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Edelman Planetarium Shows for Kids in South Jersey
June 16 @ 2:00 pm - 2:30 pm
An event every week that begins at 2:00 pm on Sunday, repeating until August 25, 2019
For visitors with children 5-10 years old, we suggest our shorter family shows. They run about half an hour, do not include a live presentation and cost only $2 per person! Each month we play a different title.
Edelman Planetarium Show Schedule
Sundays in May, 2 p.m. – Perfect Little Planet
Imagine the ultimate space vacation! What if you could travel the galaxy to find that ideal place? Discover our solar system through a new set of eyes – a family from another star system seeking the perfect vacation spot. Fly over the surface of Pluto, our best known Dwarf Planet. Dive over the ice cliffs of Miranda. Sail through the rings of Saturn. Feel the lightning storms at Jupiter. And walk on the surface of Mars. Which destination would you choose? This is the solar system journey for space travelers of all ages.
Sundays in June, 2 p.m. – Earth, Moon & Sun
This planetarium show explores the relationship between the Earth, Moon and Sun with the help of Coyote, an amusing character adapted from Native American oral traditions who has many misconceptions about our home planet and its most familiar neighbors. His confusion about the universe makes viewers think about how the Earth, Moon and Sun work together as a system. Native American stories are used throughout the show to help distinguish between myths and science.
Learn why the Sun rises and sets and the basics of fusion and solar energy. Examine the Moon’s orbit, craters, phases and eclipses. Also, the show explores past and future space travel to our Moon and beyond.
Sundays in July, 2 p.m. – The Magic Tree House: Space Mission
Jack and Annie are off on another exciting new adventure in the world’s only fulldome planetarium show based on The Magic Tree House series.
The adventure begins when Jack and Annie discover a mysterious note, signed only with an “M,” that is filled with questions about space. Their search to answer the questions for “M” and solve the mystery leads them on a journey from their home into deepest space. The two set out to discover the secrets of the Sun, Moon, planets, space travel and more. Along the way, they meet an astronaut, an astronomer and even Magic Tree House book series author Mary Pope Osborne.
Sundays in August, 2 p.m. – Laser Peter and the Wolf
Prokofiev’s masterpeice in laser light. The story of Peter and his adventures comes to life through laser images and animation. Peter and the Wolf is an entertaining story that teaches children of all ages about music and the instruments in an orchestra. Narrated by Sting, Laser Fantasy’s Peter and the Wolf is a unique twist on this musical classic.