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Reindeer

The Truth About Reindeer

Sunday December 9th, 2pm

Come to the Joseph Moore Museum on Sunday, December 9th at 2pm to relax with a fun program about the beloved holiday creatures, reindeer. We will be learning about the challenges reindeer herders face, and we will be discussing some misconceptions about Santa's sleigh team. The program will be about 30 minutes long, with discussion and activities throughout. Free and open to the public. Fun for pre-K and up!

Full Dome Planetarium Film: Season of Light

December 7th, 8th, 9th, 14th, 15th and 16th at 9am, 10am, 1pm, 2pm, 3pm and 4pm

Season Of Light

Learn about light in a fulldome film experience at the planetarium of the Joseph Moore Museum! This special holiday feature of the 30-minute film "Season of Light" will explore the many ways light brightens our lives. Discover the astronomical meaning behind seasonal traditions, including the "Star over Bethlehem," and learn the history behind different celebrations of the winter solstice. Click to a watch a trailer here.  

This presentation traces the history and development of many of the world's most endearing holiday customs, all of which involve lighting up the winter season — from the burning Yule log, sparkling Christmas tree lights and candles in windows, to the lighting of luminarias in the American Southwest and the traditional ritual of the Hanukkah Menorah.

The show also recounts the historical religious and cultural rituals practiced during the time of winter solstice — not only Christian and Jewish, but also Celtic, Nordic, Roman, Irish, Mexican and Hopi. It also takes a look at some of our more light-hearted seasonal traditions: from gft-giving and kissing under the mistletoe, to songs about lords a-leaping and ladies dancing, and the custom of decking the halls with greenery and candles. St. Nicholas, Sinterklaas, Kris Kringle, Father Christmas, and Santa Claus all drop by as well.

Tickets are $5 a person (children ages 2 and under free in lap), $3 Earlham Students with ID. Buy tickets in advance on-line or pay cash at the door (seating is limited to 20 people per showing.

Full Dome Planetarium Film: Dinosaurs at Dusk

December 28th, 29th, and 30th at 9am, 10am, 1pm, 2pm, 3pm and 4pm

Dinosaurs At Dusk Resized

Travel through time in a fulldome film adventure at the planetarium of the Joseph Moore Museum! This onetime movie series will feature the 30-minute film "Dinosaurs at Dusk." Click to watch a trailer here

In this fast-paced fulldome show from Mirage3D, we follow the adventures of a father and his teenage daughter Lucy, who share a fascination for all things that fly. They travel back in time, navigating from continent to continent, exploring an Earth teeming with pterosaurs and the ancestors of modern-day birds — the feathered dinosaurs.

Their travels take them through the Triassic, Jurassic, and the Cretaceous geologic periods. They soar the ancient skies with Quetzalcoatlus, escape from raptors, and race across the deserts behind Argentinosaurus. They hike through rain forests, scale ice cliffs, sail over primordial oceans, and parachute into a vast sinkhole in their search for the first flying animals. When time runs out, they experience first-hand the cataclysmic "last day" of the dinosaurs.

Tickets are $5 a person (children ages 2 and under free in lap), $3 Earlham Students with ID. Buy tickets in advance on-line or pay cash at the door (seating is limited to 20 people per showing.

 

 

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