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Saturday, July 30 at 2:00 PM:
The vastness of our planet’s oceans guards unimaginable secrets. One of its most precious is Kaluoka’hina, The Enchanted Reef whose magic protects it against humans finding it. Kaluoka’hina’s colorful inhabitants live in peace until the volcano erupts, and the spell is broken. Now it’s up to Jake, the young sawfish, and his paranoid pal, Shorty, to restore the magic of Kaluoka’hina. Their only lead: the ancient legend that tells of touching the moon. An exciting adventure, packed with humor, sprinkled with conservationism, as well as educational flavor: a treat for the entire family. Spectacular underwater scenery, playful characters and the totally immersive environment of the digital theater makes this show a must see.
Saturday, July 30 at 3:30 PM
“Wayfinders” explores the history and archaeology of Pacific migrations, the endeavors of the Polynesia Voyaging Society and the Worldwide Voyage of the sailing canoe Hōkūle‘a. The film features live-action footage of the Hōkūle‘a taken from both underwater and on deck and reveals the ancient methods of navigating across the Pacific. Actual fulldome footage from aboard the Hōkūle‘a will help viewers feel like they are on the canoe and get a sense for the grandness of the vessel.
Audiences can see the stars rise and set according to the navigator’s star compass. Animation is also used to demonstrate the effects wind and waves have on the sailing canoe at sea.
Hōkūle‘a’s worldwide voyage embarked from Hawaii in 2014 and is currently making its way up the east coast of the U.S. At the end of the “Wayfinders” program, the presenter is able to update the audience on the status of the worldwide voyage through video, pictures, or news clips.
Saturdays in August at 2:00 PM
Perfect Little Planet
Imagine the ultimate space vacation! Discover our solar system through a new set of eyes – a family from another star system seeking the perfect vacation spot. Fly over the surface of Pluto, our best known Dwarf Planet. Dive over the ice cliffs of Miranda. Sail through the rings of Saturn. Feel the lightning storms of Jupiter. And walk on the surface of Mars. Which destination would you choose? A solar system journey for space travelers of all ages.
Saturdays in August at 3:30 PM
Edge of Darkness
Edge of Darkness features amazing scenes of places never before seen gathered by recent key space missions that culminated with groundbreaking discoveries. It features a spectacular flight though the great cliffs on comet 67P, a close look at the fascinating bright "lights" on Ceres, and the first ever close ups of dwarf binary planet Pluto/Charon and its moons. Narrated by Hayley Atwell, Agent Carter, from the Marvel Cinematic Universe and the ABC television series.
Wednesday, August 3 at 12:45 PM
Zula Patrol: Under the Weather
From the far reaches of outer space, from the bright orange planet Zula, comes the Zula Patrol! Based on the #1-rated NBC Saturday Morning TV series “The Zula Patrol.” The stalwart heroes of the Zula Patrol are on an expedition collecting samples of weather for scientist Multo's research -- using their loyal pet Gorga's ability to collect and bottle all kinds of weather. But when the Zula gang inadvertently hurts Gorga's feelings, he decides to leave Zula and find another planet to live on. Interplanetary villain Dark Truder then tricks Gorga into stealing the weather from other planets - part of his latest nefarious scheme to rule the Universe. Join the Zula Patrol on the expedition as they tour our solar system trying to find their loyal pet Gorga. In the process, you will learn about different types of weather on earth and the other planets as well as the similarities and differences between both. Don’t miss the surprise at the end! In addition, you'll tour the night sky as seen from your own backyard.
Based on the award-winning PBS TV series, and the #1-rated NBC Saturday Morning TV series now reaching 300 million households worldwide. “The Zula Patrol,” supports many national and state science education standards. A co-production of Zula International and Spitz Inc.
Wednesday, August 10 at 12:45 PM
Animalopolis will take you on a voyage into the magical world of animals. A bit fanciful, a bit "Seussian" perhaps, a place of good natured humor, beauty and just plain fun for kids and their parents.
Whether going nose to nose with hippos as they graze upon nature's massive salad bar, or eye to eye with dancing bears, sea lions turning somersaults, an otter that prays, we are reminded that nature provides us with humor and wonder, everywhere.
Animalopolis takes a lighthearted and imaginary look at a variety of animals including cheetahs that race like a Ferrari, bears that run their own fishing school, an operatic lion, scary crabs that hold a town hostage and even attempt to cuddle with children, and much more.
Animalopolis will provide kids and their adults with a journey of smiles and chuckles.
Wednesday, August 17 at 12:45 PM
Sesame Street: One World, One Sky
This show follows Sesame Street’s Big Bird and Elmo as they explore the night sky with Hu Hu Zhu, a Muppet from Zhima Jie, the Chinese co-production of Sesame Street. Together, they take an imaginary trip from Sesame Street to the moon, where they discover how different it is from Earth. One World, One Sky is a brilliant spectacle of light and color as the furry friends watch the stars twinkle over Sesame Street. Children attending the show can interact as they watch, drawing constellations and counting the time it takes the sun to set.
One World, One Sky is a production of Adler Planetarium, Sesame Workshop, Beijing Planetarium, and Liberty Science Center and was produced with major support from the National Science Foundation.