St. Bernard Parish School District is excited to announce the July schedule of public showings at the Maumus Center. Tickets can be purchased at the door; however, it is recommended audiences reserve tickets in advance by calling (504) 301-0239. Children tickets, ages 4 – 12, are $5.00, and adult tickets are $10.00. Due to the nature of the shows, children under the age of four are not recommended to attend. All children must be accompanied by an adult. Planetarium doors close at the times listed, and attendees will not be admitted after the show begins. Please plan on arriving a few minutes early.
Planetarium Show Descriptions
The Zula Patrol: Down to Earth: While on a routine fossil-hunting expedition, The Zula Patrol turns up evidence that the villainous Deliria Delight has been traveling back in time to Earth’s prehistoric past to illegally dump her company’s toxic trash. The Zula Patrollers must find and catch her before her actions cause catastrophic consequences. In the process, our heroes learn all about the formation and development of Earth, and the life forms who call it home. (Ages 4-12) [25 minutes]
Supervolcanoes: Supervolcanoes is an immersive planetarium show that looks back at rare classes of eruptions that have marshaled the energy that lurks, like a sleeping dragon, beneath the surface of planet Earth. The program moves beyond Earth to explore the impact of giant volcanic eruptions around our solar system. Audiences will fly down to Neptune’s frigid moon Triton, and onto the ultimate volcanic world: Jupiter’s moon lo. On a visit to a legendary North American hotspot, Yellowstone National Park, the film asks: can a supervolcano erupt in our time? (Ages 8-Adult) [24 minutes]
Spacepark 360: Unique 9-ride show that takes audiences on a wild immersive tour of the solar system while recreating the experience of amusement park thrill rides- roller coasters, pendulums, inverters and more. Dome3D. (Ages 8-Adult) [38 minutes] Caution: can cause motion sickness.
The Life of Trees: The Life of Trees shows the importance of plants for life on Earth, how trees grow, how they transport water against gravity to the top of the crown, how photosynthesis works and how trees have enabled diverse life on Earth by producing oxygen. The story is told by two quirky characters: a ladybug called Dolores and a firefly called Mike.
Under the Weather!: The stalwart heroes of The Zula Patrol are on an expedition collecting samples of weather for scientist Multo’s research. V\lhen the Zula gang inadvertently hurts their loyal pet Gorga’s feelings, he decides to leave Zula and find another plane to live on. Villain Dark Truder then tricks Gorga into helping, with his latest nefarious scheme to rule the universe. The Zula Patrollers find out and go after him – in the process learning all about the weather, both terrestrial and interplanetary. (Ages 4-12) [25 minutes]
Dynamic Earth: Dynamic Earth explores the impact of solar and terrestrial energy sources on the climate. Examinations of the Earth-Sun system, plate tectonics, and the carbon cycle are presented as foundational background to the primary focus of the program: the intricate connection between Earth’s energy trails and the environmental systems that shape its climate. Stunning satellite data visualizations, supercomputing simulations, and photorealistic animations are combined to allow the viewers unprecedented insights into the inner workings of Earth’s dynamic climate system. (Ages 10-Adult) [24minutes]
Black Holes: The Other Side of Infinity: A presentation of the facts and theory surrounding the astronomical phenomenon of “black holes:” using the latest in computer-generated imagery. Theories regarding their origin are presented, along with speculation about what lies with and beyond them. (Ages 10-Adult) [24 minutes]