Worlds Beyond Earth

The surprisingly dynamic nature of the worlds that orbit our Sun

Worlds Beyond Earth celebrates the extraordinary Age of Exploration carried out by our closest proxies, robotic explorers, over the past 50 years. Created by an award-winning team that includes Museum scientists, educators, and science visualization experts, Worlds Beyond Earth is an immersive theater experience based on authentic data from NASA, European Space Agency (ESA), and Japan Aerospace Exploration (JAXA) missions, telescopes, supercomputer simulations, and research conducted at institutions around the globe. Viewers will be taken on an adventure across the solar system, from our Moon and planetary neighbors Mars and Venus to beyond the asteroid belt, where worlds of ice and gas like Saturn and Jupiter host moons revealing active weather, erupting volcanoes, and buried oceans.

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Worlds Beyond Earth


Duration 25 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, New York 2020
Languages English, French, Italian, Japanese, Mandarin, Spanish, ask for other languages

Worlds Beyond Earth was created by the American Museum of Natural History, the Frederick Phineas and Sandra Priest Rose Center for Earth and Space, and the Hayden Planetarium.