Explore the Magic Planet

Magic Planet at the Montana Natural History CenterThe Magic Planet is a digital video globe that provides stunning visuals of the earth and other planets. It’s essentially a powerful computer with a spherical screen that can display hundreds of animated data sets. The Magic Planet provides a vivid, interactive study of global ecology. It can display important global phenomena such as climate change, plate tectonics, earthquakes, and weather, and it can also take observers to any planet in the solar system!

Want to see the Earth at night, and learn more about population concentration and energy consumption? Or perhaps you want to see the way the seasons wash across the planet, from deep green in the summer to the snowy white of winter. Or perhaps you’ll take a close-up look at Mars, Mercury, or Saturn!

Come in and explore all the Magic Planet has to offer!