The Springfield Science Museum is home to the Seymour Planetarium, the oldest operating planetarium in the United States. The star ball in the Seymour Planetarium can project more than 7,000 stars which vary in brightness.
Showtimes (through August 31)
Splendors of the Night Sky, 11:15 am
What is that you’re seeing in the sky at night? With the planetarium stars as the backdrop, find out how to locate and identify celestial objects, planets, and constellations as the seasons change. Recommended for ages 8 and up.
Magic Sky, Noon
Join Jesse in a dream adventure sparked by a bedtime story about the night sky. Through story and song, children explore the concept of day and night and discover that the sun is really a star. Recommended for ages 5 and up.
Oceans in Space, 1 pm
Fasten your seat belts as you embark on an incredible journey through time and space. Investigate theories about the creation of Earth, explore evidence that life on our planet began in the depths of the oceans, and speculate about life in the farthest reaches of the universe. Recommended for ages 8 and up.
Mystery of the Disappearing Dinosaurs, 2 pm
Dinosaurs ruled the world for nearly 200 million years and then, in the geological blink of an eye, they were gone forever. Travel far out into space, deep inside the earth and back in time as we try to unravel the mystery of the disappearing dinosaurs. Recommended for ages 8 and up.
In addition to general museum admission
Children 3-17: $2
Museum members: Free