Science Gets Spooky -- Wednesday and Friday Afternoons

Halloween has its roots in ancient festivals that were determined by celestial events. Learn how early sky-watchers contributed to our modern-day traditions of costumes, bobbing for apples, trick or treat, and more. Plays Wednesdays and Fridays at 4:15 pm through November 2.

"Flight Adventures" Our Tuesday and Thursday afternoon show

Take off with a young girl and her grandfather as they explore the history and science of flight, from birds and kites to planes and models. Learn how NASA is working to make flight safer for future travelers -- like you!

World Class Science on your Hometown Dome, Live from Chicago's Adler Planetarium

Saturday, Nov. 10, 11 a.m. -- Free Admission! A human lifetime is more than a hundred billion times shorter than the current age of the Universe. In our lifetimes, we will only ever have a glimpse of the cosmos. But that glimpse is enough to transform our perceptions in dramatic ways and to answer the oldest questions we have about what the Universe is doing all around us.

Saturday Night Fulldome Shows

At 7 pm, discover the cutting edge science of High Energy Astrophysics. At 8, take a tour of the universe featuring stunning photos from the Hubble Space Telescope and other great observatories.

Entirely Live!

Take a live tour of this month's night sky, guided by a planetarium staff member. Learn about the stars, planets, constellations and more that you can observe in the next few weeks. Presented on the first Saturday of each month at 7 p.m.

