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Show Schedule for April 7 – May 11, 2014
Tuesday to Friday :
2:30 p.m. - Back to the Moon for Good
Saturday and Sunday:
11:30 a.m. - One World, One Sky: Big Bird’s Adventure
1:00 p.m. - Back to the Moon for Good
2:00 p.m. - One World, One Sky: Big Bird’s Adventure
3:00 p.m. - Back to the Moon for Good
4:00 p.m. – Wonders of the Universe
One World, One Sky: Big Bird’s Adventure
Join Big Bird and Elmo from Sesame Street as they explore the sky, travel the world, and visit the Moon! This 30 minute show is designed for young families. Produced by the Adler Planetarium in Chicago and the Children’s Television Workshop.
Back to the Moon for Good
Back To The Moon For Good begins with a tour through the history of lunar exploration, tracing back to the 1960′s and 1970′s. We hear from some of the teams racing to land a robotic spacecraft on the moon and win the Google Lunar XPRIZE. The audience is taken on a successful launch, landing and tour of the lunar surface. The show ends with an enticing visualization of a future settlement on the moon. Narrated by Tim Allen, “Buzz Lightyear” from the Toy Story animated films. This 35-minute show is designed for audiences ages 10 and up.
Wonders of the Universe
Peer deep into space through the eyes of the orbiting Hubble Space Telescope and travel back billions of years in time to witness the birth of the universe. On this breathtaking excursion you’ll witness the formation of galaxies and explore some of the most wondrous nebulae and astronomical structures yet discovered. As your travels continue, you’ll fly deep into our own Milky Way galaxy and return home to Earth on a spectacular tour through the solar system. This 35-minute show is designed for audiences ages 10 and up.