Space Sciences & Planetarium

Ongoing

The Gladwin Planetarium is the only planetarium on the Central Coast that features live, multimedia shows. You can tour the constellations of the night sky, fly through the Milky Way galaxy, and explore the surface of the Moon.

Habitat Earth (begins June 2)
Showtimes: Thursdays at 3:00 PM, Saturdays and Sundays at 12:00 PM
Living networks connect and support life forms large and small—from colonies of tiny microbes and populations of massive whales to ever-expanding human societies. In the California Academy of Sciences’ latest original planetarium show, Habitat Earth, discover what it means to live in today’s connected world. Through stunning visualizations of the natural world, dive below the ocean’s surface to explore the dynamic relationships found in kelp forest ecosystems, travel beneath the forest floor to see how Earth’s tallest trees rely on tiny fungi to survive, and journey to new heights to witness the intricate intersection between human and ecological networks. Produced by the California Academy of Sciences and distributed by Evans & Sutherland.
Run Time: 40 minutes 
Age appropriateness: General audiences. Not recommended for children under 5.

Kids' Space Adventure
Showtimes: Tuesdays and Fridays at 3:00 PM, Saturdays and Sundays at 1:00 PM
Come and ask questions about space and the universe! Kid’s Space Adventure is an interactive live presentation where you can find answers about the planets, constellations, comets, asteroids, galaxies and much more!
Run Time: 30 minutes
Age appropriateness: Families with children. Not Recommended for children under 5.

Twinkle, Twinkle for Little Stars
Showtimes: Saturdays and Sundays at 11:00 AM
This live presentation for families with children five years and under features a different topic every week. Come back again and again to learn about stars, planets, constellations, and more!
Run Time: 15 minutes
Age appropriateness: Families with young children.

What's Up
Showtimes: Saturdays and Sundays at 2:00 PM
Start off this new program with a guided tour to our newly renovated observatory and take a look through our state-of-the-art telescopes. Then join us for an exciting, virtual journey through our Solar System in the Gladwin Planetarium. During this live presentation, we will be discussing recent astronomical news and discoveries!
Run Time: 40 minutes
Age Appropriateness: General audiences. Not recommended for children under 10.

Your Cosmic Quest
Showtimes: Mondays, Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays (en español los domingos) at 3:00 PM
Have you ever looked up into the sky and wondered what you were actually seeing? Have you ever wished you could ask questions about space and get immediate answers? Now you can in Your Cosmic Quest, a live presentation that explores the seasonal sky and is fueled by your questions and interests!
Run Time: 40 minutes
Age appropriateness: General audiences. Not recommended for children under 10.

Weekend Showtimes:
11:00 AM Twinkle, Twinkle for Little Stars
12:00 PM What’s Up
1:00 PM Kids’ Space Adventure
2:00 PM Habitat Earth
3:00 PM Universe: User’s Guide (en español los domingos, Sundays in Spanish)

Information: Call Javier Rivera, Astronomy Programs Manager, at 805-682-4711 ext. 173 or jrivera@sbnature2.org