Dorrance Planetarium

Welcome to one of the largest, most technologically advanced planetariums in the United States. Since opening the doors in 1997, more than two million Guests have visited Arizona Science Center's Dorrance Planetarium.  Featuring a NanoSeam design, the dome is the world's first of its kind at a science center or museum.

Dorrance Planetarium is generously supported by Dorrance Family Foundation and Richard F. Caris Charitable Trust.


Art 360

The Dorrance Planetarium is more than just a planetarium. It is an immersive experience that has the potential to showcase some of the most impressive artistic images of our time, combined with the riveting sound only heard in our full-dome planetarium. Experience art and music in ways you’ve never imagined!

Family watching a planetarium show

Art 360 - Reimagining Art in the Dome

Immerse yourself in science and culture as the dome of Dorrance Planetarium comes alive with a 360-degree immersive art and cinema experience. A collaborative experience featuring local artists, music, films and interactive events, Art 360 brings science to life in one of the most technologically advanced planetariums in the United States.

Abstract of Lasers and a Nebula

Art 360 - Lasers And Liquor

Experience our state-of-the-art laser system with 14 mind-blowing special effects at our Lasers & Liquor nights! Sit back, look up and rock out! Listen to music from Queen, Beyoncé, Beastie Boys and AC/DC while being dazzled by the multicolored laser light show on the Dorrance Planetarium dome.

What's Playing?

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Solar Superstorms

  • 11:00 AM

Solar Superstorms takes viewers into the tangle of magnetic fields and superhot plasma that vent the Sun's rage in dramatic flares, violent solar tornadoes, and the largest eruptions in the solar system: Coronal Mass Ejections.

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Solar Superstorms

Solar Superstorms takes viewers into the tangle of magnetic fields and superhot plasma that vent the Sun's rage in dramatic flares, violent solar tornadoes, and the largest eruptions in the solar system: Coronal Mass Ejections.

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Solar Superstorms

  • 11:00 AM

Solar Superstorms takes viewers into the tangle of magnetic fields and superhot plasma that vent the Sun's rage in dramatic flares, violent solar tornadoes, and the largest eruptions in the solar system: Coronal Mass Ejections.

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Solar Superstorms

  • 11:00 AM

Solar Superstorms takes viewers into the tangle of magnetic fields and superhot plasma that vent the Sun's rage in dramatic flares, violent solar tornadoes, and the largest eruptions in the solar system: Coronal Mass Ejections.

 Buy Tickets