Hartnell College Planetarium's Children's Shows are geared towards local families looking for an educational and fun evening out.
Showtimes: Fridays at 5:30 PM, doors open at 5:15 PM, runs 30-40 min
September – Sesame Street: One World, One Sky
October – Larry Cat in Space
6, 13, 20, 27
November – Earth, Moon, and Sun
December – Stars
1, 8, 15
Hartnell CollegPlanetarium- 411 Central Avenue S-191 Salinas, CA
Seseme Street: One World, One Sky - Join Elmo, Big Bird, and their new friend from China, Hu Hu Zhu, as the three explore the night sky! Learn with Elmo and Big Bird as Hu Hu Zhu teaches the Chinese names for stars and the big dipper. Fly with Elmo and Hu Hu Zhu as they travel to the moon with the power of their imagination!
Larry Cat in Space - When Larry Cat's owner Diana moves to the moon to work as a geologist, Larry hatches a plan to rejoin her. Sneaking onto a spaceplane in Diana's luggage Larry is shocked when he learns that spaceflight is not as simple as he thought, but not as shocked as Diana upon seeing her trusty cat on lunar soil!
Earth, Moon, and Sun - This planetarium show explores 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. His confusion about the universe makes viewers think about how the Earth, Moon and Sun work together as a system.
Stars - Every star has a story. Some are as old as time, faint and almost forgotten. Others burn bright and end their lives in powerful explosions. New stars are created every day, born of vast clouds of gas and dust. Through every phase of their existence, stars release the energy that powers the Universe. Journey to the farthest reaches of our galaxy and experience both the awesome beauty and destructive power of STARS.