Now Showing in the JLP


Currently Showing in the JLP 

Tickets: $5 for all visitors, plus museum admission.  Children 3 and younger admitted free.

All programs are subject to change. While we make every effort to present the shows as listed on our website and in our activities calendar, equipment issues may prevent their presentation, and we may be forced to substitute shows. If you're planning to see a certain show, we recommend that you call our Reception Desk at 704.866.6908 to confirm presentation status. We apologize in advance for any problems our substitution policy may present.

Dynamic Earth:
Monday - Friday: 4 PM
Saturday: 11 AM, 1 PM, & 4 PM
Sunday: 1 PM & 4 PM

Explore the inner workings of Earth's climate, following a trail of energy that flows from our Sun into the interconnected systems that create our weather systems. Ride on swirling ocean and wind currents, dive into the heart of a hurricane, come face-to-face with sharks and whales and fly into fiery volcanoes! Also plays on Free Tuesdays at 4 PM & 7 PM (standard fees apply).

Earth, Moon, & Sun:
Daily at 2 PM

Discover the relationship between the Earth, Moon and Sun with the help of Coyote, an amusing character adapted from Native American oral traditions who has many misconceptions about our home planet and its most familiar neighbors.  Learn why the Sun rises and sets, see how Earth's rotation and tilt impact our climate and seasons, and explore the Moon’s orbit, craters and phases.  Also plays on Free Tuesdays at 6 PM (standard fees apply).

Winter Sky Shows:
Saturday and Sunday at 3 PM

Explore two fascinating topics in one science theater program.  First, explore the constellations of winter in a seasonal stargazing tour of the night sky.  Then, embark on a journey to the center of the Milky Way to a black hole consuming anything that strays into its path during a trip faster than the speed of light.