CyberSphere Field Trip Procedures
Persons who have photosensitive epilepsy or are subject to seizures due to flashing lights at certain light intensities and frequencies are cautioned that the planetarium does produce flashing, flickering and varying brightness level lighting effects between the frequencies of 5 to 30 flashes per second (hertz). These effects are produced by strobe, laser and various colored lights.
Planetarium shows are more educational, Laser shows are lasers set to pop music. CyberSphere shows for field trip groups are $4.
To make your field trip to the CyberSphere an enjoyable and memorable experience, please note the following rules and suggestions:
- CyberSphere shows start promptly. There will be no late entry after the doors are closed due to the reduced light conditions. If someone leaves for any reason during a performance, they will not be re-admitted. (This means everyone in your group should visit the restroom before entering the CyberSphere.)
- There is no food, drink, candy, chewing gum, etc allowed.
- No photography is allowed. (Especially flash).
- Cell phones and pagers must be turned OFF! The sound & light emitted from these devices will definitely adversely affect our programs and disturb other audience members.
- Inform parents not to dress their children in shoes with flashing lights or any other light-producing source.
- If teachers or parents have special seating issues, please resolve those issues before entering the theater. Advanced notice of special seating issues should be discussed upon scheduling your field trip.
- Strollers, wheelchairs, crutches, persons who cannot negotiate stairs will enter the CyberSphere via the elevator on the second floor.
- The CyberSphere is set to 68 degrees F. This is to protect the equipment. Persons sensitive to that temperature may want to bring a sweater (especially small children).
- Laser shows and some parts of planetarium shows are loud. Volumes may not be adjusted too low or it will affect the show's quality. Persons sensitive to loud noises need to know this.
- The CyberSphere is not a movie theater. It gets very dark. Even the aisle lights are not on during a performance.
- Participants who are subject to motion sickness or have photosensitive epilepsy and/or are subject to seizures may want to avoid attending.
Be sure to check out our general School Field Trips page as well.
|In My Backyard||(preschool-second grade)|
|Nickelodeon's Fred Penner narrates this sing-along program that introduces students to some of the atmospheric and astronomical wonders they can see from their own backyard. Fred Penner composed and performed three original songs for the In My Backyard soundtrack. Educational Content: colors of the rainbow, observations in your own backyard (spider webs, animal tracks, plants, birds, insects), description of four seasons and why we have them, story about Callisto and Arcus constellations, and facts about the planets, meteors and the Moon.|
|Larry Cat in Space||(preschool-second grade)|
|A playful, imaginative and whimsical cartoon presentation about an inquisitive cat that takes a trip to the Moon. Through Larry's eyes we observe his human family, a group of enthusiastic sky watchers. His owner, Diana takes a job on the Moon, and sadly leaves Larry behind. Larry figures out a way to hide in her clothes trunk. The trunk and Larry are loaded onto the Space Plane, which takes him to space station Freedom. The students share in Larry's discovery of what space travel feels like, how gravity is different on the Moon, and why astronauts need space suits. (No laser lights and the aisle lights remain on.)|
|Digistar 3 Planetarium Shows||Rating|
|Secrets of the Sun||G|
|An intimate look at the role the sun plays in the life of our solar system. From the nuclear forces churning at the heart of the sun to the mass ejections of solar material in to surrounding space, we will experience the power of the sun and its impact on the planets and ultimately life on Earth. We will trace the life cycle of the sun itself, going back to its beginnings and moving forward in time to its eventual death.|
|The Future is Wild||G|
|Based on a wildly successful international television series that has been broadcast in over 60 countries around the world, The Future is Wild gives audiences a glimpse at what might be the future of the animal kingdom on planet Earth. An international team of researchers has been looking into how animals and plants will change and evolve over the next 5 to 200 million years. And a team of over 100 animators and scholars has transformed their ideas into creatures that fly, walk and swim on the earth of the future. This immersive show lets your audience experience a future fantastic, based upon real science.|
|Stars of the Pharaohs||G|
|Travel to ancient Egypt to see how science was used to tell time, make a workable calendar, and align huge buildings. You'll learn about the connection the ancient Egyptians felt with the stars and various astronomical phenomena. And thanks to the time Digital Theater's production team spent on location in Egypt taking photographs and measurements, you'll see some of the most spectacular temples and tombs of the ancient world recreated in their original splendor.|
|From breathtaking landscapes to violent volcanic eruptions to the sheer beauty of Saturn's rings, New Horizons immerses audiences in an unforgettable all-dome-video experience. Explore the planets and moons of the solar system in a majestic journey through our celestial neighborhood. For the first time, audiences will travel down to the surface of all the planets, and experience what life would be like from those brave new worlds. Our journey begins as we follow a comet as it travels through interplanetary space. On each of our exotic ports of call, real data and images from modern space probes is transformed into stunning 360° photo-realistic 3D animation.|
|Wonders of the Universe||G|
|Peer deep into space through the eyes of the orbiting Hubble Space Telescope and travel back billions of years in time to witness the birth of the universe. On this breathtaking excursion you'll witness the formation of galaxies and explore some of the most wondrous nebulae and astronomical structures yet discovered. As your travels continue, you'll fly deep into our own Milky Way galaxy and return home to Earth on a spectacular tour through the solar system.|
|Microcosm - The Adventure Within||G|
