` Mueller Planetarium - Fulldome Festival
Mueller Planetarium
A Starry Tale


Max Goes to the Moon | 11:00am
Beyond the Sun | 12:00pm
Supervolcanoes | 1:00pm
The Sun: Our Living Star | 2:00pm
Dinosaurs at Dusk | 3:00pm

Admission (click here)

General Policies

• Children must be at least 4 years old to be admitted to regular public shows.
• Shows start on time. No one is admitted into the planetarium after a show has started (by order of the Fire Marshal).
• Theater doors open 10 minutes prior to show time.
• For your safety, there is no re-admittance if you leave during a show.
• The planetarium is a dark environment with overhead motion & occasional loud sounds during a show. It is not recommended for guests who are sensitive to such conditions.
• Minors must be accompanied by an adult. Children cannot be left unattended in the planetarium.

Presentation of many fulldome shows at Mueller Planetarium is made possible by the Friends of the University of Nebraska State Museum.

Join Mueller Planetarium for the 2019 Fulldome Festival as we showcase a variety of fulldome features! Click on the images below for a preview of that show.

Max Goes to the Moon (11:00am)
(Recommended for ages 4-8, 35 minutes)

Max the Dog and a young girl named Tori take the first trip to the Moon since the Apollo era, and their trip proves so inspiring to people back on Earth that all the nations of the world come together to build a great Moon colony. From the colony, the views of Earth make everyone realize how small and precious planet Earth is. Adapted for the planetarium from the popular children's book.

Beyond the Sun (12:00pm)
(Recommended for ages 7+, 30 minutes)

While Celeste is fighting off sleep in her room, she receives an unexpected visit from an entity called Moon. Together, they go on a journey through the galaxy to discover what exoplanets are and how they can be detected! Some of the worlds explored are rogue planets, oceanic worlds and super-Earths, all in hopes of finding a place like Earth where life can exist.

Supervolcanoes (1:00pm)
(Recommended for ages 8+, 30 minutes)

Explore rare types of volcanic eruptions that marshal the energy lurking beneath the Earth's surface. The story of these big blow outs is a tale of havoc and mayhem: mass extinctions, climate collapse, and violence beyond anything humans have ever witnessed. See the impact of volcanism on Earth and other worlds in our solar system. Can a supervolcano erupt in our own time? The answer is surprisingly close to home. Narrated by Benedict Cumberbatch.

The Sun: Our Living Star (2:00pm)
(Recommended for ages 10+, 30 minutes)

The Sun has shined on our world for 4.5 billion years. The light that warms our skin today has been felt by every person who has ever lived. It is our nearest star and our planet's powerhouse, the source of energy that drives our winds, weather and all life. Discover the secrets of our star and experience never-before-seen images of the Sun's violent surface!
CAUTION: This program features some scenes with brief flashing images. It is not recommended for viewers who are sensitive to such conditions.

Dinosaurs at Dusk (3:00pm)
(Recommended for ages 8+, 45 minutes)

Travel back in time to meet the pterosaurs and the ancestors of modern-day birds: the feathered dinosaurs. Lucy and her father navigate from continent to continent, looking for clues about the origins of flight. When time runs out they experience first-hand the cataclysmic "last day" of the dinosaurs. Dive into topics such as continental drift, asteroids and impacts, extinctions and the convergent development of flight among species!