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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

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

Art Exhibition Guided Tour: 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 Tour is available from September 2, 2019 - March 1, 2020.

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

Program Type: Guided Tours   Subject: Art, Physical Science
Cost: $2.00 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

Dream Big: Engineering Our World

Dream Big: Engineering Our World celebrates the human ingenuity behind engineering marvels big and small, and reveals the heart that drives engineers to create better lives for people around the world while transforming the way we think about engineering.

Layered Experience: Pairs well with Marbles, Motion, & Magnets, Engineering: Simple Machines, Engineering Encounters, and Robot Design Challenge (Classes).

Click here to access the Educator Guide!

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

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

Engineering: Simple Machines

As they cooperatively problem-solve in groups, young engineers will investigate the effects of balanced and unbalanced forces on the motion of objects while building various machines. Exciting hands-on challenges will focus on Newton’s Laws of Motion and the Law of Conservation of Energy. Activities will illustrate the relevance of engineering in daily life as students design and build together.

Layered Experience: Pairs well with Dream Big: Engineering Our World and Secrets of Gravity: In the Footsteps of Albert Einstein (Planetarium Shows).

Available to Grades: 2nd, 3rd, 4th

Program Type: Classes   Subject: Physical Science
Cost: $6.75 per student & chaperone

Geology Guided Exploration

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

Get hands-on with geological processes and activities in the Solar System Gallery. An exhibition of minerals and fossils, including a 65-million-year-old authentic Triceratops prosus skull, will teach students about our aging planet. 

Layered Experience: Pairs well with Dinosaur Passage to Pangaea and Dinosaurs: Giants of Patagonia (Planetarium Show).

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

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

Geometry & Quilts

Through hands-on activities, students will recognize the real-world connections between mathematics and the craft of quilting. Students are introduced to traditional patchwork quilts and participate in art-making that supports geometry standards while reinforcing mathematical understanding.

Updated for 2019-2020!

Available to Grades: 1st, 2nd, 3rd

Program Type: Classes   Subject: Art, Math
Cost: $6.75 per student & chaperone

Robot Design Challenge

Students sharpen their critical thinking and problem- solving skills to build modular robots. Working in teams, they will use the Science and Engineering Practices to develop inventions that sense, compute, and act upon the world around them. As students design their robots, they actually build a program through hands-on coding. This class culminates in a race that challenges each group to create the smartest and fastest robot.

Layered Experience: Pairs well with Dream Big: Engineering Our World (Planetarium Show) and Engineering Encounters (Class).

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

Program Type: Classes   Subject: Math, Physical Science
Cost: $6.75 per student & chaperone

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