Bryan-Gooding Planetarium

The Bryan-Gooding Planetarium

Tickets for daily Planetarium shows are $5.95 each for the public and no charge for MOSH Members. Tickets and member reservations are only available at the front desk during your visit.

The Bryan-Gooding Planetarium, one of the largest single-lens planetariums in the United States, uses cutting edge technology to bring the night skies to life and entertain visitors of all ages.

Programs are immersive productions about deep space exploration, our dynamic planet and the human experience connecting it all.

Daily live presentations are led by knowledgeable planetarium Educators piloting MOSH’s digital projection system.

Planetarium Show Schedule

Planetarium Programs are $5.95 each

  • 12 p.m. Laser Show
    These shows in the Bryan-Gooding Planetarium combine laser lights and images with 35,000 watts of digital power!
  • 1 p.m. Dynamic Earth
    Follow a trail of energy that flows from the Sun into the interlocking systems that shape our climate, the atmosphere, oceans, and the biosphere.
  • 2 p.m. Skies Over Jacksonville
    There’s glorious spring daylight outside during this time of the day, but that’s no problem. Join us in the Planetarium to learn all about what’s out there in the dark night skies above our region of the world.
  • 3 p.m. Oasis in Space
    Embark on a startling and beautiful voyage through the universe as you visit planets in search of water, a key ingredient for life on Earth.

Planetarium Programs are $5.95 each
Cosmic concerts are $10 for MOSH Members and $12 for Non-Members

  • 11 a.m. Earth, Moon, & Sun
    Join an adventure in space as you learn the truth behind some common misconceptions about our Earth and its relationship with the Moon and Sun.
  • 12 p.m. Laser Show
    These shows in the Bryan-Gooding Planetarium combine laser lights and images with 35,000 watts of digital power!
  • 1 p.m. Dynamic Earth
    Follow a trail of energy that flows from the Sun into the interlocking systems that shape our climate, the atmosphere, oceans, and the biosphere.
  • 2 p.m. Skies Over Jacksonville
    There’s glorious spring daylight outside during this time of the day, but that’s no problem. Join us in the Planetarium to learn all about what’s out there in the dark night skies above our region of the world.
  • 4 p.m. Tour of the Solar System
    A live interactive program discussing the major objects, as well as our exploration and discoveries, of our solar system.
  • 5 p.m. Cosmic Concert
  • 6 p.m. Cosmic Concert

Planetarium Programs are $5.95 each
Cosmic concerts are $10 for MOSH Members and $12 for Non-Members

  • 1 p.m. Dynamic Earth
    Follow a trail of energy that flows from the Sun into the interlocking systems that shape our climate, the atmosphere, oceans, and the biosphere.
  • 2 p.m. Skies Over Jacksonville
    There’s glorious spring daylight outside during this time of the day, but that’s no problem. Join us in the Planetarium to learn all about what’s out there in the dark night skies above our region of the world.
  • 3 p.m. Oasis in Space
    Embark on a startling and beautiful voyage through the universe as you visit planets in search of water, a key ingredient for life on Earth.
  • 5 p.m. Cosmic Concert

12.09.22 | 7 — 8:30 p.m.

PLANETARIUM NIGHT LIVE PRESENTS “RIDE THE SPIRAL”

MOSH and the Bryan-Gooding Planetarium present Planetarium Night Live!, a program that allows you to expand your mind and go on an exploration of cosmic phenomena during immersive, live discussions & demonstrations.

Galaxies are among the most beautiful objects known. Many have spellbinding, ephemeral spiral shapes. We’ll investigate these galaxies, the forces at play that draw out these spiral arms, and the powerful events that can catastrophically destroy them.

Suggested for ages 13+

$10 for Museum Members  |  $12 Non-Members

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02.17.23 | 7 — 8:30 p.m.

PLANETARIUM NIGHT LIVE PRESENTS “THE HONEYCOMB TELESCOPE: DISCOVERIES FROM THE JWST”

MOSH and the Bryan-Gooding Planetarium present Planetarium Night Live!, a program that allows you to expand your mind and go on an exploration of cosmic phenomena during immersive, live discussions & demonstrations.

The James Webb Space Telescope (JWST), with its signature hexagonal shape, is widely recognized as one of the most prolific space-discovery contraptions humans have ever created.  Jaw dropping findings overflow in this evening dedicated to what the JWST has taught us so far.

