Accidental AstronautsDream BigFlying Monsters Digital Dome Theater


Danville Science Center's Digital Dome Theater illuminates the universe with stunning clarity and brilliance. Journey through the nearly inexhaustible supply of stars adorning the night sky and uncover the most mysterious and beautiful sights in the solar system. Also featuring giant screen films, the Digital Dome Theater will display breathtaking presentations on its gigantic 40-foot screen. Adventurers of all ages can voyage on a river and travel the cosmos without leaving their seats!

Want your group to experience the Digital Dome Theater? Simply give us a call to add a show to your school visit at 434.791.5160 ext. 0.

We would like to thank the J.T. Minnie Maude Charitable Trust for its recent gift supporting the dome project. Danville Regional Foundation is providing crucial funding for the Digital Dome Project.

Current Features

Accidental Astronauts
Follow the adventures of Cy and Annie and their dog Armstrong as they embark on an unexpected journey into space! Explore the Earth, Sun and Moon system with a wise-cracking spaceship computer. See an asteroid crash into the Moon. Bounce along with them on the lunar surface. Get up close and personal with a solar storm. And gain a new appreciation of our home planet. The Accidental Astronauts is a space adventure for all ages. Check showtimes. To make your group reservation, call 434.791.5160 ext. 0 or email us.

Dream Big: Engineering Our World
From the Great Wall of China and the world’s tallest buildings, to underwater robots, solar cars and smart, sustainable cities, Dream Big celebrates human ingenuity behind engineering marvels big and small, and reveals the heart that drives engineers to create better lives for people around the world. Check showtimes. To make your group reservation, call 434.791.5160 ext. 0 or email us.

Flying Monsters
Join David Attenborough, the world’s leading naturalist, as he sets out to uncover the truth about the enigmatic Pterosaur, a prehistoric flying creature with wingspan of up to 40 feet, equal to that of a modern-day jet plane. Attenborough joins forces with other scientists working to better understand the incredible journey of the evolution of the Pterosaurs. Driven by the information he and his team uncover, Attenborough starts to unravel one of sciences more enduring mysteries, discovering the marvel of Pterosaur flight. Check showtimes. To make your group reservation, call 434.791.5160 ext. 0 or email us.

Live Universe Exploration
Embark on a spectacular tour of space as you take a custom all-live adventure through the universe! Interested in learning about the latest space discoveries, planets, moons, asteroids or comets? Pick your cosmic destinations and let our astronomer be your guide in a personalized out-of-this-world experience. Live Universe Exploration is an all-live presentation led by an astronomer that allows you explore the stars like never before! Check showtimes. To make your group reservation, call 434.791.5160 ext. 0 or email us.

Zula Patrol: Under the Weather
This digital, CG-animated show features the same lovable wacky cast of alien characters from the award-winning public television series, who take kids on a rollercoaster ride across the universe, teaching them critical facts about science and astronomy in an entertaining, comedic style. Check showtimes. To make your group reservation, call 434.791.5160 ext. 0 or email us.