Upcoming Events at the Thronateeska

Staff Report

Friday, August 20th, 2021


Friday, August 20

10 am 

Blast off with us at our Tricera-Tots: Earth, Moon & Sun program Friday at 10 am! We will visit the planetarium for an exploration of the Sun & Moon and how they interact with Earth. We'll also be making our own model of the Earth, Moon and Sun! Tricera-Tots is geared to 3-4 year-olds, although all ages are welcome to join in!

Program Cost: $3 per person for ages 4 & up/FREE for members
Ages 3 and under FREE


Science Saturday

Saturday, August 28

10 am 

I got my "eye" on you! We will be learning all about how our eyes work with a hands-on model of an eye, a story, and fun activities. Science Saturday is geared toward ages 7-10 but all ages are welcome! 

$3 per person for ages 4 & up/FREE for members / Ages 3 and under FREE 


Planetarium Shows

Planetarium shows run Thursday-Saturday

$5 for ages 4 and up/FREE for members

Ages 3 and under FREE



10:30 am 

Welcome to Molecularium: a magical, musical adventure into the world of molecules! This show is an exciting new animation created to spark interest in the atoms and molecules that constitute our world. You’ll be following a cast of characters, based on atoms, as they move throughout the universe from the perspective of a magical ship, also called the Molecularium. The ship can view matter on both the human and molecular levels.
25 minutes



11:30 am

Astronomyths blends modern astronomy with ancient Greek mythology. The show travels the audience through a series of constellations as seen from earth and the respective mythological stories after which they were named. This is a great show for audiences of all ages, presenting rich educational content in a highly entertaining way.
24 minutes


From Earth to the Universe

1 pm 

The night sky, both beautiful and mysterious, has been the subject of campfire stories, ancient myths and awe for as long as there have been people. A desire to comprehend the Universe may well be humanity’s oldest shared intellectual experience. Yet only recently have we truly begun to grasp our place in the vast cosmos. To learn about this journey of celestial discovery, from the theories of the ancient Greek astronomers to today’s grandest telescopes, we invite you to experience From Earth to the Universe.
30 minutes


Black Holes 

2 pm

Black Holes takes you on a fully immersive journey through one of the most mystifying, awe-inspiring phenomena in the universe: a black hole. Where do they come from? Where do they go? How do we find them? Is there one on Earth’s horizon? What was Einstein’s connection to them?
37 minutes


Oasis in Space

3 pm 

Oasis In Space transports the audience on a startling and beautiful voyage through our universe, galaxy and solar system in search of liquid water, a key ingredient for life on Earth.
24 minutes