December 2021

December 2021

Cost: $10 for one show, $18 for two shows
908-231-8805

December 4
3pm  Perfect Little Planet - ages 6-12
4pm  Laser Magic - ages 6-12
5pm  The Sky Above (sensory-friendly) - All ages
7pm  Astronomy Tonight  - ages 10-adult
8pm  Laser Beatles - ages 10-adult

December 11
3pm  The Alien Who Stole Christmas - ages 6-10
4pm  Winter Wonder Lights - ages 6-adult
7pm  Mystery at the North Pole - ages 6-adult
8pm  Winter Wonder Lights - ages 6-adult

December 18
3pm  The Alien Who Stole Christmas - ages 6-10
4pm  Winter Wonder Lights - ages 6-adult
7pm  Mystery at the North Pole - ages 6-adult
8pm  Winter Wonder Lights - ages 6-adult

RVCC is closed December 24 - January 1

December Planetarium Shows


Perfect Little Planet, Saturday, December 4, 3:00 pm
A family from another star system is seeking the perfect vacation spot. Fly over the surface of Pluto, our best-known dwarf planet; sail through the rings of Saturn; feel Jupiter’s lightning storms; and walk on the surface of Mars. Which destination will they choose? (Recommended for ages 6-12)

Laser Magic, Saturday, December 4, 4:00 pm
Lasers dance on the dome while we play songs like “Fireworks” by Katy Perry, “Let it Go” by Idina Menzel, and “We Will Rock You” by Queen. (Recommended for ages 6-12)

The Sky Above (sensory friendly), Saturday, December 4, 5:00 p.m.
A special astronomy and music show designed for families with children on the Autism spectrum or those with developmental disabilities. These sensory-friendly shows, which are appropriate for audiences of all ages, will provide a comfortable and judgment-free space that is welcoming to all families. During the show, the doors will remain open so children may freely leave and return if they choose. Lights will be left dim (instead of dark) and the audio will be lowered and kept at a consistent level. “The Sky Above” show includes music, laser lights, stories, and information about the planets, the Moon and constellations. Content is presented on a kindergarten level.

Astronomy Tonight, Saturday, December 4, 7:00 pm
Using the Planetarium’s DigitalSky digital theater, experience a guided tour of the night sky. Learn about some of the popular constellations visible from sunset to sunrise, as well as the stories behind them. Hear about how and where in the sky to find the brightest planets. Weather permitting, the 3M Observatory will be open after the show. (Recommended for ages 8 to adult)

Laser Beatles, Saturday, December 4, 8:00 pm
Listen to The Fab Four’s hits from their long career, like “Twist and Shout,” “Revolution,” and “Get Back” while lasers animate the songs on the dome overhead.

The Alien Who Stole Christmas, Saturdays, December 11 and 18, 3:00 p.m.
Discover the stars visible in the winter sky. Then follow Santa on a trip through the solar system when a friendly alien kidnaps him. The kids on the other planets need presents too, you know! (recommended for ages 6-10)

Winter Wonder Lights, Saturdays, December 11 and 18, at 4:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m.
Listen to holiday hits such as “Wizards in Winter,” “Rockin’ around the Christmas Tree,” and “Dominic the Donkey.” (recommended for ages 6-adult)

Mystery at the North Pole, Saturdays, December 11 and 18, 7:00 pm
Santa is sick! He’s too ill to deliver presents this year. Who could have done this? Who would want to sabotage Christmas? Was it an elf? A reindeer? The audience will need to look at the suspects and figure out who is guilty. (Recommended for ages 6 to adult)

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