Passport to the Universe

The spiraling Milky Way galaxy shown in shades of purple and blue with a bright light in the center
Narrated by Tom Hanks and available to license in 8K, Passport to the Universe takes audiences on a thrilling journey through the observable universe.

Fly beneath the rings of Saturn, float through the heart of the Orion Nebula, and plunge into a black hole during this captivating introduction to cosmology.

Passport to the Universe explores humanity's place in the cosmos, bringing audiences on an unforgettable journey from Earth all the way to the edge of the observable universe.

Now available in 8K at 60 fps (4K and 30 fps also available), this iconic space show was updated in 2017 with cutting-edge visualizations of the latest scientific data—including updated surface maps and new exploratory space missions—accompanied by the original script and music.


“The most eloquent summary of the museum’s achievement will be the look on the faces of children…stunned by a virtual trek from Earth to the edge of the observable universe.”
The New York Times 

“The show is as exciting as anything in a theme park, and yet it has great authority.”
The New Yorker

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Passport to the Universe was developed by the American Museum of Natural History, New York ( in collaboration with the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA).

Major support for new version provided by the California Academy of Sciences, San Francisco.