Oceanic Culture Museum, Planetarium

Planetarium Hall

A beautiful night sky full of a maximum of 140 million fixed stars is expressed fully on the dome screen.

Enjoy the “world’s greatest night sky” on a relaxing reclining seat.

Planetarium time schedule

2021.3/1~
Schedule Program
Weekday Weekends and Holidays
Golden Week(4/29~5/9)
9:00~9:30 Okinawa’s Chura Bushi(Beautiful Stars) Exciting and Thrilling! Adventures in our Great Outer Space☆
  Cleaning and Disinfection Cleaning and Disinfection
10:30~11:00 Roy and His Friend’s Great Voyage Roy and His Friend’s Great Voyage
  Cleaning and Disinfection Cleaning and Disinfection
12:00~12:30 Okinawa’s Chura Bushi(Beautiful Stars) Okinawa’s Chura Bushi(Beautiful Stars)
  Cleaning and Disinfection Cleaning and Disinfection
13:30~14:00 Roy and His Friend’s Great Voyage Exciting and Thrilling! Adventures in our Great Outer Space☆
  Cleaning and Disinfection Cleaning and Disinfection
15:00~15:30 Journey to the Stars Journey to the Stars
  Cleaning and Disinfection Cleaning and Disinfection
16:30~17:00 Okinawa’s Chura Bushi(Beautiful Stars) Okinawa’s Chura Bushi(Beautiful Stars)
  Cleaning and Disinfection Cleaning and Disinfection
18:00~18:30 Journey to the Stars Journey to the Stars

※The Show program would be changed due to prevent the expansion of New Coronavirus(COVID-19).

Constellation explanatory program
“Okinawa’s Beautiful Stars – Okinawa’s starry sky and folktale”

Introduces the seasonal night sky of Okinawa and Okinawa’s folktales themed on stars.

The Beautiful Stars of Spring(Mar - May)

春ぬちゅら星

Okinawa’s night sky of summer and folktale
Together with the recreation of the starlit skies of the springtime in Motobu Town, where the Ocean Expo Park is located, the stars called Paigapusu in the Okinawa language and the Southern Cross will also be on display.
There will also be an introduction on The Origins of the Star Sand, a folk tale told on Taketomi Island.

The Beautiful Stars of Summer(Jun - Aug)

夏ぬちゅら星

Okinawa’s night sky of summer and folktale
Along with the recreation of the starlit skies that can be seen in the summertime from Motobu Town, where the Ocean Expo Park is located, there will be commentaries about the North Star (Ninufa-bushi) that has been a great part in the lives of the people of Okinawa, as well as the constellations seen in the summer.
There will also be an introduction to the folk tale of Tarama Island, The Celestial Wife.

The Beautiful Stars of Autumn(Sep - Nov)

秋ぬちゅら星

Okinawa’s night sky of autumn and folktale
There will be a recreation of the starlit skies of autumn as seen from Motobu Town, where the Ocean Expo Park is located, there will also be showings of various stars including the quadrilateral stars of autumn, called the Oyochiya-bushi in the Okinawan language.
Also introduced will be a folk tale from Ishigaki Island, The Giant Man from the Moon.

The Beautiful Stars of Winter(Dec - Feb)

冬ぬちゅら星

Okinawa’s night sky of winter and story
With the recreation of the star-filled skies that can be observed from Motobu Town, where the Ocean Expo Park is located, there will also be showings of numerous stars such as the clusters of the Pleiades, called Nurika-bushi or Nuri-bushi in the Okinawan language.
Also introduced will be Nurika-bushi Yunta, a story based on an ancient song from the Yaeyama region.

A hybrid program of planetarium and computer graphic animation

The Great Voyage of Roy and Friends

ロイと仲間の大航海

-Guided by the star-
An apprentice navigator, Roy (17 years old), faces to his first voyage to 800km distant Guam Island. He and his crew embark to the epic voyage by drawing fully upon the strength of the traditional technique “Star Navigation”, which was taught by his grandfather.

The whole sky in a digital image

Enjoy the spectacular digital image using the entire dome screen of the Planetarium Hall.

Journey to the Stars

ジャニー・トゥ・スターズ

~A journey around the stars~
Experience the dynamic digital images displayed on the dome screen showing the inner structures of the Sun and the stars in our Galaxy, the birth of stars and the exciting moment of the Big Bang.

Exciting! Thrilling! Exploration of the Universe☆(Sat, Sun, holidays)

An educational program on stars and the universe that is easy to understand even for elementary and middle school pupils

ワク・ドキ!探検☆大宇宙

-A journey around the solar system with Galileo-
An educational program that introduces the sun and eight planets in way that’s easy to understand with Galileo Galilei as the host.

ワク・ドキ!探検☆大宇宙

-A journey around the galactic system with Einstein-
An educational program that explains about the life of a star, the world of the galactic system, and the end of universe with Einstein as the host.

*Since the Exciting, Thrilling, Exploration of the Universe☆ features images with wild movements, please be careful if you are feeling physically sick.

Number of seats 83 seats
Dome Screen Diameter of 19.68 yd
Total floor space 1,046 yd2