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Edelman Planetarium Shows for Kids in South Jersey
August 4 @ 2:00 pm - 2:30 pm
An event every week that begins at 2:00 pm on Sunday, repeating until November 24, 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 Edelman Planetarium plays a different title.
Edelman Planetarium Show Schedule
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.
Sundays in September, 2 p.m. The Zula Patrol: Under the Weather
The stalwart heroes of the Zula Patrol are on an expedition collecting samples of weather for scientist Multo’s research — using their loyal pet Gorga’s ability to collect and bottle all kinds of weather. But when the Zula gang inadvertently hurts Gorga’s feelings, he decides to leave Zula and find another planet to live on. Interplanetary villain Dark Truder then tricks Gorga into stealing the weather from other planets – part of his latest nefarious scheme to rule the Universe. The ZPers find out and go after him – in the process learning all about weather, both terrestrial and interplanetary.
Sundays in October, 2 p.m. Secret of the Cardboard Rocket
Two children build a rocket ship out of a large cardboard box, and find that they can actually travel out to the planets. Moreover, the astronomy book they took out of the library talks to them, teaching them about the planets. After several adventures, they return to Earth with a new sense of wonder about our solar system.
Sundays in November, 2 p.m. Laser Great Space Chase
An out of this world educational laser show highlighting the planets and solar system featuring music from science fiction films and space-themed rock. Follow Captain Photeus as he chases the bad guy around our celestial neighborhood. The story sections are broken up with entertaining songs.