THE 360º EXPERIENCE
Explore space and rediscover our amazing planet in our stunning Koch Immersive Theater & Planetarium where you can see traditional planetarium shows as well as be immersed in full-dome cinema utilizing Digistar® projection technology. Our 40-foot dome replaces the Koch Planetarium with an attraction that features stadium-style seating, a 10,000-watt digital surround sound system, and imagery resulting in an immersive experience more like flying than watching a movie.
Digital Dome technology is a breakthrough experience known in the planetarium industry as a “full-dome” or “immersive” experience. The Koch Immersive Theater & Planetarium utilizes two marvelously-bright digital video projectors, a huge 40-foot-wide hemispherical projection screen and stadium-style seating that allows great views from any seat.
To get the highest resolution possible, the Theater uses two cinema-grade video projectors — one for each half of the dome — which project a total of 11 million pixels. The edges of the projection overlap seamlessly and blend together, resulting in crisp, high-contrast moving images.
The Koch Immersive Theater & Planetarium also uses a computer graphics display system manufactured by Evans and Sutherland, makers of Digistar®, the world’s most advanced full dome theater system. Our computer graphics system contains most of the known objects in the universe including stars, galaxies, nebula, planets, comets, asteroids, and exoplanets. With Digistar®, flexible storytelling tools make it possible to customize presentations for any audience.
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THEATER & PLANETARIUM GUIDELINES
Please arrive with plenty of time to find a parking space, purchase your tickets and select your seat. Due to the dark environment in our theater, there is no late admission. Those exiting during a show should not expect to be readmitted.
Cell phones and other light emitting devices interfere with the enjoyment of our shows by others. Those with light-up shoes may be asked to remove them before being seated.
Children attending programs in the Theater without a ticket should sit on the lap of an adult.
There are no refunds or exchanges after a ticket is purchased.
Seating for those with special needs, wheelchairs, assisted listening devices and open captioning (when available) will be available in advance, the day of your show. Please see a staff member for assistance.