Take a day off and visit Dorrance Planetarium, located inside the Arizona Science Center. Open since 1997, the planetarium is one of the largest in the country and has received and entertained more than two million visitors.
Their dome has a NanoSeam design, the world’s first of its kind at a science center and museum.
An immersive experience
The Dorrance Planetarium offers so much more than just a planetarium. When visiting it you’ll get a 360º immersive experience, especially when you buy tickets for their productions, which combine some of the most impressive artistic images with sound only heard in their full-dome planetarium.
Through May, you can watch “Dynamic Earth” an ultra-high-resolution full-dome production, narrated by actor Liam Neeson. According to the Planetarium’s website “The show explores the inner workings of Earth’s climate system. With visualizations based on satellite monitoring data and advanced supercomputer simulations, this cutting-edge production follows a trail of energy that flows from the sun into the interlocking systems that shape our climate”.
It’s about 25 minutes long and you can buy tickets here.
Where: Arizona Science Center 600 E Washington Street, Phoenix
Hours: Open DAILY 10:30 AM -4:00 PM
Admission: Adult $19.95
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