Family Fun at the Planetarium with Sesame Street!

by Carrie with Children with 7 comments

We are members of the Museum of Science and History – Jacksonville.  Maggie loves going to visit the turtles, owls and even the snakes (yikes!).  This morning on our visit, I decided to throw caution to the wind and we went to our first planetarium show – One World, One Sky: Big Bird’s Adventure.

I was a little hesitant whether Maggie and Molly would sit through a 20-minute show in the dark, but once Big Bird and Elmo appeared on the screen – they were thrilled!  Since school is back in session, there was only one other family in the planetarium with us – it was like our own personal show!


Big Bird, Elmo and their friend Hu Hu Zhu, from China, watch the sun set,  explore the constellations and even use their imagination to take a trip to the Moon!  While visiting the moon, Elmo and Hu Hu Zhu learn that there is no wind on the moon, making it difficult to fly a kite.  Hu Hu Zhu even teaches his friends from Sesame Street how to say “star” and “moon” in Chinese!

I especially loved that at the end of the show, Elmo, Big Bird and Hu Hu Zhu chose the North Star to be their “Friendship Star” so that no matter how far apart they were from each other, they had the stars to remind them of each other. It’s a colorful show and a fantastic learning experience.

Check out this video clip of the show, featuring Big Bird, Elmo and their newest friend Hu Hu Zhu.

One World, One Sky: Big Bird’s Adventure from Museum of Science & History on Vimeo.

Does your city have a planetarium? Have you seen this show? If so, what did you think about it?

**I received no compensation for this post.  We are members of the museum, I loved this show and I wanted to share my experience with you.  Thoughts and opinions here are 100% my own and not influenced by others. **


  • Ashley @ Mama of All Trades

    You know, I don’t know if we have a planetarium around, but I definitely want to check it out now and see if we have something similar! It sounds awesome.

    • Carrie with Children

      Ashley – You should definitely see if there is one in your area! We really loved it!

  • Cassie W

    I am goign to have to see if our Science Center has this show. How fun!!

    • Carrie with Children

      Oh I hope you have it in STL – keep me posted! It’s so great

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  • Morehead Planetarium

    If you have any readers in North Carolina, they can find this planetarium show at Morehead Planetarium and Science Center, on the UNC campus in Chapel Hill. “One World, One Sky” is on our summer 2012 schedule and will probably continue through the fall.