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New! Astronaut
Discover what it takes to be an astronaut! Learn about astronaut training, experience a rocket launch from inside the body, and discover the perils that lurk in space.

Infinity Express
How big is the universe? Where does it end? Are we alone? These questions and more are tackled in Infinity Express. The 20-minute full-dome planetarium show, narrated by actor Laurence Fishburne, takes you on a journey through space and time to gain a better understanding of the Universe, which is slowly offering up its secrets.

One World, One Sky: Big Bird's Adventure
Have a blast with Elmo and Big Bird in our newest planetarium show, One World, One Sky: Big Bird's Adventure. Elmo and his friend, Hu Hu Zhu, a Muppet from the Chinese co-production of Sesame Street®, go on an exciting trip to discover the Sun, Moon, and stars. At the end of the show, Big Bird, Elmo, and Hu Hu Zhu pick a friendship star to celebrate the idea that even though they live in two different countries, they still share the same sky. It's a perfect show for kids ages 4–6 and for all who are young at heart.

Two Small Pieces of Glass
While attending a local star party, two teenage students learn how telescopes have helped us understand our place in space and how they continue to expand our understanding of the Universe. Join them as they explore the history of the telescope and glimpse the Galilean Moons, Saturn's rings, and much more.

A Traveler's Guide to Mars
Get ready for the most immersive space journey yet! Soar through a high-definition digital Martian landscape on a guided tour of the once-mysterious surface of Mars. Traverse ancient lake beds and channels in search of the history of Mars' watery past.

The Sky Above Mister Rogers' Neighborhood
A family favorite! Explore familiar objects in the sky with Mister Rogers and your favorite characters from the Neighborhood of Make-Believe. Remastered in high definition!

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Stars Over Pittsburgh
Lights out, heads up, stars on! This live show guides you through the current night sky, showing you how to locate the planets and constellations you can see from your own backyard.

Our Cells, Our Selves
Young Sylvie recently has been diagnosed with diabetes, a condition that causes the body's immune system to attack its own insulin-producing cells in the pancreas. Take a bedtime journey with a few familiar (and some very unfamiliar) organisms to learn how metabolism and the immune system first developed millions of years ago. Then, travel through the human body to learn how the same principles are at work in the human body, and explore the future of regenerative medicine.