Passport to the Universe



Traversing billions of light years, Passport to the Universe takes an incredible journey from our home planet and the Milky Way galaxy to the edge of the universe. Audiences fly beneath the rings of Saturn, into the heart of the Orion Nebula, and out into the vastness of the observable universe, experiencing stunning cosmic destinations as never before possible. 

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



“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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Show Information


Full Dome



Tom Hanks



20 minutes; can be ticketed on the half hour


Available Languages:

English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Mandarin, Portuguese, Spanish


Preshow & Prelude:

For display on monitors in gathering area prior to entering planetarium:

- 18-minute astronomical info loop

- 3-minute introduction to Passport to the Universe


Technical Information:

Can be customized for presentation on most digital planetarium systems