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Worlds Beyond Earth

Opens January 21, 2020

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Free for Members.  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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Member Preview Days for Worlds Beyond Earth begin January 18 through January 20.

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Seated visitors in the Museum's Hayden Planetarium.


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.

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Select a General Admission + One or General Admission + All ticket, enter a calendar date, and select Worlds Beyond Earth.

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The Hayden Planetarium Space Show Dark Universe, screening now through January 16, celebrates the pivotal discoveries that have led to greater knowledge of the structure and history of the universe and our place in it—and to new frontiers for exploration.

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Visualization of dark matter

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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Worlds Beyond Earth is also generously sponsored by a grant made in loving memory of Wallace Gilroy.