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The Cox Science Center and Aquarium has a full schedule of holiday events and activities planned so you can be merry and bright all season long! 


Program Descriptions (Scroll down for dates and times)

"Let it Snow" Planetarium Show:

This holiday music show features a variety of festive classics from Frank Sinatra and Chuck Berry to Burl Ives and Trans Siberian Orchestra. A sing along adventure! The soundtrack is visually enhanced with thematic animation, laser imagery, special effects and all-dome scenery in the audiovisual setting of our newly upgraded, state-of-the-art Planetarium. Daily showtimes from November 25th - January 1st. Full Planetarium schedule to come.

Laser Light Holiday Show:

Come enjoy our brand new Laser Light Show system in our full-dome planetarium as we rock out to the holiday classics you know and love! Daily showtimes from November 25th - January 1st. Full Holiday Schedule to come. Click here to view the full Laser Holiday show schedule.

Frigid Science Demonstrations:

See physical changes occur right before your eyes as you view these 'chilling' states of matter experiments.

Winter Wonder and STEM Activities:

Be amazed with a variety of cool winter-themed science labs and learn all about dinosaurs with our dinosaur STEM-based activities.

Explore the Dinosaur Explorer Exhibition:

Always open during regular business hours and included in general admission!

Enjoy the beautiful weather on the 18-hole Nicklaus-Fazio designed Conservation Course:

Recently dubbed one of Travel Channel's Top 13 mini-courses in the Country!

2022-23 Dates and Times


11:30am – Winter Wonder STEM Activity

12pm– Frigid Live Science Demos

1:30pm – Dino STEM Activity

2:30pm – Winter Wonder STEM Activity


11:30am  – Winter Wonder STEM Activity

12:30pm – Frigid Science Presentation

1:30pm – Dino STEM Activity

2:30pm – Winter Wonder STEM Activity


This schedule excludes December 25th due to Christmas and December 31st with respect to Noon Years Eve.