10:30 AM, 11:30 AM, 12:30 PM, 1:30 PM, 2:30 PM


Included with Admission/Free for Members | All Ages
SciDome shows are available on a first-come, first-served basis and are subject to change.

Ask about which shows are currently on the schedule when you check in with Guest Services*
*Live Shows are available during select days/times.


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. Visitors to The Works will enjoy the SciDome free with their paid museum admission or membership.

SciDome Programming

Members Free/Free with Admission

General Audience and Kids Edition versions available. 30 minute experiences

View July SciDome Schedule:
SciDome Schedule (Tues-Fri & Saturday)

*All shows are subject to change

PLEASE NOTE: Doors close promptly at 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 TonightFrom 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 SystemTake a tour of our solar system and discover our planets, dwarf planets, and the asteroids.

Icy Birth, Fiery Death: The Life Cycle of StarsHow 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 TopicsA 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 LightThe 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, SunCoyote 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.

Explore: It’s a story of humanity’s fascination with the stars – from ancient star gazers and astrologers to the breakthrough discoveries of Copernicus and Kepler. From ancient Mesopotamia to modern space exploration, is a compelling story of sky gazing, scientific discovery and the wonders of exploration, past, present, and future!

Undiscovered WorldsJoin 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 SpaceTransport 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 1001An international crew of astronauts is about to embark on the first interplanetary journey in history, the first manned mission to Mars.

Habitat EarthLiving 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 AdventureExplore 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. 

Two Small Pieces of Glass: Explore the evolution of telescope technology from Galileo’s experiments to the Hubble Space Telescope and beyond. Aiming to engage and appeal to audiences of all ages, the show explores the wonder and discovery made by astronomers throughout the last 400 years.

Explore what’s in our night sky during live shows. Experience volcanoes, oceans, galaxies and more with SciDome films.

Free with Admission or Membership/Shows will be on a first-come, first-served basis/Limited seating available

Tuesday-Saturday: 10:30 AM, 11:30 AM, 12:30 PM, 1:30 PM, 2:30 PM
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View July SciDome Schedule:
SciDome Schedule (Tues-Fri & Saturday)

*All shows are subject to change

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