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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.

A Hitchiker's Tour through the Universe is preceded by a live, presenter-led tour of the current seasonal night sky.

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

Program Type: Planetarium Shows   Subject: Physical Science, Earth & Space Science
Cost: $6.75 per student & chaperone

America’s Musical Journey

From New Orleans to New York City: a story of culture, creativity, and the music that shaped America. Join us for this cross-country adventure through the musical heritage of America and the cultural cities where America’s music was born. Narrated by Morgan Freeman.

Layered Experience: Pairs well with Shake, Rattle, & Roll (Interactive Educational Theater).

NEW for 2019-2020!

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

Program Type: Planetarium Shows   Subject: History & Social Studies
Cost: $6.75 per student & chaperone

Ancient Egypt Gallery Guided Exploration

Includes a 30-minute Guided Tour of the Ancient Egypt Gallery and a related 30-minute hands-on activity. 

The Ptolemaic period (323-30 BC) comes to life in the Ancient Egypt Gallery. Students will learn about the ancient Egyptians’ civilization, beliefs, and customs, and how these people interacted with their Greek and Roman neighbors. Enter a recreated tomb, which houses an authentic 2,300-year-old mummy, learn how modern technology revealed some of this mummy’s secrets, and then explore hieroglyphics and create a replica of an ancient Egyptian artifact.

Layered Experience: Pairs well with Mummies: Secrets of the Pharaohs (Planetarium Show) and Forensic Crime Lab (Class).

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

Program Type: Guided Explorations   Subject: History & Social Studies, English & Language Arts
Cost: $5.25 per student & chaperone

Apollo 11: First Steps Edition

Crafted from a newly-discovered trove of 70 mm footage and more than 11,000 hours of audio recordings, Apollo 11 takes us straight to the heart of NASA’s most celebrated mission: the one that first put men on the moon, and forever made Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin household names. Immersed in the perspectives of the astronauts, the team in Mission Control, and the millions of spectators on the ground, we vividly experience those momentous days and hours in 1969 when humankind took a giant leap into the future.

Layered Experience: Pairs well with Solar System Gallery (Guided Tour) or Astronomy (Guided Exploration).

Apollo 11: First Steps Edition is preceded by a live, presenter-led tour of the current seasonal night sky.

Click here to access the Educator Guide! 

NEW for 2019-2020!

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

Program Type: Planetarium Shows   Subject: History & Social Studies, Earth & Space Science
Cost: $6.75 per student & chaperone

Art Exhibition Guided Exploration: Frank Hayden

Includes a 30-minute Guided Tour of art exhibition Frank Hayden: Lift Every Voice and a related 30-minute hands-on activity. 

Create art in various media and styles based on concepts explored in Frank Hayden: Lift Every Voice.

Artworks by Baton Rouge artist Frank Hayden are found throughout our city, from the campuses of LSU and Southern University to public plazas. Students will learn about the life and work of this preeminent Louisiana sculptor whose artworks, which reflect deep spiritual and humanistic concerns with universal themes, are made of wood, plaster, fiberglass, and stone.

This Art Exhibition Guided Exploration is available from March 24, 2020 - September 15, 2020.

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

Program Type: Guided Explorations   Subject:
Cost: $5.25 per student & chaperone

Art Exhibition Guided Exploration: Harmonies in Color

Includes a 30-minute Guided Tour of art exhibition Harmonies in Color and a related 30-minute hands-on activity. 

Create art in various media and styles based on concepts explored in Harmonies in Color

This colorful exhibition focuses on the sensory experience of color as seen in the work of seven nationally-renowned artists. While touring this exhibition, your students will learn about artistic and scientific concepts such as optics, color theory, and prisms. Click here to learn more about the exhibition.

Layered Experience: Pairs well with Bright Light (Class), Cosmic Colors: An Adventure Along the Spectrum, and Seeing! (Planetarium Shows).

This Art Exhibition Guided Exploration is available from September 2, 2019 - March 1, 2020.

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

Program Type: Guided Explorations   Subject: Art, Physical Science
Cost: $5.25 per student & chaperone

Astronomy Guided Exploration

Includes 30-minute Solar System Gallery Guided Tour and a related 30-minute hands-on activity. 

Explore the astronomical history of our universe in the Solar System Gallery. Students will encounter interactive displays that allow them to virtually travel to the Moon, learn about gravity, and more. Then, travel to our Universe Gallery to engage with our state-of-the-art OmniGlobe!

Layered Experience: Pairs well with Dinosaur Passage to Pangaea, Dinosaurs: Giants of Patagonia (Planetarium Show) and all astronomy-themed planetarium shows.

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

Program Type: Guided Explorations   Subject: Physical Science, History & Social Studies, Earth & Space Science, Science & the Environment
Cost: $5.25 per student & chaperone

Cosmic Colors: An Adventure Along the Spectrum

Cosmic Colors will take you on a wondrous journey across the entire electromagnetic spectrum. Discover the many reasons for color, like why the sky is blue and why Mars is red. Take a tour within a plant leaf and journey inside the human eye. Investigate x-rays by voyaging to a monstrous black hole and then back at your doctor’s office. You will even see the actual color of a dinosaur, based on recent evidence. Get ready for an amazing adventure under a rainbow of cosmic light!

Layered Experience: Pairs well with Harmonies in Color (Art Exhibition Guided Tour or Exploration) and Bright Light (Class).

Cosmic Colors: An Adventure Along the Spectrum is preceded by a live, presenter-led tour of the current seasonal night sky.

Click here to access the Educator Guide!

NEW for 2019-2020!

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

Program Type: Planetarium Shows   Subject: Physical Science, Earth & Space Science, Science & the Environment
Cost: $6.75 per student & chaperone

Dinosaurs: Giants of Patagonia

You and your students will follow Rodolfo Coria, a world-renowned Argentinian paleontologist visiting sites of major discoveries in Patagonia, and travel back in time to see these amazing beasts come to life on the giant screen. Patagonia has given us the largest living animal to ever walk the Earth, the titanesque, plant-eating Argentinosaur, and its nemesis, the Giganotosaur, a bipedal carnivore that could easily challenge the famous T-Rex.

Layered Experience: Pairs well with Solar System Gallery (Guided Tour) or Geology (Guided Exploration) and Frameworks of Absence: Brandon Ballengée (Art Exhibition Guided Tour or Exploration).

Click here to access the Educator Guide!

NEW for 2019-2020!

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

Program Type: Planetarium Shows   Subject: History & Social Studies, Science & the Environment
Cost: $6.75 per student & chaperone

Dipper’s Adventure

Dipper the Bear takes young students on a fun-filled, interactive camping adventure to discover constellations, our Moon, and other daytime and nighttime objects in the sky. This live, educator-led program is great for first-time visitors to the planetarium.

Dipper's Adventure is preceded by a live, presenter-led tour of the current seasonal night sky.

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

Program Type: Planetarium Shows   Subject: Earth & Space Science
Cost: $6.75 per student & chaperone

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