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Field Trips

Field Trips

Schedule your UTA Planetarium Field Trip

Let's do this! To begin, submit a field trip request.


  • One show: Students/Chaperones- $6 each
  • Two shows: Students/Chaperones- $10 each

UTA Planetarium ShowBook

The ShowBook is a list of all the shows we offer. For a more detailed list, please click here.

Click to open the UTA Planetarium ShowBook

  • Astronaut
    See what it takes to become an astronaut and the effect the environment of space has on the human body.
  • Atlas of a Changing Earth
    This is the story of how a revolution in one of the most basic of all human enterprises – the making of maps – is shedding new light on our planet’s evolution in the wake of rising global temperatures.
  • Back To The Moon For Good
    Narrated by Tim Allen, Back To The Moon For Good immerses us in the Google Lunar XPRIZE race to the Moon and the human stories of both the competition and the collaboration it inspires.
  • Black Holes
    Take the ultimate journey in space and time! Learn how mammoth stars make a black hole and help figure out where they might lead.
  • Cosmic Origins Spectrograph
    Discover Hubble Space Telescope's Cosmic Origins Spectrograph (CoS) instrument, the nature of light, spectroscopy, the use of quasars as background light sources, material identification by spectrum, and the cycling of material within and surrounding galaxies.
  • Dynamic Earth
    Explore the inner workings of Earth's climate engine with visualizations based on satellite monitoring data and advanced supercomputer simulations.
  • Europe to the Stars
    Europe to the Stars takes the viewer on an epic journey behind the scenes at the most productive ground-based observatory in the world, revealing the science, the history, the technology and the people.
  • Experience the Aurora
    Over seven months in the Arctic Circle, crews captured timelapse images of the Aurora Borealis with high resolution digital SLR cameras outfitted with fisheye lenses. The results are spectacular!
  • From the Earth to the Universe
    The night sky, both beautiful and mysterious, has been the subject of campfire stories, ancient myths and awe for as long as there have been people. A desire to comprehend the Universe may well be humanity's oldest shared intellectual experience. Yet only recently have we truly begun to grasp our place in the vast cosmos. To learn about this journey of celestial discovery, from the theories of the ancient Greek astronomers to today's grandest telescopes, we invite you to experience From Earth to the Universe.
  • Ice Worlds
    See the effect of ice in our own ecosystem, and travel to distant worlds to see how ice shapes the landscape and natural systems there.
  • Magnificent Sun
    Discover our Magnificent Sun in this UT Arlington original show!
  • Mayan Archeoastronomy
    Mayan Archaeoastronomy: Observers of the Universe is unique among planetarium shows, intertwining science and mythology to take the viewer on a poetic journey through how the Mayans have viewed and understood the Universe throughout their history.
  • Mayan Prophecies
    Visit the Classic Mayan cities of Uxmal, Chichen Itza, Tikal, and Palenque to discover how the Maya aligned their temples to watch their sky gods and used interlocking calendars to record the past and predict the future.
  • One World, One Sky: Big Bird's Adventure
    Discover the night sky with Big Bird, Elmo and their new friend from China, Hu Hu Zhu.
  • Our Violent Planet
    A fulldome show about earthquakes, volcanoes, tsunamis, earth, geology and continental drift.
  • Out There: The Quest for Extrasolar Worlds
    Set out on a journey to learn about other worlds much like our own oasis in the universe.
  • Phantom of the Universe
    The title "Phantom of the Universe" reflects dark matter's invisible presence everywhere in the universe from galaxies to deep inside the earth.
  • Pink Floyd - Dark Side of the Moon
    Pink Floyd is the classic rock that everyone loves. Combine that with the amazing CG visual effects and you have an absolutely amazing show that no one should miss.
  • Pink Floyd - The Wall
    Pink Floyd is the classic rock that everyone loves. Combine that with the amazing CG visual effects and you have an absolutely amazing show that no one should miss.
  • Rosetta
    Story of the first spacecraft landed on the comet surface. Rosetta spacecraft and "Philae" lander seek clues about the origins of the Solar System and life on Earth. Meet the challenges of a 10 year long mission.
  • Secret of the Cardboard Rocket
    Join two children on a magical journey through the Solar System, aided by a talking astronomy book, a cardboard rocket, and a vivid imagination.
  • Spacepark 360: Infinity
    The fastest fulldome show continues with 9 all new rides!
  • Stars of the Pharaohs
    Travel to ancient Egypt to see how science was used to tell time, make a workable calendar, and align huge buildings.
  • The Hot and Energetic Universe
    The planetarium documentary 'The Hot and Energetic Universe' presents with the use of Immersive Visualisations and real images the achievements of the modern astronomy, the most advanced terrestrial and orbital observatories, the basic principles electromagnetic radiation and the natural phenomena related to the High Energy Astrophysics.
  • The Sun, Our Living Star
    The Sun, Our Living Star tells the story of our nearest star and our planet's powerhouse, the source of energy that drives Earth's winds and weather, and the ball of light that allows the very existence of life.
  • Two Small Pieces of Glass
    Four hundred years ago, a simple adjustment to a child's spyglass revealed for the first time an infinite and perplexing universe to our eyes and imaginations. Join us today, as the world's great telescopes, born of that serendipitous moment, gaze farther into the distant past - and into our future.
  • Unveiling the Invisible Universe
    Explore the images of the cosmos as they were revealed over the last few centuries in the most immersive way imaginable!
  • Violent Universe
    The beauty of a starlit sky conceals the violent forces at work within our universe.
  • We Are Astronomers
    Do you know what an astronomer does? Today's astronomer is not the lone observer of past centuries. We Are Astronomers reveals the global collaboration, technology, and dedication required to answer the unresolved questions of the Universe.
  • Wonders of the Universe
    Peer deep into space through the eyes of the orbiting Hubble Space Telescope and travel back billions of years in time to witness the birth of the universe.

Do you want to inspire a classroom of young scientists? Are you involved in a scout troop, club, or organization looking for an adventure? Do you know some aspiring astronauts? Are you interested in motivating your staff or students to think way, way, way out of the box?

If so, then UTA Planetarium  can provide the perfect program to educate, entertain, and inspire your pack of kiddos!

Want to do more on campus? 

While self-guided tours and bringing a group to experience what life is like on campus can be enjoyable, take advantage of other engaging and memorable experiences on campus. 

Experience an exciting and interactive science show presented by the Science Ambassadors. Chemistry comes to life with live demonstrations involving dry ice, liquid nitrogen, and fire. To schedule please use their online request form.

UTA’s Dan Dipert University Welcome Center provides group campus tours at 10:30 a.m. and 1:00 p.m., Monday through Friday and 10 a.m. on Saturdays. There is no charge for campus tours. Having a tour guide on campus can bring to life the rich history and vibrant campus life of the UTA campus.