High-Definition Films from the Morrison Planetarium

These award-winning shows, originally designed for an immersive planetarium dome at the California Academy of Sciences, have been reformatted as stand-alone films for your science classroom.

Teacher Tip: For any of the videos, you can click the Settings cog in the YouTube footer to adjust the Quality to up to 1080HD, and you can also toggle on Full Screen.
You can also select Closed Captions in over a dozen languages, including Spanish and Chinese!

  • Fragile Planet

    Leave Planet Earth behind as you fly to the farthest reaches of the Universe. Float up through Earth’s atmosphere, and gain an astronaut’s view of your home — the only planet currently known to support life. Then travel to the Moon, Mars, and even beyond the Milky Way to search for habitats that might support extraterrestrial life.

    Grades: 3-12
  • Habitat Earth

    Discover what it means to live in today’s connected world with Habitat Earth, an award-winning film that takes viewers on a journey through the vast networks of life on Earth. You'll learn how life changes our planet—and how we benefit from our connections to the life that surrounds us.

    Grades: 5-12
  • Incoming!

    Embark on a journey back in time and across the Solar System, following the paths of asteroids and comets that have collided with Earth—and those that roam far from home. These ancient objects travel billions of years before reaching Earth, and their impact can be so powerful that just one collision can change the course of life on our planet.  

    Grades: 6-13+