Show Descriptions


Planetarium Star Theatre 

This list is the Space Centre's library of all shows, not all will be playing at any given time. Information includes suggested audience age. Show Schedule
Dark: Understanding Dark Matter (Age 12+)
Dr. Alan Duffy is an Astronomer, and is looking for something that is very hard to find. Imagine trying to search for something that you can't see. You don't know what it looks like, what it's made of, or where it is. But you do know that nearly 80% of the mass of the universe is made of it. At least we've been able to name it. Learn how the mystery of dark matter has changed our understanding of the Universe
IBEX: Search for the Edge of the Solar System (Age 10+)
Leave the Earth behind and tour some of the most intriguing destinations in space. IBEX lets you view our planet in a way previously only possible for astronauts. Experience also the rest of the Universe in a way that was not possible, until now. 
LIFE: A Cosmic Story (Age 10+)
How did life on Earth begin? This tantalizing question forms the basis of the H.R. MacMillan Space Centre's newest planetarium star theatre show. Begin your journey by shrinking down to enter a single redwood leaf, and discover that all life on Earth shares a common ancestry. Then, travel through time to witness key events since the Big Bang that set the stage for life. Along the way, you will see two scenarios for the dawn of life on early Earth, and discover how our planet has changed since those microscopic beginnings. Narrated by Jodie Foster.
Surfing the Solar System ( Age 8+)
See the Solar System as you’ve never seen it before – leave Earth behind to tour some of the most intriguing destinations in our Solar System and find out more about some of the latest discoveries about our neighbouring planets. You will even have a chance to see Earth from the perspective of astronauts on the International Space Station.
The Searcher (Age 10+)
Join the Searcher on a journey through deep space and encounter beautiful and immersive scientific visuals of colliding galaxies, a supernova explosion, a black hole and more. 
The View from Here (Age 10+)
Leave Earth and discover more about the views from other parts of our Universe.

GroundStation Canada Theatre

This list is the Space Centre's library of all shows, not all will be playing at any given time. Information includes suggested audience age. Show Schedule  
Day in Space (Age 6+)
What exactly do astronauts do up there? Find out what it takes to live and work in space.  
Colour of Fire (Age 8+)
We'll try not to set the theatre on fire as we find out how astronomers learn about stars.  
Dizzying Heights (Age 8+)
Which way is up? Find out how astronauts keep their lunch down as they float in space.  

Mars Curious? (Age 8+)
Get up to speed with the discoveries from the Mars rover Curiosity as well as a look to past Mars missions and what the future might bring. 
Powering the Future (Age 8+)
Where can we find the power for space exploration?
Rocket Lab (Age 8+) 
3 . 2 . 1 . . . This time it is rocket science.  
Space: A Dangerous Place (Age 6+)
Ever wonder what would happen if you went into space without a space suit?