Planetarium

Big Red Sky Tour

About Big Red Sky Tour

Recommend for ages 8+, grades 3-12
Running Time: 50 minutes 

Discover the seasonal night skies and learn some of the fascinating stories behind the stars & constellations!

Embark on a galactic tour to discover what we can see with just our eyes or by using binoculars and telescopes. We'll explore deep-sky objects and cosmic gems founds in our own solar system! You'll be able to identify constellations to your friends, uncover some of the wonderful facts, legends, and ancient stories behind these patterns and stars, and see what makes astronomy so enchanting!

The Big Red Sky Tour changes every season giving viewers more opportunities to discover Nebraska's night skies year-round.

For Everyone's Enjoyment

  • Tickets may be purchased at the front desk of Morrill Hall or in advance by calling: 402-472-2637
  • Sales end 10 minutes before show time. There are no refunds once a show begins.
  • We strongly recommend children be at least 4 years old to attend a show due to the nature of the theater and the content of presentation(s).
  • Shows start on time. No one is admitted into the planetarium after a show has begun. This is for your safety per fire code.
  • There is no re-entry if you leave the theater during a show.
  • Doors open 10 minutes prior to show time.
  • The planetarium is a dark environment with overhead motion and occasional loud sounds during a show. It is not recommended for guests who are sensitive to such conditions. Some show scenes have a strobing effect that may affect photosensitive viewers.
  • Minors must be accompanies by an adult. Children cannot be left unattended in the planetarium.

Presentation of the Fulldome Experience at Mueller Planetarium inside Morrill Hall is made by possible by a generous donation from the Friends of the University of Nebraska State Museum.