Return to Headlines

CPS Planetarium March public shows (Posted 02/29/16)

On Saturday, March 12, the 4th Annual Dinosaurs & Cavemen Science Expo brings dinosaurs, cavemen, real moon dust, and meteorites to CPS Planetarium.
Sixty-five million years ago, an asteroid impact contributed to the extinction of the dinosaurs. Twenty thousand years ago, much of a cooling Earth was covered in ice. These are just two ways Earth's surface has changed over the millennia.
Columbia Public Schools' Planetarium is teaming with the University of Missouri to show just how much our changing planet has affected life on its surface. Exhibits and interactive displays will fill the hallways outside the planetarium, while inside the dome, visitors will see Earth's Wild Ride and a star tour. In addition to many kinds of fossils and cavemen relics, there will be expert paleontologists to answer questions, and hands-on learning for kids. There will also be lunar soil and meteorite samples on loan from NASA.
T-shirts and snacks will be for sale during this event. Planetarium shows are free, although donations of $2.00 per person are always welcome.
Saturday, March 12
Doors open from 11:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Planetarium shows at 12:00, 12:45, 1:30, 2:15, 3:00, and 3:45
People are encouraged to reserve seats for a specific show in advance at
CPS Planetarium is located within Rock Bridge High School at 4303 S. Providence Road in Columbia.