The Museum is closed to the public until further notice.
We look forward to resuming public shows soon. In the meantime, as part of the #MuseumFromHome program we are posting virtual planetarium sky talks to social media monthly and archiving them here.
We also offer Private Planetarium experience for your “Pod”
Recommended for General Audiences
Every star has a story. Some are as old as time, faint and almost forgotten. Others burn bright and end their lives in powerful explosions. New stars are created every day, born of vast clouds of gas and dust. Stars release the energy that powers the Universe. Journey to the furthest reaches of our galaxy and experience the awesome beauty and destructive power of Stars!
Grades: Pre-K to 2
Little Star is an average yellow star, searching for planets of his own to protect and warm. Pairs with the Early Learning program Stars & Shapes Forever.
Grades: 2 - 12
Travel back to the time of dinosaurs with teenage pilot Lucy and her father, in search of the ancestors of modern birds, and the origins of flight. Limited show times, call for information and reservations.
Be sure to visit the dinosaurs in our new exhibit, Written in the Rocks: Fossil Tales of New Jersey before or after your show.
Grades: 2 - 12
Fly through the thick atmosphere of Venus, magnetic storms on the sun, liquid methane showers on Titan, and a raging 400-year-old-hurricane on Jupiter. You’ll emerge glad you live on Earth! Pair this show with our Wide World of Weather workshop.
Astronaut Edwin “Buzz” Aldrin, a native of Montclair, New Jersey, was the second man to stand on the surface of the moon. The visor in his helmet shows a reflection of Astronaut Neil Armstrong (first man on the moon) taking this picture, as well as one footpad of the Lunar Module Eagle and the United States flag planted next to it.