Planetarium Shows

in the Charles Hayden Planetarium

The Charles Hayden Planetarium is the most technologically advanced digital theater in New England.

Powered by superior full-dome video and audio systems and a state-of-the-art Zeiss Starmaster projector, this facility brilliantly showcases a variety of engaging shows, including the Museum's newest original production, Inside NASA: From Dream to Discovery.

We also invite you to participate in seasonal Friday evening astronomy activities, which may include stargazing in the Museum's Gilliland Observatory on clear nights. Astronomy enthusiasts should also check out our monthly sky chart and viewing guide (PDF).

For all audiences

  • Moons: Worlds of Mystery

    Take a journey through our solar system and explore the remarkable diversity and surprising might of moons!

  • Big Bird's Adventure: One World, One Sky

    Explore the night sky with your favorite friends from Sesame Street and learn about the Big Dipper, the North Star, and more!

  • Explore: The Universe

    Leave the Earth behind and take off with a Planetarium educator as your star pilot.

  • Tales of the Maya Skies

    Learn how science, art, and mythology connected the Maya to the universe as you immerse yourself in the beauty of Chichen Itza, Mexico.

Laser Shows

  • Laser Floyd: Dark Side of the Moon

    Laser Floyd: Dark Side of the Moon creates a mind-bending landscape of light and sound set to Pink Floyd's 1973 masterpiece.

  • Laser Michael Jackson

    Listen (and watch!) as MJ's timeless hits live on at the Planetarium. Join the fun, tap your feet, and "Don't Stop 'Til You Get Enough"!

  • Laser Zeppelin

    Dazzling visual effects bring to life ’70s classics such as "Stairway to Heaven," "Rock and Roll," and other timeless Led Zeppelin songs!

Available only to schools as part of a Museum field trip

  • Explore the Solar System

    This offering is available only to schools as part of a Museum field trip.

    Explore our beautiful solar system and its thousands of varied worlds that are changing the way we view our neighborhood in space.

  • Explore the Galaxy

    This offering is available only to schools as part of a Museum field trip.

    Travel through the solar system and beyond in a tour of our stellar neighborhood.