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Worlds Beyond Earth

Opened January 21, 2020

Temporarily Closed

Timed entry only. Hayden Planetarium Space Theater, first floor.

Colored lines in different patterns are used to depict Earth's protective magnetic field.
A still from Worlds Beyond Earth that depicts our planet’s protective magnetic field, which is generated by Earth’s hot, dynamic core.
Immersive visualizations of distant worlds. Groundbreaking space missions. Breathtaking scenes depicting the evolution of our solar system.

Screening on the world’s most advanced planetarium projection system, Worlds Beyond Earth tells the story of the surprisingly dynamic nature of the worlds that share our solar system and the unique conditions that make life on Earth possible. Narrated by Academy Award winner Lupita Nyong'oWorlds Beyond Earth takes viewers on a journey far beyond our own blue planet to marvel at the latest discoveries from our cosmic neighbors.

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Seated visitors in the Museum's Hayden Planetarium.

Showtimes: Temporarily Closed

Monday–Friday: Every half hour, 10:30 am–4 pm, except on Wednesdays, when first show begins at 11 am 

Saturday–Sunday: Every half hour, 10:30 am–5 pm

Length of show: 25 minutes

Captioning devices and audio description devices are available. Please ask a staff member.


Worlds Beyond Earth is dedicated to the memory of Charles Hayden in celebration of the 150th anniversary of his birth and made possible by the generous support of the Charles Hayden Foundation.

Proudly sponsored by:

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Generously sponsored in loving memory of Wallace Gilroy.