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Habitat Earth        

Habitat Earth

Dive into a world of hidden relationships, journey to new heights, and witness the global influence of life and civilization of this vibrant world! Narrated by Frances McDormand, Habitat Earth shows us what it means to live in today’s very connected world!
Approx. 25 minutes – Recommended Grades: 2-8
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Into The Deep

Explore the depths of the ocean! Dive with the pioneers of deep-sea research on their journeys of discovery, on the most famous submersibles in history, to come face-to-face with the fascinating creatures that survive where no life was ever expected >> Into The Deep!
Approx. 30 minutes – Grades: 2-8
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Moons

Charles Hayden Planetarium of the Museum of Science in Boston brings you Moons.  An incredible journey through diverse worlds and the solar system. Narrated by Ed Helms, Moons allows you to orbit by planets, asteroids, and various satellites that exist!
Approx. 35 minutes – Grades: 2-8
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Time Space

Take an adventure through periods of time! Revisit the Yucatán Peninsula in 1222 A.D. to watch Comets fly above the once prosperous Mayan civilization. Join crowds in 1969 to See Apollo 11 set off into the sky. Expand your mind learning about Time & Space!
Approx. 30 Minutes – Grades: 2-5
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Cosmic Collisions

The breathtaking space show, narrated by award-winning actor, Robert Redford, launches visitors on a thrilling trip through space and time. Explore cosmic collisions along with hypersonic impacts that drive the dynamic and continuing evolution of the universe.   Approx. 25 minutes – Grades 5-8 Fun Fact: There are 300 sextillion stars in the visible universe, that is a 3 followed by 22 zeros!
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Dinosaur Prophecy

Join paleontologists in excavating bones and wondering what killed the mighty dinosaurs. Be amazed as your favorite giants come to life and meet their catastrophic deaths. Find out how NASA scientists monitor the Earth and climate change for potential disasters!
Approx. 25 minutes – Grades 2-8
Fun Fact: The largest dinosaur was 50 feet tall. That is 5 basketball hoops stacked on top of one another.
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Earth’s Wild Ride

Experience the heart-pounding exhilaration of a water canyon ride which travels over an erupting volcano; ventures through an Ice Age scene with a giant Woolly Mammoth; to the time of the dinosaurs during a major meteor shower!
Approx. 25 minutes – Grades: K-4
Fun Fact: It takes Earth 10,000-50,000 years to make a volcano.
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Fantasy Worlds

Explore the limits of life! From deserts, boiling springs, and acidic ponds to Antarctic ice. ‘Fantasy Worlds’ features artists and animators creations of possible life-bearing worlds that our telescopes and spacecraft may someday find around other stars.
Approx.20 minutes – Grades: 3-8
Fun Fact: Death Valley, CA holds the record for the hottest day, which was 134 degrees.
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Force Five

Feel Mother Nature’s fury as extreme weather takes center stage in this realistic animated show revealing real life-threatening nature. Using real footage and NASA based images, ‘Force Five’ producers give the audience a vantage point that would never be safe in the real world!
Approx. 20 minutes – Grades: 3-8
Fun Fact: Hurricanes can reach 200-300 miles in diameter and last for up to three weeks!
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Future Moon

We are taken back to the Apollo mission and man’s first wondrous steps on the Moon! What could a lunar colony look like?  How would it feel to live on the Moon?  Learn all about NASA’s amazing plans, as we follow along through our past, the present, and what the future may hold!
Approx. 20 minutes – Grades 3-8
Fun Fact: Apollo 11’s foot prints will remain on the Moon for at least 10 million years.
 
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Lucy’s Cradle

Could any other planet or moon harbor primitive life? Journey back into time to ancient Africa, home of the world’s most famous fossil. Watch Lucy come alive with her family, and see how changes in her environment drove hominid migration.
**Content includes theories of evolution.
Approx. 20 minutes – Grades: 5-8
Fun Fact: Lucy’s bones make up a mixture of an ape and a human.
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Microcosm

Take an adventure inside the human body in this extraordinary adventure.  Fly up the carotid artery, explore the eye, brain, ear, and heart and then shrink into a cell to see the nucleus and DNA.  Treat tumors and infections at a nano-scale level!
Approx. 25 minutes – Grades: 4-8
Fun Fact: The brain operates on the same amount of power as a 10-watt light bulb.
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Molecularium

In the digital dome adventure Molecularium, audiences are transported into the world of atoms. Enjoy learning about the water cycle, the three states of matter, and how everything is made of atoms and molecules. Your class will be singing and laughing with these characters!
Approx. 23 minutes – Grades: 3-6
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Night of the Titanic

‘Night of the Titanic’ shows some unique conditions between Earth and space that, coupled with a few crucial human errors, led to the sinking of the great ship on April 15, 1912. Learn how icebergs are formed and the damage they may evoke, even to the “unsinkable!”
Approx. 25 minutes – Grades: 3-8
Fun Fact: The Titanic is as long as the Empire State Building is tall!
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Passport to the Universe

Produced by the American Museum Of Natural History in collaboration with (NASA) and narrated by Tom Hanks, you’ll fly beneath the rings of Saturn, into the heart of the Orion Nebula, and back to Earth through an amazing black hole. Experience these and other stunning cosmic destinations as never before!
Approx. 20 minutes – Grades: 3-8
Fun Fact: Did you know that every second a star explodes?
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Saturn: the Ring World II

The Cassini-Huygens Mission to Saturn proved a resounding success, providing a greater knowledge of the gas giant and its spectacular moon, Titan. Narrated by Star Trek’s John Billingsley and produced by NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory.
Approx. 20 minutes – Grades: 4-8
Fun Fact: The spaceship Cassini reaches speed around 50,000 MPH as it draws near to Saturn. You could fly from coast to coast across the United States in three minutes!
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The Search For Life: Are We Alone?

Ancient mythologies and contemporary science fiction have presented imaginative possibilities, but how does modern science approach this question? Narrated by Harrison Ford and produced by the American Museum of Natural History in collaboration with NASA.
Approx. 25 minutes – Grades: 4-8
Fun Fact: The deepest part of the ocean is 35,840 feet. While no light reaches that depth, life is still present.
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Secret of the Cardboard Rocket

Climb aboard and Blast Off! in a magical cardboard rocket with two young children and a talking book! You’ll ride through space in this lighthearted show. Experience a breathtaking, up-close look at each of our Solar System’s planets!
Approx. 20-45 minutes – Grades: K-2
Fun Fact:Jupiter is 1,300 times larger than Earth.
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Secrets of the Dead Sea

Secrets of the Dead Sea is a full-dome documentary, filmed at the Dead Sea and from space with historical clips and computer animation revealing ancient scrolls. Produced by the Houston Museum of Natural Science and Rice University.
Approx. 20 minutes – Grades: 5-8
Fun Fact: The Dead Sea has about 300 days of sunshine each year.
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