This fall, head on over to Robinson's Nature Center the first Friday of every month for a movie under the stars at the NatureSphere planetarium!

From September through December, Robinson's Nature Center (RNC), located in Columbia, Maryland, hosts a unique family-friendly night in their awesome planetarium. Their NatureSphere is a digital planetarium and dome-style movie theater that will enchant kids of all ages.

WHEN:  Friday, November 1, and Friday, December 6 | 6:30–7:30 p.m.
WHERE: Robinson's Nature Center | 6692 Cedar Ln Columbia, MD 21044
PRICE: $6 per person with general admission or RNC annual pass 
MOVIE: November 1—Dinosaurs Alive | December 6—Passport to the Universe (Recommended for ages 7 and up )
TIP: Arrive 15 minutes early as no late seating is allowed 

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Courtesy of Robinson Nature Center's Facebook 

"Each program features a full-dome movie preceded by a family-friendly planetarium presentation where you discover what's in the night sky that month," according to RNC's event calendar.

To purchase tickets online, click here, or call 410-313-0400. If the show isn't sold out, you can also purchase tickets at the front desk on the day of the program. Unfortunately, my son is too young to enjoy these movies, but I'm definitely going to keep them in mind for the future!


Courtesy of Robinson Nature Center's Facebook 

If you haven't checked out Robinson's Nature Center before, they're "a unique nature education facility situated on 18 acres of land adjacent to the Middle Patuxent Environmental Area," according to "Geothermal heating/air-conditioning, porous paving, solar panels, innovative water conservation methods, and a host of other features make this building environmentally-friendly and have earned it the LEED Certified Platinum designation."

Daily admission to their trails and building is $5 for adults, $3 for kids ages 3-17, and FREE for children under 3. They're open Wednesday to Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday from noon to 5 p.m.

Have you been to Robinson's Nature Center before? If so, have you checked out their family-friendly nights under the dome? Let us know in the comments!