Accidental AstronautsAsteroid: Mission ExtremeNational Parks AdventureZula Patrol: Down to Earth 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.

Asteroid: Mission Extreme
Asteroid: Mission Extreme takes audiences on a journey 65 million years in the making to discover how asteroids are both a danger and an opportunity for those of us on planet Earth. The danger of course lies in the possibility of a cataclysmic collision; the opportunity is the crazy idea that asteroids could be stepping stones to other worlds — veritable way stations in space — allowing us to penetrate the deepest realms of the universe. The challenges are enormous, but the idea could ultimately save humankind. Explore with us the possibilities in Asteroid: Mission Extreme. Check showtimes. To make your group reservation, call 434.791.5160 ext. 0 or email us.

National Parks Adventure
Explore America’s untamed wilderness! Take a thrilling off-trail journey through majestic national parks alongside modern day explorers. Venture through canyons, cross mountain tops and witness the beauty of these pristine and protected places. Celebrate over 100 years of preservation efforts to maintain America’s wild in this action-packed adventure through the great outdoors. Check showtimes. To make your group reservation, call 434.791.5160 ext. 0 or email us.

Zula Patrol: Down to Earth
While fossil-hunting on Earth, the Zula Patrol discovers, buried in the ancient rock strata, a pile of fossilized trash — with Deliria's logo on it! It turns out that Deliria has been traveling back in time in order to illegally dump her companies' yucky byproducts on primordial Earth. The ZPers must time-travel back to the very beginnings of planet Earth to catch her, before her illegal dumping causes catastrophic consequences. In the process, our heroes learn about the formation and development of Planet Earth, and of the life forms who call it home.