— Planetarium Shows for Summer Groups

Tour the cosmos and beyond in the Whitney and Elizabeth MacMillan Planetarium

Immerse yourself in a journey through space and time in our breathtaking 120 seat Whitney and Elizabeth MacMillan Planetarium. From the comfort of a plush reclining seat, you’ll feel like you’re flying through Earth’s atmosphere to the far reaches of the universe.

 

Summer Youth Groups are welcome to reserve seats. Our standard daily offerings are:

10:30-11:10          Under the Stars (ages 4-8)

11:30-12:15           Out of This World! (all ages)

2:30-3:15              Out of This World! (all ages)

 

Illustration of our solar system

Out of This World! 50 minutes

Recommended for all ages
Hop into the Bell Museum’s spaceship and tour the planets of our solar system. Investigate the phases of the Moon, be the first humans to land on Mars, and fly through the rings of Saturn. Discover your favorite planet, or moon, while learning what makes a planet a planet in the first place (sorry Pluto). Show includes a live portion, in which our presenters take you on a tour of the night sky, with a guide to the planets, stars, and constellations you can see from Minnesota.

An astronaut floating with Earth in the background

Under the Stars, 35 minutes

Recommended for ages 4–8 and their families
Come on a journey as we tell a story about objects in our sky. Young learners use their bodies and voices as they learn to make observations about the sky, Sun, Moon, and stars. They’ll even become astronauts and fly to the Moon. Show includes a live portion, in which our presenters take you on a tour of the night sky, with a guide to the planets, stars, and constellations you can see from Minnesota.