|At the Center of Miniaturized Medicine in the year 2053, you'll shrink down to the size of a microbe and get injected into a patient who is suffering an infection from a mysterious virus. Produced in cooperation with the University of Utah Medical School, this high-speed immersive adventure is not only exciting, but educational as well. Traveling from the base of the eye to the interior of the heart, you'll explore exotic ports of call in CMM Probe Alpha with its robotic outboard scout vehicle. As you piece together the clues the virus has left behind, you'll race against time to save the patient on your roller-coaster ride through the body. Laser battles, genetic weapons, and lots of surprises along the way, make this a show audiences will want to experience again and again.|
|An historical look at how we have envisioned the universe though the ages. We visit some of the ancient sites where our ancestors erected great structures with special astronomical significance. Finally we look at the Universe through the eyes of today's science and space explorers to build up a spectacular overview of the heavens.|
|The search for life in the universe begins as we travel to yet undiscovered planets in the far reaches of space. In differing environmental conditions, you'll discover what living creatures might look like on worlds very different from our own. From the giant insect-like life forms on low-gravity planets, to the highly muscular star-shaped creatures on high-gravity worlds, Cosmic Safari transforms scientific theory into exotic worlds filled with fantastic creatures never before imagined.|
|Experience nature's fury as you witness moments when all of nature's powerful forces are unleashed. You'll get thrown into the heart of the sea to ride out a massive hurricane, get swept up into the massive funnel cloud of a violent tornado, and get launched into orbit around the sun as a gigantic solar flare erupts from its surface. You'll learn how these phenomena develop over time and how they can transform themselves into cataclysmic events when the forces of nature converge.|
|Turn back the pages of time and witness the ancient wonders of the world as they have not been seen for thousands of years. Travel to Egypt to visit the Lighthouse of Alexandria and the Great Pyramids, to Persia to see the original Mausoleum, to Babylon to explore the fabled Hanging Gardens, to Greece to tour the Temples of Zeus and Artemis, and to Rhodes to stand in the shadow of the towering Colossus. We will investigate the theories of how these wonders were created and get a glimpse of some of the universe's greatest wonders. Narrated by Sean Bean, Boromir from the Lord of the Rings film trilogy.|
|Secrets of the Cardboard Rocket||(K-3rd grade)|
|Created by Clark Planetarium in Salt Lake City, Secret of the Cardboard Rocket is one of the most popular space journeys for children and their families. Two young adventurers use a magical book and their own vivid imaginations to turn a refrigerator box into a space-traveling rocket. The star travelers journey through the solar system from the boiling surface of the sun to the icy rings of Saturn. They land on Venus, Mars, and Pluto, fly through the Great Red Spot on Jupiter, and view the other planets and the Sun from close vantage points. As they tour the solar system, "Book" (their guide, a talking astronomy book) relays interesting facts about each body, being sure his students learn something while on their wild ride.|
|Seasonal Digistar 3 Planetarium Shows: (Nov- Dec only)||Rating|
|Mystery of the Christmas Star||G|
|Journey back 2000 years to Bethlehem as we seek to discover a scientific explanation for the Star the wise men followed to find the baby Jesus. We'll investigate possible dates for the birth of Christ and look at recorded sightings of significant astronomical events during this timeframe. We'll see which of these signs in the sky could have been remarkable enough to cause the wise men to travel across the desert from Babylon to Bethlehem just to see a newborn King. This modern retelling of the Christmas story is sure to charm and captivate audiences of all ages.|
|Backstreet Boys / N'Sync||PG|
|Pop hits from two popular boy bands.|
|Britney & Christina||PG|
|Pop hits from Britney Spears and Christina Aguilera.|
|Classic Laser Rock||PG|
|Classic rock from Bob Seger, Queen, The Doors, Eric Clapton, The Rolling Stones and more.|
|Contemporary Christian Laser||G|
|Top contemporary Christian songs from Amy Grant, DC Talk, Jars of Clay, Michael W. Smith and more.|
|Country chart-toppers by Shania Twain, George Strait, Garth Brooks, Faith Hill, Alan Jackson and more.|
|New age hits from Enya.|
|Field Trip Holiday Laser||G|
|A variety of hits that range the pop and rock decades, including Rush, The Beatles, Pink Floyd, Van Halen, Jimmy Cliff and more.|
|The Great Space Chase||(grades 1-3)|
|An out-of-this-world laser show highlighting the planets and solar systems featuring music from science fiction films and space-themed rock. "The Great Space Chase" is a detective mystery that teaches viewers about the science of space travel and the universe, through colorful laser graphics and other planetarium visuals.|
|Join the Fab Four for a Magical Mystery Tour through A Day in the Life of an Octopus’ Garden.|
|Colors of the World||G|
|Top hits from around the world, including songs from Zaire, the Ukraine, Mexico, China, India, Greece and more.|
|Songs from the alternative rock band Creed.|
|Dance of Light||G|
|Classical music by Vivaldi, Tchaikovsky, Grieg, Stravinsky and more.|
|Pink Floyd, Darkside of the Moon||PG|
|One of the top-selling rock albums of all time.|
|Pink Floyd, Darkside of Oz||PG|
|Explore the rock and roll legend that Dark Side of the Moon is somehow synchronized to The Wizard of Oz.|
|Digistar Amusement Park||G|
|Travel popular music through the years from Elvis to Will Smith, from Bee Gees to Led Zeppelin, from the Coasters to Prince and much more.|
|An eclectic collection that features Shania Twain, Santana, Celine Dion, Ricky Martin, Blink 182 and more.|
|Rock the dome with the kings of heavy metal.|
|Laser No Doubt||PG|
|Hits from Gwen Stefani and No Doubt like Just a Girl and Don’t Speak.|
|Peter & The Wolf||PG|
|Classic southern rock from Molly Hatchet, ZZ Top, Allman Brothers, Steve Earle, Lynyrd Skynyrd and more.|
|Flash back to the big band sounds of the 1940s with Jump, Jive and Wail, Minnie the Moocher, In the Mood and more.|
|Pink Floyd, The Wall||PG13|
|Another classic album featured end to end from Pink Floyd.|
|It’s been a long time since you experienced rock and roll like this.|