Suggested for ages 13+

$10 for Museum Members  |  $12 Non-Members

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04.14.23 | 7 — 8:30 p.m.

PLANETARIUM NIGHT LIVE PRESENTS “ISLANDS IN THE SKY”

MOSH and the Bryan-Gooding Planetarium present Planetarium Night Live!, a program that allows you to expand your mind and go on an exploration of cosmic phenomena during immersive, live discussions & demonstrations.

Early on, modern astronomers believed that the Milky Way WAS the universe.  Later, they were stunned to find other “Island Universes” through their improved telescopes.  What have we learned since then about these picturesque and complex islands in the sky—the galaxies.

Suggested for ages 13+

$10 for Museum Members  |  $12 Non-Members

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06.16.23 | 7 — 8:30 p.m.

PLANETARIUM NIGHT LIVE PRESENTS “THE COSMIC WEB”

MOSH and the Bryan-Gooding Planetarium present Planetarium Night Live!, a program that allows you to expand your mind and go on an exploration of cosmic phenomena during immersive, live discussions & demonstrations.

There is an enormous structure in the Universe that our little neighborhood in space helps hold up.  Share in immensity with this program that investigates the single largest pattern found in nature—the Cosmic Web.

Suggested for ages 13+

$10 for Museum Members  |  $12 Non-Members

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08.18.23 | 7 — 8:30 p.m.

PLANETARIUM NIGHT LIVE PRESENTS “BIG POTENTIAL, LITTLE PLACES: MOONS”

MOSH and the Bryan-Gooding Planetarium present Planetarium Night Live!, a program that allows you to expand your mind and go on an exploration of cosmic phenomena during immersive, live discussions & demonstrations.

Humans have always been mesmerized by ours.  Heck, we’ve even visited it.  And although we call it the Moon, we know it’s not the only one.  Variety abounds in the moon game.  How does ours stack up?  Can they harbor life?  What about moons beyond our solar system?

Suggested for ages 13+

$10 for Museum Members  |  $12 Non-Members

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10.13.23 | 7 — 8:30 p.m.

PLANETARIUM NIGHT LIVE PRESENTS “THE BIG COVER UP: SHINING A LIGHT ON SOLAR ECLIPSES”

MOSH and the Bryan-Gooding Planetarium present Planetarium Night Live!, a program that allows you to expand your mind and go on an exploration of cosmic phenomena during immersive, live discussions & demonstrations.

Two American eclipses in six months!  Learn the specifics about these eclipses, and how it is that solar eclipses have historically been (and are still) scientifically important events.

Suggested for ages 13+

$10 for Museum Members  |  $12 Non-Members

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12.08.23 | 7 — 8:30 p.m.

PLANETARIUM NIGHT LIVE PRESENTS “FROM ATOMS TO ASHES: THE LIVES OF STARS”

MOSH and the Bryan-Gooding Planetarium present Planetarium Night Live!, a program that allows you to expand your mind and go on an exploration of cosmic phenomena during immersive, live discussions & demonstrations.

Trace the lives of stars as they grow from wee, tantrum-throwing babies, to old, bloated, gassy, red versions of themselves.  You’ll need to make room in your mind for deep time, solar system-sterilizing explosions, and ecosystems on the scale of galaxies.

Suggested for ages 13+

$10 for Museum Members  |  $12 Non-Members

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Experience out-of-this-world entertainment on the first Friday of every month. Cosmic Concerts in the Bryan-Gooding Planetarium* combine laser lights and images with 35,000 watts of digital power!

Cosmic Concerts are $12 per person, per show; MOSH Members save 10%

Click the link below to view concert times and music playlists and to buy tickets.

Cosmic Concerts Schedule

Explore space at your own pace with a morning created for Seniors (55+ only)! Embark on amazing voyages focused on topics in space science through live-narrated programs in the Bryan-Gooding Planetarium with Director Eddie Whisler.

$16 | Senior
$9 | Aide

11.09.22 | 9 a.m. — 12:30 p.m.

