Bigger, Brighter, Bolder

Be sure to check out our brand new laser system with over 14 special effects.

Welcome to one of the largest, most technologically advanced planetariums in the United States. In 1997, the Planetarium opened its doors and over two million guests have visited. Arizona Science Center's Dorrance Planetarium features a NanoSeam design. The dome is the world's first of its kind at a science center or museum. 

Shows subject to change without notice.  


When should you visit? On weekday mornings during the Spring, you'll likely encounter lots of adorable, happy young faces of kids from across the valley on field trips. If you prefer a quieter atmosphere, we suggest grabbing lunch and then coming to the Center after 1 p.m.

Generously supported by Dorrance Family Foundation and Richard F. Caris Foundation


Lasers and Liquor Shows

Sit back, relax, look up and rock out! Listen to your favorite music – Pink Floyd, Metallica, Nirvana and more – while being dazzled by the multicolored laser light show on the Dome. For more details and tickets, click here.


What's Playing?
Click on any of the date tabs below to see what's playing that day. 

Beatles Laser Show

  • 3:30 PM

Sit back, relax, look up and rock out to the greatest rock ‘n’ roll band of all time! All ages and backgrounds will be dazzled by this music and light tribute to The Beatles and to how they helped define a generation.

 Buy Tickets

Solar Superstorms

  • 12:30 PM
  • 4:30 PM

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

Ice Worlds

  • 10:30 AM
  • 2:30 PM

Ice Worlds explores the Earth's polar ice caps and draws parallels with ice on planets and moons elsewhere in the solar system. Planetary Visions worked with the latest satellite image and terrain data from Antarctica to produce four stunning immersive animation sequences.

   Buy Tickets

Grand Tour of the Solar System

  • 11:30 AM
  • 1:30 PM

From Mars to Pluto, Dorrance Planetarium's Grand Tour of the Solar System takes you on a voyage through our spectacular solar system. In this cosmic presentation, you will visit each planet, explore, and compare their features. Discover what's out there in this unique and immersive experience under the dome with us today! 

 Buy Tickets

Beatles Laser Show

  • 3:30 PM

Sit back, relax, look up and rock out to the greatest rock ‘n’ roll band of all time! All ages and backgrounds will be dazzled by this music and light tribute to The Beatles and to how they helped define a generation.

 Buy Tickets

Solar Superstorms

  • 12:30 PM
  • 4:30 PM

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

Ice Worlds

  • 10:30 AM
  • 2:30 PM

Ice Worlds explores the Earth's polar ice caps and draws parallels with ice on planets and moons elsewhere in the solar system. Planetary Visions worked with the latest satellite image and terrain data from Antarctica to produce four stunning immersive animation sequences.

   Buy Tickets

Grand Tour of the Solar System

  • 11:30 AM
  • 1:30 PM

From Mars to Pluto, Dorrance Planetarium's Grand Tour of the Solar System takes you on a voyage through our spectacular solar system. In this cosmic presentation, you will visit each planet, explore, and compare their features. Discover what's out there in this unique and immersive experience under the dome with us today! 

 Buy Tickets

Beatles Laser Show

  • 3:30 PM

Sit back, relax, look up and rock out to the greatest rock ‘n’ roll band of all time! All ages and backgrounds will be dazzled by this music and light tribute to The Beatles and to how they helped define a generation.

 Buy Tickets

Solar Superstorms

  • 12:30 PM
  • 4:30 PM

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

Ice Worlds

  • 10:30 AM
  • 2:30 PM

Ice Worlds explores the Earth's polar ice caps and draws parallels with ice on planets and moons elsewhere in the solar system. Planetary Visions worked with the latest satellite image and terrain data from Antarctica to produce four stunning immersive animation sequences.

   Buy Tickets

Grand Tour of the Solar System

  • 10:00 AM
  • 11:30 AM
  • 1:30 PM

From Mars to Pluto, Dorrance Planetarium's Grand Tour of the Solar System takes you on a voyage through our spectacular solar system. In this cosmic presentation, you will visit each planet, explore, and compare their features. Discover what's out there in this unique and immersive experience under the dome with us today! 

 Buy Tickets

Beatles Laser Show

  • 3:30 PM

Sit back, relax, look up and rock out to the greatest rock ‘n’ roll band of all time! All ages and backgrounds will be dazzled by this music and light tribute to The Beatles and to how they helped define a generation.

 Buy Tickets

Solar Superstorms

  • 10:00 AM
  • 12:30 PM
  • 4:30 PM

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

Ice Worlds

  • 10:30 AM
  • 2:30 PM

Ice Worlds explores the Earth's polar ice caps and draws parallels with ice on planets and moons elsewhere in the solar system. Planetary Visions worked with the latest satellite image and terrain data from Antarctica to produce four stunning immersive animation sequences.

   Buy Tickets

Grand Tour of the Solar System

  • 11:30 AM
  • 1:30 PM

From Mars to Pluto, Dorrance Planetarium's Grand Tour of the Solar System takes you on a voyage through our spectacular solar system. In this cosmic presentation, you will visit each planet, explore, and compare their features. Discover what's out there in this unique and immersive experience under the dome with us today! 

 Buy Tickets


 

 

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