll see, why we know that there must be dark matter at all. Join the scientists on their observations, out in space, as well as deep under ground. Will they be able to reveal dark matter’s mystery?  Find out for yourself from Oct. 2 through Nov. 20, Sundays at 3 p.m.  General audiences, upper elementary and older.

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