PLANETARIUM

The Muse Knoxville presents Knoxville's only public access Planetarium.

We have a variety of shows playing throughout the day on our Warped Media Full Dome Projection System, every hour on the half*.

*Schedule subject to change with Field Trip Programming.
All shows are 20-40 minutes long. 

Please note: Because the Planetarium becomes very dark during shows, we do not recommend bringing children under age 4.
NEW!
Planetarium On Demand! 

$35 extra fee applies.
Must be arranged in advance. 
(Available to everyone!) 

Choose from a huge list of full-dome films on a range of topics!

For field trip groups, your choice may be combined with another short film or star show at our discretion.

Please choose your On Demand title before calling to schedule, 865-594-1494, Opt. 2. 

Take a look at what's available!
  1. The Little Star That Could (7 and under)
    Little Star, an average yellow star, searches for planets to warm and protect. Along the way he meets other stars, learns what makes each star special, and discovers that stars combine to form clusters and galaxies. Eventually, Little Star finds his planets. Each planet is introduced with basic information.
  2. Rusty Rocket's Last Blast! (7+)
    Lift off with Rusty Rocket and learn about rocket basics, relive great moments in space exploration, and discover how far it really is to the moon and planets!
  3. Two Small Pieces of Glass (8+)
    Learn how telescopes work and how the world's largest observatories use them to explore the mysteries of the universe. Explore the Galilean moons of Jupiter, Saturn's rings and the spiral structure of galaxies. Learn about the discoveries of Galileo, Huygens, Newton, Hubble and others.
  4. Cosmic Colors (10+)
    Take a wondrous journey across the entire electromagnetic spectrum. Discover the many reasons for color - like why the sky is blue and why Mars is red. Take a tour within a plant leaf and journey inside the human eye. Investigate x-rays by voyaging to a monstrous black hole and then back at your doctor's office.
  5. IBEX: Search for the Edge of the Solar System (12+)
    Narrated by two inquisitive teenagers, audiences will hear from the scientists and engineers that developed the IBEX mission and created the spacecraft.
  6. Knoxville Skies Star Tour (4+)
    Our live-guided star tour! See the night sky on the planetarium dome! Young students will learn about day vs. night and objects in the sky. Older students will view prominent constellations and planets visible in the current season.