The Dorrance Planetarium is one of the largest, most technologically advanced planetariums in the United States. In 1997, the Planetarium opened its doors and over two million guests have visited. Arizona Science Center's Dorrance Planetarium features a NanoSeam design. Shows play throughout the day. Check website for shows and showtimes, azscience.org.
Grand Tour of the Solar System: Voyage through our spectacular solar system and visit each planet, comparing and contrasting their features.
Arizona Skies: Discover the current night sky and hear stories about the different constellations visible this time of year. This show concludes with a spin through the cosmos.
Treehouse Adventures: Join us as we go on adventures through the Universe from the treehouse in our backyard. We will explore planets, fly through the galaxies, tell stories about the Sun, Moon, and stars, and much more from our Treehouse. Recommended for ages 2-6.
Dark – NEW at the Dorrance Planetarium (February 3–June 30, 2017)
Dark is a fulldome movie that explains and explores the nature of Dark Matter, the missing 80% of the mass of the Universe. The search for Dark Matter is the most pressing astrophysical problem of our time – the solution to which will help us understand why the Universe is as it is, where it came from, and how it has evolved over billions of years – the unimaginable depths of deep time, of which a human life is but a flickering instant.