Portions of the Hall of Paleontology will be closed Thursday and Friday.
The Hall of Ancient Egypt is temporarily closed.
Schedule Change Notice: Free Thursday hours are now 2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Fantasy Worlds

Many of our fascinating full-dome films are only available for private showings in the Burke Baker Planetarium. These shows are not part of our regular schedule, Please click here to request more information about booking your private showing!

Scientists are more optimistic about finding life beyond Earth than ever before. Astronomers have found over 130 giant planets orbiting other stars and suspect that smaller worlds exist as well. Biologists have found microscopic life on Earth in places they never expected, from hot springs to Arctic ice. With more advanced research than before, scientists have dramatically expanded the criteria for a life-bearing world and increased the confidence of finding other planets suitable for life. Animators have created realistic fantasy worlds based on this new definition of life-sustaining planets exclusively for the Burke Baker Planetarium.

Music and Score by Shai Fishman
Mix and Post Production - Fish-i Studios
Located Here
HMNS at Hermann Park

5555 Hermann Park Dr.
Houston,Texas 77030
(713) 639-4629


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