Since the dawn of time, humans have looked to the stars for answers, crafting predictions based on planetary positions and the palm lines of Oprah Winfrey. Take a peep at celestial celebrities with today's Groupon to Mayborn Planetarium and Space Theater in Killeen. Choose between the following options:
- For $2, you get one weekday matinee ticket (a $4 value).
- For $11, you get four weekend tickets (up to a $24 value).
Mayborn Planetarium indulges stargazers in informative and enjoyable entertainment options for all ages, engrossing eyes in celestial adventures and laser symphonies. Digital projectors alight upon the Mayborn Planetarium's 60-foot dome, airing cinematic shorts that are more fun and immersive than a session of witch dunking. Weekend offerings delight ocular vessels with informative and entertaining movies such as The Little Star That Could or We Are Astronomers, which depicts how galaxy-gazers search for knowledge about our universe's many secrets. Nocturnal senses stir during the nighttime laser light shows, choreographing photon beams to Daft Punk's Tron: Legacy soundtrack to lure in parties of dancing owls. During weekday matinees, starlight ignites brain bulbs with content such as a large-format film, a planetarium show, or a laser light show.
Mayborn Science Theater
Plummeting into a hurricane’s eye. Tunneling through San Andreas’s interior. Zipping in and out of colliding galaxies. At Mayborn Science Theater, these sorts of adventures are par for the course. Here, wonders of the natural world beam onto a 60-foot digital screen that wraps around an entire 180-seat theater, creating immersive educational experiences. Screened during weekends and weekday matinees, science-minded shows focus on diverse, family-friendly topics such as stars and tropical reefs. Its laser light shows, on the other hand, eschew education for spectacle, dazzling audiences with 3D graphics and 15,000 watts of digital sound.
Outside the dome, Mayborn continues educating visitors at its gallery. Amidst rotating displays on subjects such as rocks and minerals, the Exhibit Space showcases Hubble photographs and shares updates from the Mars rover. The exhibit’s recent acquisitions even include tiles from actual space shuttles, as well as tiles from actual Mahjong games played by astronauts sitting in NASA waiting rooms.
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