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BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina Planetarium

 

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The 55-foot digital dome planetarium takes guests on journeys to the deepest reaches of space through exciting astronomy shows, entertaining programs focused on art, history or natural history and laser light shows set to music of the Beatles, Pink Floyd, U2 and more.
  • This 145-seat dome theater provides a totally immersive environment that surrounds viewers with multi-media images and sound.
  • It presents both educational and entertaining programs about earth and astronomy, as well as art, music and history.
  • A permanent NASA gallery is located in the planetarium lobby with interactive capabilities and artifacts from South Carolina astronauts, including Charles Bolden, Charles Duke, Ron McNair and Frank Culbertson.

 

BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina is an independent licensee of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association.

 

NOW SHOWING

(Showtimes are listed on this page for the current month. Times and titles are subject to change.)

 

Please note: the museum will be CLOSED on Christmas Eve (Sat., Dec. 24) and Christmas Day (Sun., Dec. 25)

 

HOLIDAY FUN!

 

The Star of BethlehemStar_of_Bethlehem_Web

Now showing through Jan. 1, 2017
This full dome planetarium experience takes viewers back in time to Jerusalem and Bethlehem to investigate fascinating ideas about the “Christmas Star.” The show presents historical and scientific facts to unravel this 2,000-year old mystery through a special audiovisual display featuring popular Christmas carols. Show Run Time: 25 mins.

The Star of Bethlehem from Mon., Dec. 5 through Fri., Dec. 23:
Mon: 2:30 p.m.
Tues: 2:30 p.m. and 6:00 p.m.
Wed – Fri: 2:30 p.m.
Sat: 12:30 p.m. and 3:30 p.m.
Sun: 1:30 p.m.

The Star of Bethlehem from Mon., Dec. 26 through Sun., Jan. 1, 2017:
Mon: 12:30 p.m. and 3:30 p.m.
Tues: 12:30 p.m., 3:30 p.m. and 6:00 p.m.
Wed – Fri: 12:30 p.m. and 3:30 p.m.
Sat: 12:30 p.m. and 3:30 p.m.
Sun: 12:30 p.m. and 2:30 p.m.

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LaserHolidays

Laser Holidays

Now showing through Jan. 1, 2017
This is an exciting and unique way to celebrate the season through a display of colorful and dramatic laser lights choreographed to a mix of holiday music favorites, including “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer,” “Deck the Halls,” “White Christmas” and more. Show Run Time: 30 mins.

Laser Holidays from Mon., Dec. 5 through Fri., Dec. 23:

Mon – Fri: no showings
Sat: 1:30 p.m. and 4:30 p.m.
Sun: 3:30 p.m.

Laser Holidays from Mon., Dec. 26 through Sun., Jan. 1, 2017:

Mon – Fri: 1:30 p.m. and 4:30 p.m.
Sat: 1:30 p.m. and 4:30 p.m.
Sun: 1:30 p.m. and 3:30 p.m.

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Please note: Laser shows contain bright, flashing lights that may cause discomfort to those with light sensitivity or other pre-existing conditions.


Mannheim Steamroller Christmas

Christmas Laser Fantasy: Mannheim Steamroller Christmas

Now showing at select times through Jan. 1, 2017
This dramatic holiday laser light show features a colorful display of laser lights choreographed to popular Mannheim Steamroller Christmas music. Selling more than 30 million records, Mannheim Steamroller is known for their modern recordings of Christmas music and for their Fresh Aire albums that blend classical music and rock. Show Run Time: 40 mins.

Christmas Laser Fantasy: Mannheim Steamroller Christmas showtimes through Sun., Jan. 1:
Tues. Only: 7 p.m.

Please note: Laser shows contain bright, flashing lights that may cause discomfort to those with light sensitivity or other pre-existing conditions.

 

Tickets available at the museum.


MORE FULL DOME EXPERIENCES

 

From Earth to the UniverseFrom the Earth to the Universe Sq

While we humans have barely taken our first steps into space, our curiosity has driven us to develop the tools to peer far beyond the planets and stars that greet us every evening. Our efforts have been richly rewarded with sights more magnificent than we could ever have imagined. Take a visually breathtaking journey through our solar system, interstellar space, and beyond as we travel from Earth to and through the Universe. Show Run Time: 30 mins.

 

From Earth to the Universe current showtimes from Mon., Dec. 5 through Fri., Dec. 23:
Mon. – Fri: 3:30 p.m.
Sat: 11:30 a.m.
Sun: 12:30 p.m.

 

From Earth to the Universe current showtimes from Mon., Dec. 26 through Sun., Jan. 1, 2017:
Mon. – Fri: 11:30 a.m.
Sat: 11:30 a.m.
Sun: no showings

 
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Earth-Moon-and-Sun-Art-sq

Earth, Moon and Sun

This kid-friendly planetarium show, explores the relationship between the Earth, Moon and Sun with the help of Coyote, an amusing character adapted from Native American oral traditions who has many misconceptions about our home planet and its most familiar neighbors. The show discusses why the Sun rises and sets, examines the Moon’s orbit, craters, phases and eclipses and explores past and future space travel to our Moon and beyond. Show Run Time: 25 mins.

 

Earth, Moon and Sun current showtimes from Mon., Dec. 5 through Fri., Dec. 23:
Mon. – Fri: 1:30 p.m.
Sat: 2:30 p.m.
Sun: 2:30 p.m.

 

Earth, Moon and Sun current showtimes from Mon., Dec. 26 through Sun., Jan. 1, 2017:
Mon. – Fri: 2:30 p.m.
Sat: 2:30 p.m.
Sun: no showings

 
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Two Small Pieces of Glass + Sky TourGlass_Planetarium_Graphic

This show tells the story of the telescope, how it was invented and how it works from Galileo’s modifications, to a child’s spyglass, to the launch of NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope. Featuring spectacular imagery of Saturn’s rings, the spiral structure of galaxies and beautiful stellar nurseries, this show highlights how telescopes have helped us understand our place in the Universe. At the end of the show, there will be a live 10-minute sky tour. Show Run Time: 30 mins.

Two Small Pieces of Glass current showtimes from Mon., Dec. 5 through Sun., Dec. 23:
Mon. – Fri: 11:30 a.m.
Sat: no showings
Sun: no showings

Two Small Pieces of Glass current showtimes from Mon., Dec. 26 through Sun., Jan. 1, 2017:
Mon. – Fri: no showings
Sat: no showings
Sun: no showings

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