Artist rendering of giant tardigrade floating in Earth orbit

The tiny tardigrade, or "water bear," thrives in extreme environments—and can even survive the vacuum of space!


Extreme Life
Saturdays & Sundays: 11:30 am, 1:40 pm, 3:50 pm
Hohfeld Hall (view on map)

Gain a new perspective on the surprising resilience of life in this live, family-friendly, 15-minute program hosted by our stellar cast of planetarium show presenters.

Life may be far more durable—and potentially more abundant—than we ever thought possible. In Extreme Life, you’ll visit seemingly inhospitable locales around the world where life thrives, meet exotic creatures that appear more alien than Earthly, and explore other places in our Solar System where life could exist.

Programs in Hohfeld Hall are a great option for families with children under 4 who are too young for Morrison Planetarium shows but eager for a bit of cosmic adventure. No reservations required!