Astronomy and Space Exploration

The Search for Life

Are We Alone?

For as long as humans have contemplated the cosmos, we have wondered if we are alone in the universe. Ancient mythologies and contemporary science fiction have presented imaginative answers, but how does modern science approach this question? »The Search for Life: Are We Alone« explores this intriguing question, taking visitors on a fascinating journey through time and space. From the depths of Earth’s oceans to the outer reaches of the cosmos, »The Search for Life« explores the links between life on Earth and the potential for life on other planets. Featuring breathtaking visualizations based on cuttingedge scientific data, »The Search for Life« transforms our view of the cosmos, revealing countless worlds that may harbor life.


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Duration 25 min
Target audience All age groups, general public
Technology Fully 3D animated fulldome video based on science data
Orientation Unidirectional and concentric seating versions
Production/year American Museum of Natural History, 2002
Languages English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Spanish, ask for other languages

The Search for Life: Are We Alone? was developed by the American Museum of Natural History ( in collaboration with the National Aeronautic and Space Administration (NASA).