THE BIG COVER UP

In 2024 there will be a total solar eclipse visible across the U.S. If you haven’t heard about it yet, you will. Learn the essentials of the 2024 American Eclipse and how it is that solar eclipses in general are scientifically important events.
Featured exhibit: Voyage to the Deep

Agenda:
9 – 10 a.m. | Arrival/Free Exploration
10 – 11:30 a.m. | Planetarium Program with Intermission, Q&A, Refreshments
11:30 – 12 p.m. | Exhibit Exploration with Museum Staff
12 – 12:30 p.m. | Free Exploration

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01.11.23 | 9 a.m. — 12:30 p.m.

JAMES WEBB SPACE TELESCOPE BREAKTHROUGHS

The James Webb Space Telescope (JWST), with its signature hexagonal shape, is widely recognized as one of the most prolific space-discovery contraptions humans have ever created.  Jaw dropping findings overflow in this evening dedicated to what the JWST has taught us so far.

Agenda:
9 – 10 a.m. | Arrival/Free Exploration
10 – 11:30 a.m. | Planetarium Program with Intermission, Q&A, Refreshments
11:30 – 12 p.m. | Exhibit Exploration with Museum Staff
12 – 12:30 p.m. | Free Exploration

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03.22.23 | 9 a.m. — 12:30 p.m.

BLACK HOLE BASICS

Black holes are an enigma!  Their existence proves that the Universe has a dark sense of humor.  Learn what humans have painstakingly discovered and what still dumbfounds us when it comes to these cosmic pranksters.
Featured exhibit: Planet Pioneers

Agenda:
9 – 10 a.m. | Arrival/Free Exploration
10 – 11:30 a.m. | Planetarium Program with Intermission, Q&A, Refreshments
11:30 – 12 p.m. | Exhibit Exploration with Museum Staff
12 – 12:30 p.m. | Free Exploration

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05.24.23 | 9 a.m. — 12:30 p.m.

GALACTIC TANGO

Galaxies are massive super-collections of stars that are on the move.  The Universe is their dancefloor, and they are not afraid to cross, swing, embrace, and merge.  Witness the graceful performance they put on, set to the tempo of deep time.
Featured exhibit: Expedition: Dinosaur – Rise of the Mammals

Agenda:
9 – 10 a.m. | Arrival/Free Exploration
10 – 11:30 a.m. | Planetarium Program with Intermission, Q&A, Refreshments
11:30 – 12 p.m. | Exhibit Exploration with Museum Staff
12 – 12:30 p.m. | Free Exploration

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07.12.23 | 9 a.m. — 12:30 p.m.

RINGS

Gravity is a sculptor of magnificent structures.  Some of its finest work is generated when given material to build rings around worlds. Discover some of what astronomers have learned about the beautiful rings here in our solar system and beyond.
Featured exhibit: Expedition: Dinosaur – Rise of the Mammals

Agenda:
9 – 10 a.m. | Arrival/Free Exploration
10 – 11:30 a.m. | Planetarium Program with Intermission, Q&A, Refreshments
11:30 – 12 p.m. | Exhibit Exploration with Museum Staff
12 – 12:30 p.m. | Free Exploration

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09.27.23 | 9 a.m. — 12:30 p.m.

THE BIG COVER UP: SHINING A LIGHT ON SOLAR ECLIPSES

Two American eclipses in six months!  Learn the specifics about these eclipses, and how it is that solar eclipses have historically been (and are still) scientifically important events.
Featured exhibit: Animation Academy

Agenda:
9 – 10 a.m. | Arrival/Free Exploration
10 – 11:30 a.m. | Planetarium Program with Intermission, Q&A, Refreshments
11:30 – 12 p.m. | Exhibit Exploration with Museum Staff
12 – 12:30 p.m. | Free Exploration

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11.15.23 | 9 a.m. — 12:30 p.m.

VOYAGERS OF THE DEEP

Voyager I and II were spacecraft that were launched in 1977.  We’ll relive what they taught us about the Solar System back then, reveal the cutting-edge science they are STILL transmitting today, and prepare your mind for their final phase as a human message in a bottle to deep space.
Featured exhibit: Animation Academy

Agenda:
9 – 10 a.m. | Arrival/Free Exploration
10 – 11:30 a.m. | Planetarium Program with Intermission, Q&A, Refreshments
11:30 – 12 p.m. | Exhibit Exploration with Museum Staff
12 – 12:30 p.m. | Free Exploration

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