606 E Central Texas Expy
Killeen, TX 76542
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(254) 634-6868

Attractions

The Central Texas area has a wide variety of entertainment venues to choose from. Whether it is touring the world's largest military installation with awesome fighting power and two fine military museums, enjoying the Vive Les Arts Theatre Located next door to the conference center, or taking one of many of our offered tours you can rest assure that we will provide your group with plenty of options for entertainment.

Mayborn Planetarium and science theatre

152, 6200 West Central Texas Expressway, Killeen, TX 76540

Phone: (254) 526-1768

The Mayborn Science Theater is located on the campus of Central Texas College in Killeen. The facility opened in August 2003. Since then, thousands of visitors have enjoyed programs including planetarium star shows and laser light shows.

Visit the Mayborn Science Theater on the campus of Central Texas College in Killeen Texas and immerse yourself in a state-of-the-art experience like no other.

Embark on an imaginary journey through time and space. Our new million dollar, full-scale digital upgrade has created a full-dome display and allows for more entertainment opportunities. The upgrade, performed by Global Immersion of the United Kingdom, includes a five-channel Fidelity Bright full-dome solution employing a wide range of exciting technologies to allow the facility to support its extensive and diverse show programming in the 60-foot dome.

Experience a unique and artistic mix of light, color and sound. Laser light shows combine eye-popping 3D graphics, pure laser-generated colors and 15,000-watts of digitally reproduced sound to bring your favorite music to life. Treat yourself to the most impressive motion picture available presented on a dome-shaped screen, more than twice as large as traditional movie screens.

Science Theater Amenities

What is a planetarium?

A planetarium is a type of theater that re-creates the night sky as seen from earth. The singular difference between planetariums and conventional theatres is the architecture. In planetariums, the audience sits beneath a hemispherical dome. Onto the dome, in almost complete darkness, the night sky can be projected to a level of detail that no modern city-dweller will ever see because of light pollution. The sky can be portrayed from any point on earth, any day and any point in time.

What makes the Mayborn Science Theater unique is the fusion of the most cutting edge technologies and equipment allowing us to offer programs far beyond the mere re-creation of the night sky. Installed in 2009, our full-dome system utilizes the entire 30 meter dome to project enormous images in high definition. When viewing a full-dome production, the audience must move their heads significantly to take in the entire image. It's almost like you're viewing an image as large as the sky itself - an effect caused by this “Immersion Technology.” In addition to playback of produced content, our full-dome system can project a digital universe utilizing our Uniview software suite. This digital universe is the most accurate and comprehensive astronomical database on the planet. The software is visualized into a three-dimensional universe with actual images from NASA, JPL and other sources incorporated into the database. With this system we can fly an audience around the Milky Way galaxy and the known universe. It's not just the night sky any more! In addition to the full-dome/Uniview systems our Omniscan laser system can produce entertaining shows coupled with the latest hit music. Last, but certainly not least, our Minolta Infinium II star projector is one of the best conventional planetarium projectors available; projecting 16,000 stars onto the dome. These systems may be operated independently or concurrently. For example, while our laser system is generating images during a show; either the full-dome system or planetarium projector can provide an interesting space or night sky background. Come and see one of our out-of-this-world shows!

Central Texas State Fair

301 TX-121 Loop, Belton, TX 76513

Phone: (254) 933-5353

The Central Texas State Fair Association is a volunteer supported, 501(c)(3) non-profit community organization, contributing to the quality of life for Bell County and the surrounding area. The Ford Central Texas State Fair is a project of the Bell County Expo, which is celebrating it's 29th Anniversary in 2016. The Central Texas State Fair Association strives to preserve and promote an understanding of the agricultural industry, and stays true and committed to its mission of supporting youth and community.

Rodeo Killeen

3601 S.W.S Young Drive
Killeen , Texas


Bell County Museum

201 N Main St, Belton, TX 76513

Phone: (254) 933-5243

Recognizing that our past profoundly influences our future the Bell County Museum collects, preserves and interprets the historic and prehistoric cultural heritage of the Bell County region, for all citizens, and provides quality traveling exhibitions for their enjoyment and education. Established in 1991, the Bell County Museum serves the community as a vital resource for the collection, interpretation and preservation of the historical heritage of the Bell County area.

Exhibits

Passport Through Time

The Moustache Cup Collection

Sharecropper's Farmstead

Sanctified Sisters of Belton

The C.O. Buckellew Collection

The Little River Log Cabin

Chisholm Trail Monument

The Gault Site

Deadly Medicine: Creating the Master Race

 

 

 

 

 

 

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