Planetarium

Supervolcanoes

About Supervolcanoes

Recommend for ages 8+, grades 4-12
Running Time: 40 minutes

Explore rare types of volcanic eruptions that marshal the energy that lurks beneath the surface of planet Earth. The story of these big blow outs is a tale of havoc and mayhem: mass extinctions, climate collapses, and violence beyond anything humans have ever witnessed. See the impact of volcanism on Earth and other worlds in our solar system.

Can a supervolcano erupt in our own time? The answer is surprisingly close to home.

Narrated by Benedict Cumberbatch.

(Available in Mandarin)

Education guide available for download.

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.