Nova Nights: Creepy Comets

On October 31, grab your friends or your date and enjoy a geeky night out at the James S. McDonnell Planetarium. Enjoy drinks, a classic horror movie (Night of the Living Dead, 1968) and a live star show exploring the real story of some of sci-fi’s favorite villains, comets.

Your admission to Nova Nights includes:

Think everything you see in your world is all there is to see? Think again! There is another world you can’t see, made up of things that are too small or things that move too fast or too slow for the naked eye to see. There is also stuff that is just plain invisible…UNTIL NOW!

Join us on February 14 for romance under the stars at Nova Nights: Diamonds in the Sky. This event brings together a starry night sky and live music for an evening out of this world!

Your admission to Nova Nights includes:

  • Live music from the Soulard Blues Band
  • One drink ticket
  • Fondue and dessert stations
  • One complimentary ticket to LASERIUM

Tickets:

  • $50 in advance, $55 at the door
  • Members receive discounted tickets

Location

Now here through December 31, 2014!

Santa vs. The Snowman tells the story of a lonely Snowman who at first is swept away by the magical wonders of Santa's Village, only to ultimately wage war on Santa because he's jealous of all the attention Santa gets during Christmas time. An epic-scale polar war develops. The hilarious battle features such holiday defence mechanisms as hot chocolate squirt guns, giant Igloo Robot Walkers and even a 50-foot tall toy soldier manned by Santa himself.

During this free, family-friendly event in the Lif Science Lab Classroom, visitors will have the chance to learn about the naturalist Charles Darwin. Explore the places Darwin traveled, learn about his discoveries and see natural selection in action!

Learn about the real dinosaurs of Jurassic Park from Dr. Michael Morales, Geology Museum Director at Emporia State University. Explore what it’s like to excavate and study dinosaur fossils in our interactive dig site and prep lab. Debate chaos theory and see a screening of the original Jurassic Park (1993). Learn more.

Learn what it is like to travel, live and work in space. Settle into the Orthwein StarBay for a must see Planetarium Show and explore the Boeing Space Station above on the StarBridge.