Oceans: Our Blue Planet takes us on a global odyssey to discover the largest and least explored habitat on earth. From the coastal shallows to deeper, more mysterious worlds, we reveal the untold stories of the oceans' most astonishing creatures. Meet fascinating characters like the ingenious tusk fish that uses a tool to open its food. Find a cunning octopus who shields herself in an armoury of shells to hide from predators. As we journey through our oceans, we share these extraordinary discoveries and uncover a spectacular world of life beneath the waves.
Showing June 22 - October 7, 2018
Titans of the Ice Age transports viewers to the beautiful and otherworldly frozen landscapes of North America, Europe, and Asia 10 thousand years before modern civilization. Travel across monumental glaciers and sweeping grasslands, rich in life—a Northern Hemisphere whose vast plains resembled the African Serengeti. Roam the mammoth steppe with baby Lyuba, a 40,000 year old female Woolly Mammoth calf, now one of the best preserved mammoth mummies in the world. Discover the story of Zed, one of the most complete Colombian Mammoth skeletons ever uncovered. Witness a time when the hunters became the hunted, where saber-tooths, dire wolves, and cave bears ruled untamed continents.
Showing June 15 - October 7, 2018
Looking to explore way-out worlds? The blistering Sun? Mysterious moons? Crazy comets and amazing asteroids? Then join our gang of smart, wacky reporters and rambunctious planets in the Planetarium Channel’s new extravaganza, The Solar System Show! We promise planet fun for everyone. Warning: Audience participation may be required. For families of all ages. For school groups K through 4th.
Showing June 16 - October 7, 2018
The Incredible World of Bats — Why We Need Them
Thursday, November 15, 2018
Dr. Merlin Tuttle — Founder and Executive Director of Merlin Tuttle’s Bat Conservation and Research Fellow, Department of Integrated Biology, University of Texas at Austin
Bats comprise a fifth of all mammals. They come in an incredible variety, as cute as any panda or as strange as any dinosaur, from tiny bats that live in beetle holes in bamboo to giant flying foxes with six-foot wingspans. They’re found nearly everywhere, are primary seed dispersers from deserts to rainforests, pollinate some of the world’s most valuable crops, and save American farmers billions of dollars annually in avoided pesticide use. They maintain long-term social relationships similar to those of humans, elephants, and dolphins, share information, and even adopt orphans.