Aiken County Calendar of Events

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Big Bird’s Adventure

DuPont Planetarium 471 University Parkway, Aiken, SC, United States

Follow Big Bird and Elmo as they explore the night sky with Hu Hu Zhu, from the Chinese co-production of Sesame Street. Together, they take an imaginary trip from Sesame Street to the moon, where they discover how different it is from Earth. Ages 4 - 10 All shows last one hour unless otherwise noted.

Backyard Wilderness

DuPont Planetarium 471 University Parkway, Aiken, SC, United States

Backyard Wilderness will surprise and entertain viewers with the unexpected wonders of nature that are right under our noses - in our own backyards. Spanning a seasonal year around a suburban home, the film displays a stunning array of unique wildlife images and behavior - all captured by cameras mounted inside dens and nests, and […]

Event Series Habitat Earth

Habitat Earth

DuPont Planetarium 471 University Parkway, Aiken, SC, United States

Dive below the ocean's surface and travel beneath the forest floor to explore how living organisms are interconnected to support life forms both large and small. From the tiniest microbe to the tallest tree, Habitat Earth utilizes stunning images to show images to show students how the biological world is carefully intersected with human and […]

Event Series Ancient Sky Lore

Ancient Sky Lore

DuPont Planetarium 471 University Parkway, Aiken, SC, United States

In this live show, the presenter points out constellations and stars while sharing enchanting tales involving heroes and maidens, herdsmen and a harp, and real and imaginary animals. Star stories from ancient cultures come to life on the planetarium dome. Appropriate for all ages All shows last one hour unless otherwise noted. Each show includes […]

Pink Floyd Dark Side of the Moon

DuPont Planetarium 471 University Parkway, Aiken, SC, United States

Join us as we present a visual artistry of imagery choreographed to this famous album that is featured in planetariums around the world. All shows last one hour unless otherwise noted. Each show includes a live "sky tonight" portion.

Magic Tree House: Space Mission

DuPont Planetarium 471 University Parkway, Aiken, SC, United States

Travel with brother-sister duo, Jack and Annie, in their Magic Tree House as they discover a note that asks them to answer six questions about space. With the help of an astronomer, the Internet, an astronaut, books and the writer of the mysterious note, Jack and Annie go on a wondrous journey of adventure and […]

Defying Gravity

DuPont Planetarium 471 University Parkway, Aiken, SC, United States

Join host Apollo Aurora and her science reporters as they explore the science behind rocket power, gravity on other planets, and even monstrous black holes! Robot experts Apple 1-6-8-6 and EGR-1 will also lend a few circuits to explain the force that keeps us humans all grounded. Well, some of the time. Ages 8 and […]

Event Series Big Bird’s Adventure

Big Bird’s Adventure

DuPont Planetarium 471 University Parkway, Aiken, SC, United States

Follow Big Bird and Elmo as they explore the night sky with Hu Hu Zhu, from the Chinese co-production of Sesame Street. Together, they take an imaginary trip from Sesame Street to the moon, where they discover how different it is from Earth. Ages 4 - 10 All shows last one hour unless otherwise noted.

Event Series Backyard Wilderness

Backyard Wilderness

DuPont Planetarium 471 University Parkway, Aiken, SC, United States

Backyard Wilderness will surprise and entertain viewers with the unexpected wonders of nature that are right under our noses - in our own backyards. Spanning a seasonal year around a suburban home, the film displays a stunning array of unique wildlife images and behavior - all captured by cameras mounted inside dens and nests, and […]

Event Series Engineering ISS

Engineering ISS

DuPont Planetarium 471 University Parkway, Aiken, SC, United States

This interactive show describes how 15 nations worked together to create the International Space Station (ISS), a unique scientific laboratory and home in space. A rap and animations explain how weight, mass, gravity and speed are related, and why astronauts are weightless on the ISS even though there IS gravity in space. Benefits to humanity […]