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Title image of the Mystery of the Christmas Star
The Abbitt Planetarium
at the Virginia Living Museum

Star of Wonder: Mystery of the Christmas Star
Recommended for ages 8 and up
Cost: $4 plus admission/$2 members (without voucher)


Playing Nov. 27 - Dec. 31, 2013

Days and times vary, check planetarium calendar.

Evening showings: Nov. 30, Dec. 14, 21 at 6:30 p.m.

Evening shows: $3 VLM members, $6 non-members.


Since 1965,  we have journeyed in the footsteps of the Magi, seeking the identity of a mysterious star which foretold the coming of a king. Over the years, the scientific thinking has changed, archeology has revealed new clues about the lands in which these events took place, and our understanding of who the magi might have actually been has grown. Our best theory for what the sign of the wise men might have been has changed, too. Now, it is time for us once again to update our understanding. But this time, the change will be like no other.

This time, we will take you there like never before.

Join us in the Abbitt Planetarium for a truly immersive look at the journey of the Magi, as we examine the latest clues and seek once more to understand the appearance of the Star of Bethlehem.  

Our presentation of Star of Wonder: Mystery of the Christmas Star is made possible by E&S Spitz.




View the trailer...