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A Hitchhiker’s Tour Through the Universe

A Hitchhiker’s Tour Through the Universe is an exciting opportunity for your students to explore the world’s most extensive and accurate three-dimensional mapping of the contents of the universe.

Available to Grades: 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th

Program Type: Planetarium Show   Subject: Physical Science, Earth & Space Science

Ancient Egypt & Its Art

Students tour the Ancient Egypt Gallery, learn an age-old metalworking technique, and then create an ancient Egyptian inspired relief.

Available to Grades: 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th

Program Type: Class   Subject: Art, History & Social Studies

Ancient Egypt Gallery

The Ptolemaic period (323–30 BC) comes to life in the Ancient Egypt Gallery. Students learn about the ancient Egyptian’s civilization, beliefs, and customs. Enter a recreated tomb which houses a 2,300-year-old mummy, and learn how modern technology revealed some of the mummy’s secrets. Artifacts are on view that exemplify the handiwork of ancient Egypt, Greece, and Rome. The Ancient Egypt Gallery was recently enhanced by the addition of a heart scarab from the museum’s collection and archaeological finds on loan through 2016 from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette.

Available to Grades: 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th

Program Type: Ancient Egypt Gallery Guided Investigation   Subject: Science as Inquiry, History & Social Studies, English & Language Arts

Back to the Moon for Good

Immerse yourself in a race to return to the moon. See how a competition among privately funded international teams is ushering in a new era of lunar exploration, learn about the moon’s resources, and discover what humanity’s future on the moon might hold.

Available to Grades: 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th

Program Type: Planetarium Show   Subject: Earth & Space Science

Beetles, Bugs, & Butterflies

This artful approach to science motivates students to explore the world of insects while learning about adaptations, physiology, and the role insects play in their daily lives. Colorful, take-home art projects creatively reinforce scientific concepts.

Available to Grades: Pre-K, K, 1st, 2nd

Program Type: Class   Subject: Art, Science as Inquiry, Life Science

Body Basics

Human torso models and life-size skeleton puzzles enable students to explore the components of the human body, with special emphasis on the functions of the digestive and skeletal systems. MyPlate guidelines and activities reinforce the relationship between positive eating habits and the importance of maintaining a healthy body.

Available to Grades: 3rd

Program Type: Class   Subject: Science as Inquiry, Life Science

Bright Light

In this illuminating exploration of light and color, students make exciting discoveries as they experiment with lasers, diffraction glasses, and giant water prisms. Through real-life applications, the scientific concepts of refraction, diffraction, and reflection are illustrated with engaging educational activities related to spectrum analysis and the electromagnetic spectrum.

Available to Grades: 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th

Program Type: Class   Subject: Science as Inquiry, Physical Science

Circuit Circus

Students become energized as they form a human circuit, experiment with conductors and insulators, and construct various types of circuits. Scientific inquiry, problem solving, and cooperative learning engage students in this electrifying educational experience!

Available to Grades: 3rd, 4th

Program Type: Class   Subject: Science as Inquiry, Physical Science

Dark Universe

Explore two of today’s biggest cosmic mysteries - dark matter and dark energy. Hurtle through Jupiter’s atmosphere, sail out to the far reaches of space, and witness the birth of our own galaxy while examining how our understanding of the universe has evolved over time.

Available to Grades: 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th

Program Type: Planetarium Show   Subject: Physical Science, Earth & Space Science

Dinosaur Passage to Pangaea

Follow the adventure of two children while learning about one of the greatest geological events in the history of the earth: the separation of the supercontinent Pangaea.

Available to Grades: 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th

Program Type: Planetarium Show   Subject: History & Social Studies, Science & the Environment

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