Let the Show Begin

Take your field trip experience to new heights by adding a UC Davis Multiverse Theater program to your plans. Your students will get a live presentation from one of our talented and entertaining Curiosity Collaborators, while also connecting with key science standards in this technically advanced dome theater.

We combine live narration with digital technologies using six projectors to launch your class through our solar system and beyond to the constellations.

Programs

Content will be modified by grade specific NGSS.

Tour of Our Solar System

Introduce your students to fascinating worlds in our solar system and beyond in our UC Davis Multiverse Theater.

  • Grades: Kindergarten

Students begin their journey at MOSAC then lift-off into outer space and head to the Sun, the center of our solar system. Students journey to the planets stopping by to discover their unique features. Other celestial bodies in our galaxy and beyond are also explored.

Stars, Solar System and Beyond

Our planetarium educator will guide your students on a tour of our local night sky.

  • Grades: 1–4

A unique opportunity for your students to explore the local night sky as it will appear on the day of your field trip. Our planetarium educator will guide your students on a tour of our local night sky. They will learn about current visible planets and constellations — with focus on what constellations represent, how they were used in the past and how to find them in the night sky. Students will observe patterns in the motions of the sun, moon and stars. They will travel beyond the night sky and visit astronomical objects in our solar system and find our location in the Milky Way Galaxy. This is a great opportunity to show that our galaxy is not the only one in the Universe.

Our Night Sky and the Secret Lives of Stars

Our planetarium educator will guide your students as they learn about planets currently visible, and the constellations.

  • Grades: 5–HS
  • Film: Secret Lives of Stars

A unique opportunity for your students to explore the current local night sky. Our planetarium educator will guide your students as they learn about planets currently visible, and the constellations — what they represent, how they were used in the past and how to find them in the night sky. They observe patterns in the motions of the sun, moon and stars. Students learn about our sun and other types of stars through breathtaking visuals of stellar evolution in the film, Secret Lives of Stars.

Film: Secret Lives of Stars
Not all stars are created equal. Some are massive, others are tiny, almost insignificant. The specific characteristics of a star will determine what type of life it will lead, how long it might live and even the type of final decay and death it will experience. We will witness the amazing variety of stars and peer into their secret lives. Narrated by Sir Patrick Stewart of TV’s Star Trek: The Next Generation and the X-Men films. Winner of 4 Telly Awards.

The Solar System and its Hidden Worlds

Our planetarium educator with guide your students as they explore objects in our solar system and beyond.

  • Grades: 5–HS
  • Film: The Edge of Darkness

Students lift off from planet Earth and head to the Sun at the center of our solar system. They learn fascinating details about the sun, and then journey away exploring the planets, dwarf planets, unique moons with oceans and some covered with volcanoes. Students visit the dwarf planet Ceres found right in the asteroid belt, to learn about its mysterious lights. Oort Cloud and Kuiper Belt objects like Comet 67P are also explored. Students view the Milky Way Galaxy and beyond, realizing that the Universe is made up of billions of galaxies.

Film: The Edge of Darkness
The film features amazing scenes of places never-before seen as gathered by key space missions and which culminated in groundbreaking discoveries. It features a spectacular flight through the great cliffs on comet 67P, a close look at the fascinating bright “lights” on Ceres, and the first ever close ups of dwarf binary planet Pluto/Charon and its moons. Narrated by Hayley Atwell, Agent Carter from the Marvel Cinematic Universe and the ABC television series.