The SciDome is a 30-ft, 4K projection planetarium launched by The Works and The Ohio State University. This partnership has created an immersive facility where educational experiences will engage audiences of all ages. Students and adults from throughout our region will gain access to interdisciplinary programs, virtual learning opportunities, and career-focused internships. Visitors to The Works will enjoy the SciDome free with their paid museum admission or membership.
Members Free/Free with Admission
General Audience and Kids Edition versions available. Check the schedule for full details.
30 minute experiences
The SciDome schedule is subject to change. We encourage you to contact our Guest Services at
740-349-9277 or visit our website prior to your visit to confirm programming when making your plans.
PLEASE NOTE: Doors close promptly start time. For safety reasons, late admittance to SciDome programs is not permitted. If you must leave the SciDome during a show we cannot readmit you. No food or drink is permitted in the SciDome.
Live Planetarium Shows May Include:
The Sky Tonight: From bright stars and constellations to planets and nebulae – discover the beauty and wonder of the night sky that has fascinated humanity for millennia.
Voyage Through the Solar System: Take a tour of our solar system and discover our planets, dwarf planets, and the asteroids.
Icy Birth, Fiery Death: The Life Cycle of Stars: How do stars evolve? What happens to stars like our Sun? Explore stars in our night sky that are evolving and how stars die. General Audience.
Special Topics: A rotating selection of astronomy and space science mini-experiences.
Full Dome Production Shows May Include:
Journey to Mars: Prepare for a close approach of Mars this summer, and explore NASA’s plans for getting humans to Mars in this century.
Faster Than Light: The impulse to strike out into the unknown, to see what’s over the horizon is as old as humanity. Astronomers are racing to find habitable worlds, but how will we get there? How long will it take? How far can our technology take us?
Earth, Moon, Sun: Coyote has a razor-sharp wit, but he’s a little confused about what he sees in the sky. Join this amusing character in a fast-paced and fun show that explores lunar phases, eclipses, and other puzzles in the night sky.
Undiscovered Worlds: Join us to explore a timeless question: Are there other planets like Earth? Experience the science shifting our perspective on humanity’s place in the cosmos.
Oasis in Space: Transport yourself 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.
Mars 1001: An international crew of astronauts is about to embark on the first interplanetary journey in history, the first manned mission to Mars.
Habitat Earth: Living networks connect and support life forms large and small. Dive below the ocean’s surface to explore the dynamic relationships found in kelp forest ecosystems, travel beneath the forest floor, and journey to new heights to explore our planet.
One World, One Sky: Big Bird’s Adventure: Explore the night sky with Sesame Street friends: Big Bird, Elmo, and a friend from China! Learn about the Big Dipper, North Star, Sun and Moon.