Dorrance Planetarium

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.  

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.


PLANETARIUM-POMPEII PACKAGE

Immerse yourself in the planets and stars! Experience the largest Planetarium in the state for $1 off with the purchase of a same-day Pompeii ticket.

 

Grand Tour of the Solar System

  • 11:30 AM
  • 1:30 PM

Voyage through our spectacular solar system and visit each planet, comparing and contrasting their features. 

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Arizona Skies: Winter

  • 2:30 PM

Discover the current night sky and hear stories about the different constellations visible this time of year. This show concludes with a spin through the cosmos. 

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Supervolcanoes

  • 12:30 PM
  • 3:30 PM

Feel the Heat! Supervolcanoes explores rare types of volcanic eruptions that marshal the energy that lurks, like a sleeping dragon, beneath the surface of planet Earth. The story of these big blowouts is a tale of havoc and mayhem: mass extinctions, climate collapses, and violence beyond anything humans have ever witnessed. In this unique immersive experience, audiences will explore the impact of volcanism on Earth and other worlds in our solar system. Can a supervolcano erupt in our own time? The answer is surprisingly close to home.

Supervolcanoes is a co-production of Spitz Creative Media, Mirage3D and Thomas Lucas Productions, Inc., in association with the Denver Museum of Nature & Science. Narrated by Benedict Cumberbatch. 24 minutes.

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Solar Superstorms

  • 12:30 PM
  • 3:30 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.

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Grand Tour of the Solar System

  • 11:30 AM
  • 1:30 PM

Voyage through our spectacular solar system and visit each planet, comparing and contrasting their features. 

 Buy Tickets

Arizona Skies: Winter

  • 2:30 PM

Discover the current night sky and hear stories about the different constellations visible this time of year. This show concludes with a spin through the cosmos. 

 Buy Tickets

Supervolcanoes

  • 12:30 PM
  • 3:30 PM

Feel the Heat! Supervolcanoes explores rare types of volcanic eruptions that marshal the energy that lurks, like a sleeping dragon, beneath the surface of planet Earth. The story of these big blowouts is a tale of havoc and mayhem: mass extinctions, climate collapses, and violence beyond anything humans have ever witnessed. In this unique immersive experience, audiences will explore the impact of volcanism on Earth and other worlds in our solar system. Can a supervolcano erupt in our own time? The answer is surprisingly close to home.

Supervolcanoes is a co-production of Spitz Creative Media, Mirage3D and Thomas Lucas Productions, Inc., in association with the Denver Museum of Nature & Science. Narrated by Benedict Cumberbatch. 24 minutes.

 Buy Tickets

Solar Superstorms

  • 12:30 PM
  • 3:30 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

Grand Tour of the Solar System

  • 11:30 AM
  • 1:30 PM

Voyage through our spectacular solar system and visit each planet, comparing and contrasting their features. 

 Buy Tickets

Arizona Skies: Winter

  • 2:30 PM

Discover the current night sky and hear stories about the different constellations visible this time of year. This show concludes with a spin through the cosmos. 

 Buy Tickets

Supervolcanoes

  • 12:30 PM
  • 3:30 PM

Feel the Heat! Supervolcanoes explores rare types of volcanic eruptions that marshal the energy that lurks, like a sleeping dragon, beneath the surface of planet Earth. The story of these big blowouts is a tale of havoc and mayhem: mass extinctions, climate collapses, and violence beyond anything humans have ever witnessed. In this unique immersive experience, audiences will explore the impact of volcanism on Earth and other worlds in our solar system. Can a supervolcano erupt in our own time? The answer is surprisingly close to home.

Supervolcanoes is a co-production of Spitz Creative Media, Mirage3D and Thomas Lucas Productions, Inc., in association with the Denver Museum of Nature & Science. Narrated by Benedict Cumberbatch. 24 minutes.

 Buy Tickets

Solar Superstorms

  • 12:30 PM
  • 3:30 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

Grand Tour of the Solar System

  • 11:30 AM
  • 1:30 PM

Voyage through our spectacular solar system and visit each planet, comparing and contrasting their features. 

 Buy Tickets

Arizona Skies: Winter

  • 2:30 PM

Discover the current night sky and hear stories about the different constellations visible this time of year. This show concludes with a spin through the cosmos. 

 Buy Tickets

Supervolcanoes

  • 12:30 PM
  • 3:30 PM

Feel the Heat! Supervolcanoes explores rare types of volcanic eruptions that marshal the energy that lurks, like a sleeping dragon, beneath the surface of planet Earth. The story of these big blowouts is a tale of havoc and mayhem: mass extinctions, climate collapses, and violence beyond anything humans have ever witnessed. In this unique immersive experience, audiences will explore the impact of volcanism on Earth and other worlds in our solar system. Can a supervolcano erupt in our own time? The answer is surprisingly close to home.

Supervolcanoes is a co-production of Spitz Creative Media, Mirage3D and Thomas Lucas Productions, Inc., in association with the Denver Museum of Nature & Science. Narrated by Benedict Cumberbatch. 24 minutes.

 Buy Tickets

Solar Superstorms

  • 12:30 PM
  • 3:30 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