November 29 - December 23Thursday, Saturday, Sunday, & Monday at 7 pm; Saturday & Sunday at 2 pmVisually rich and musically satisfying, Season of Light reveals the history of endearing holiday customs—from the burning Yule log and sparkling tree lights to the Star of Bethlehem and the Hanukkah Menorah.
January 12 - March 10, 2013Saturday at 11 am & Sunday at 2 pmLarry Cat in Space is a playful, imaginative cartoon presentation about an inquisitive cat who takes a trip to the Moon. Larry Cat in Space is primarily targeted at grades K-3, although everyone loves an entertaining, fun story! Parents and children alike will enjoy the show, and learn something about the Moon, too! Afterward, there will be time to explore the night sky and take a trip into outer space with our digital projector.
January 14 - March 11, 2013Monday at 7 pmLearn how to use a star map and explore the winter sky over the Red River Valley. This program takes a look at constellations, stars and planets visible this winter. Listen to some of the ancient myths about the night sky and take a modern trip into space with the help of our digital projector.
March 23 - May 18, 2013Saturday at 11 amThe night sky is filled with an exotic bestiary of animals, some real and some imaginary. This show, designed for children and the young at heart, explores the animal constellations of the night sky and the fantastic stories that have been told about them.
March 24 - May 20, 2013Sunday at 2 pm & Monday at 7 pmDARK is a full dome movie that explains and explores the nature of dark matter, the missing 80% of the mass of the Universe. The search for dark matter is the most pressing astrophysical problem of our time the solution to which will help us understand why the Universe is as it is, where it came from, and how it has evolved over billions of years the unimaginable depths of deep time, of which a human life is but a flickering instant. After the featured presentation, we will take a tour of the spring sky with our digital projector.
The Planetarium is located in Bridges Hall, Room 167. Please call 218.477.2920 with questions.
The Regional Science Center and Planetarium offer a variety of programs for schools, groups, and the public. Check them out below.
MSUM Planetarium Programs
Buffalo River Site Programs
Water Quality Testing Network
Why Not Winter
State Park Summer Naturalist Program