Digital Dome Theater and Planetarium

Grab a seat and enjoy the fun of a dome theater film.


Encounter an exceptional experience with the largest dome theater in the state. Travel to faraway destinations and go on adventures unlike any other, under the soaring 60-foot screen, immersive 360-degree view and booming surround sound.

You do not have to pay exhibit admission to do the dome!

Feature Film: Apollo 11: First Steps Edition

This thrilling cinematic experience showcases the real-life moments of humankind’s first steps on the Moon. In this special giant-screen edition of Todd Douglas Miller’s critically acclaimed Apollo 11 documentary, created exclusively for science centers and museum theatres, the filmmakers reconstruct the exhilarating final moments of preparation, liftoff, landing and return of this historic mission – one of humanity’s greatest achievements and the first to put men on the Moon.

“Entirely Awe-Inspiring” – New York Times
Certified “99% Fresh” on Rotten Tomatoes

With a newly-discovered trove of never-before-seen 70mm footage and audio recordings, Apollo 11: First Steps Edition joins Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin and Michael Collins, the Mission Control team and millions of spectators around the world, during those momentous days and hours in 1969 when humankind took a giant leap into the future.

Run time: 47 min.

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Feature Film: Apollo 11: First Steps Edition


Journey to a land of extremes. Northern Australia sees ravaging brush fires and colossal floods. This Jurassic-like environment is home to sharks, venomous snakes, enormous buffalo – and even a living dinosaur, the saltwater crocodile.

Run time: 36 minutes.

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Dome Admission Prices

Feature Film: Apollo: First Steps Edition

  • Adult (12 – 64) $8
  • Senior (65+) $7
  • Youth (3 – 11) $6
  • 2 and Under FREE

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Special Feature: Australia’s Great Wild North

  • Members $1
  • Adult (12 – 64) $5
  • Senior (65+) $4
  • Youth (3 – 11) $3
  • 2 and Under FREE

Tax not included. Prices subject to change without notice. General admission isn’t needed to do the Dome.

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The Dome Theater and COVID-19 Precautions

We have reduced capacity per show to allow for proper social distancing.

The theater’s stair railing, doors and chairs will be cleaned after every show, and the entire theater will be sanitized at least twice per day.

We do ask that you please pick up your empty soda bottles, candy wrappers, etc. when you exit the theater. This effort will help keep all safe and healthy.

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