Planetarium shows are included with Daytime Admission, but capacity is limited for the safety of our guests and staff. Reservations are required and are available on a first-come, first-served basis: Please scan the QR code posted in the lobby as soon as you arrive for the greatest selection of available showtimes. If available, additional tickets will be released later in the day an hour before each showtime. We regret that we can’t guarantee the availability of reservations during periods of high demand, especially weekends and holidays. For more information, please view our planetarium FAQ.
Daily: 11:30 am, 1:30 pm, 3:30 pm
Capacity limited, reservations required
Earth is a planet shaped by life. From the forests that help stabilize our climate, to the winds carrying life-sustaining water and oxygen to far-flung parts of the globe, the fingerprints of life are visible even from many light years away.
The newest original, all-digital, planetarium show from the California Academy of Sciences invites you to journey through space and time to examine life as an essential quality of our home planet. Narrator Daveed Diggs takes you on an exploration of the co-evolution of life and our planet, revealing the ways in which life has transformed Earth’s surface and atmosphere over billions of years. Along the way, you’ll see how light and color can help us spot a living world, even from great distances. As we ponder what forms life might take in the Solar System and beyond, Living Worlds encourages us to consider how a deeper understanding of our own planet can aid in the search for life across the cosmos, and to reflect on ways we can partner with our living world to ensure our continued survival.
Please note: Planetarium shows may not be appropriate for children under 7, and we regret that we cannot admit any child under 4.