Asteroid: Mission Extreme Lewis & Clark: Great Journey WestMagic Tree HouseWildest WeatherZula 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

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.

Lewis & Clark: Great Journey West
It was the dawn of a nation - a time before the American West became known as the frontier, and little was known about what lay within. Two captains, courageous in spirit and unyielding in their dedication to their mission, led 31 people, including one woman and her infant son, to the Pacific Ocean and back. Experience the danger and beauty of the unknown West as it unfolded before the eyes of Lewis and Clark. Check showtimes. To make your group reservation, call 434.791.5160 ext. 0 or email us.

Magic Tree House
Based on the beloved Magic Tree House book series, Magic Tree House Space Mission launches the intrepid Jack and Annie on a fun-filled journey to discover the secrets of the Sun, Moon, planets, space travel and more. Aligned with early elementary information skills-learning objectives, this beautifully produced show is a winner with Magic Tree House fans of all ages and school audiences alike. Check showtimes. To make your group reservation, call 434.791.5160 ext. 0 or email us.

Wildest Weather in the Solar System
Witness the most powerful, mysterious and beautiful weather phenomena in the solar system! Take a wild ride through the thick atmosphere of Venus, magnetic storms on the Sun and anticyclones whirling on Jupiter. Brace yourself for 1,000 mph winds, methane rain, a 400-year-old hurricane and planet-wide dust storms – you’ll be glad you live on Earth. 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.