Scroll Down for our Calendar of Public Shows

Experience a Full-Dome Show and immerse yourself in fabulous worlds! 360-degree fully animated graphics presented in high definition can take you anywhere, from our own planet Earth to distant parts of the universe. All shows are just $3 per person and include a brief live talk about things to observe in the current night sky.
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Flight Adventures 4:15 pm
Flight Adventures
Oct 2 @ 4:15 pm – 5:00 pm
Flight Adventures @ Casper Planetarium
Flight Adventures   Discover the science of flight through the eyes of a young girl and her grandfather as they explore how birds, kites, planes and...
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Halloween: Celestial Origins 4:15 pm
Halloween: Celestial Origins
Oct 3 @ 4:15 pm – 5:00 pm
Halloween: Celestial Origins @ Casper Planetarium
Halloween:  Celestial Origins     From the festival of Samhain celebrated by the ancient Celts to the Christian traditions of All Hallows Eve, there’s a lot...
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Flight Adventures 4:15 pm
Flight Adventures
Oct 4 @ 4:15 pm – 5:00 pm
Flight Adventures @ Casper Planetarium
Flight Adventures   Discover the science of flight through the eyes of a young girl and her grandfather as they explore how birds, kites, planes and...
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Aboriginal Skies: In the Land of the Lightning People (an ARTCORE Event) 1:00 pm
Aboriginal Skies: In the Land of the Lightning People (an ARTCORE Event)
Oct 5 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
Aboriginal Skies: In the Land of the Lightning People (an ARTCORE Event) @ Casper Planetarium
  Acclaimed Aussie performing artist Paul Taylor delights in celebrating the culture of his homeland through, story, song, dance, painting and didjeridoo.  This planetarium show...
Halloween: Celestial Origins 4:15 pm
Halloween: Celestial Origins
Oct 5 @ 4:15 pm – 5:00 pm
Halloween: Celestial Origins @ Casper Planetarium
Halloween:  Celestial Origins     From the festival of Samhain celebrated by the ancient Celts to the Christian traditions of All Hallows Eve, there’s a lot...
Aboriginal Skies: In the Land of the Lightning People (an ARTCORE Event) 7:00 pm
Aboriginal Skies: In the Land of the Lightning People (an ARTCORE Event)
Oct 5 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Aboriginal Skies: In the Land of the Lightning People (an ARTCORE Event) @ Casper Planetarium
  Acclaimed Aussie performing artist Paul Taylor delights in celebrating the culture of his homeland through, story, song, dance, painting and didjeridoo.  This planetarium show...
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Entirely Live 7:00 pm
Entirely Live
Oct 6 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Entirely Live @ Casper Planetarium
Experience an entirely live tour of the night sky including stars, planets, and stories about the constellations by a planetarium staff member.  Presented regularly on...
Cosmic Journey 8:00 pm
Cosmic Journey
Oct 6 @ 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Cosmic Journey @ Casper Planetarium
Cosmic Journey  Tour the cosmos with astrophysicist Dr. Stacy Palen as your guide!  Cosmic Journey tells the story of the universe from a uniquely human perspective. Drift...
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Flight Adventures 4:15 pm
Flight Adventures
Oct 9 @ 4:15 pm – 5:00 pm
Flight Adventures @ Casper Planetarium
Flight Adventures   Discover the science of flight through the eyes of a young girl and her grandfather as they explore how birds, kites, planes and...
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Halloween: Celestial Origins 4:15 pm
Halloween: Celestial Origins
Oct 10 @ 4:15 pm – 5:00 pm
Halloween: Celestial Origins @ Casper Planetarium
Halloween:  Celestial Origins     From the festival of Samhain celebrated by the ancient Celts to the Christian traditions of All Hallows Eve, there’s a lot...
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Flight Adventures 4:15 pm
Flight Adventures
Oct 11 @ 4:15 pm – 5:00 pm
Flight Adventures @ Casper Planetarium
Flight Adventures   Discover the science of flight through the eyes of a young girl and her grandfather as they explore how birds, kites, planes and...
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Halloween: Celestial Origins 4:15 pm
Halloween: Celestial Origins
Oct 12 @ 4:15 pm – 5:00 pm
Halloween: Celestial Origins @ Casper Planetarium
Halloween:  Celestial Origins     From the festival of Samhain celebrated by the ancient Celts to the Christian traditions of All Hallows Eve, there’s a lot...
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The Hot and Energetic Universe 7:00 pm
The Hot and Energetic Universe
Oct 13 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
The Hot and Energetic Universe @ Casper Planetarium
Hot and Energetic Universe  The achievements of  modern astronomy,  the basic principles of electromagnetic radiation and the natural phenomena related to the High Energy Astrophysics. ...
Cosmic Journey 8:00 pm
Cosmic Journey
Oct 13 @ 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Cosmic Journey @ Casper Planetarium
Cosmic Journey  Tour the cosmos with astrophysicist Dr. Stacy Palen as your guide!  Cosmic Journey tells the story of the universe from a uniquely human perspective. Drift...
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Flight Adventures 4:15 pm
Flight Adventures
Oct 16 @ 4:15 pm – 5:00 pm
Flight Adventures @ Casper Planetarium
Flight Adventures   Discover the science of flight through the eyes of a young girl and her grandfather as they explore how birds, kites, planes and...
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Halloween: Celestial Origins 4:15 pm
Halloween: Celestial Origins
Oct 17 @ 4:15 pm – 5:00 pm
Halloween: Celestial Origins @ Casper Planetarium
Halloween:  Celestial Origins     From the festival of Samhain celebrated by the ancient Celts to the Christian traditions of All Hallows Eve, there’s a lot...
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Flight Adventures 4:15 pm
Flight Adventures
Oct 18 @ 4:15 pm – 5:00 pm
Flight Adventures @ Casper Planetarium
Flight Adventures   Discover the science of flight through the eyes of a young girl and her grandfather as they explore how birds, kites, planes and...
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Halloween: Celestial Origins 4:15 pm
Halloween: Celestial Origins
Oct 19 @ 4:15 pm – 5:00 pm
Halloween: Celestial Origins @ Casper Planetarium
Halloween:  Celestial Origins     From the festival of Samhain celebrated by the ancient Celts to the Christian traditions of All Hallows Eve, there’s a lot...
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The Hot and Energetic Universe 7:00 pm
The Hot and Energetic Universe
Oct 20 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
The Hot and Energetic Universe @ Casper Planetarium
Hot and Energetic Universe  The achievements of  modern astronomy,  the basic principles of electromagnetic radiation and the natural phenomena related to the High Energy Astrophysics. ...
Cosmic Journey 8:00 pm
Cosmic Journey
Oct 20 @ 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Cosmic Journey @ Casper Planetarium
Cosmic Journey  Tour the cosmos with astrophysicist Dr. Stacy Palen as your guide!  Cosmic Journey tells the story of the universe from a uniquely human perspective. Drift...
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Flight Adventures 4:15 pm
Flight Adventures
Oct 23 @ 4:15 pm – 5:00 pm
Flight Adventures @ Casper Planetarium
Flight Adventures   Discover the science of flight through the eyes of a young girl and her grandfather as they explore how birds, kites, planes and...
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Halloween: Celestial Origins 4:15 pm
Halloween: Celestial Origins
Oct 24 @ 4:15 pm – 5:00 pm
Halloween: Celestial Origins @ Casper Planetarium
Halloween:  Celestial Origins     From the festival of Samhain celebrated by the ancient Celts to the Christian traditions of All Hallows Eve, there’s a lot...
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Flight Adventures 4:15 pm
Flight Adventures
Oct 25 @ 4:15 pm – 5:00 pm
Flight Adventures @ Casper Planetarium
Flight Adventures   Discover the science of flight through the eyes of a young girl and her grandfather as they explore how birds, kites, planes and...
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Halloween: Celestial Origins 4:15 pm
Halloween: Celestial Origins
Oct 26 @ 4:15 pm – 5:00 pm
Halloween: Celestial Origins @ Casper Planetarium
Halloween:  Celestial Origins     From the festival of Samhain celebrated by the ancient Celts to the Christian traditions of All Hallows Eve, there’s a lot...
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The Hot and Energetic Universe 7:00 pm
The Hot and Energetic Universe
Oct 27 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
The Hot and Energetic Universe @ Casper Planetarium
Hot and Energetic Universe  The achievements of  modern astronomy,  the basic principles of electromagnetic radiation and the natural phenomena related to the High Energy Astrophysics. ...
Cosmic Journey 8:00 pm
Cosmic Journey
Oct 27 @ 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Cosmic Journey @ Casper Planetarium
Cosmic Journey  Tour the cosmos with astrophysicist Dr. Stacy Palen as your guide!  Cosmic Journey tells the story of the universe from a uniquely human perspective. Drift...
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Flight Adventures 4:15 pm
Flight Adventures
Oct 30 @ 4:15 pm – 5:00 pm
Flight Adventures @ Casper Planetarium
Flight Adventures   Discover the science of flight through the eyes of a young girl and her grandfather as they explore how birds, kites, planes and...
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Halloween: Celestial Origins 4:15 pm
Halloween: Celestial Origins
Oct 31 @ 4:15 pm – 5:00 pm
Halloween: Celestial Origins @ Casper Planetarium
Halloween:  Celestial Origins     From the festival of Samhain celebrated by the ancient Celts to the Christian traditions of All Hallows Eve, there’s a lot...