Journey to the Stars

The birth, life, and death of stars

Featuring extraordinary images from telescopes on the ground and in space and stunning, never-before-seen visualizations of physics-based simulations, the dazzling »Journey to the Stars« launches visitors through space and time to experience the life and death of the stars in our night sky, including our own nurturing Sun. Tour familiar stellar formations, explore new celestial mysteries, and discover the fascinating, unfolding story that connects us all to the stars. Our Journey to the Stars spans billions of years, beginning on Earth and extending beyond our galaxy and into the future before returning home.



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Duration 23 min
Target audience All age groups, general public, students
Technology Fully 3D animated fulldome video based on science data
Orientation Unidirectional and concentric seating versions
Production/year American Museum of Natural History, 2009
Languages English, Russian, ask for other languages

Journey to the Stars was developed by the American Museum of Natural History, New York ( in collaboration with the California Academy of Sciences, San Francisco; GOTO, Inc., Tokyo, Japan; Papalote Museo del Nino, Mexico City, Mexico; and Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum, Washington, D.C. Journey to the Stars was created by the American Museum of Natural History, with the major support and partnership of the NASA, Science Mission Directorate, Heliophysics Division.