Wonderful Rocket

Grades 1-3*

    Length:  Approximately 45 minutes
    Format:  Pre-recorded with live portion
    Price:  $4 per person

Enjoy this exciting new version of Rachel, the Wonderful Rocket. We join Rachel the Rocket on an exploration of the planets. Includes a short star talk.

* By spring, third graders may be too mature for this program. Ask us.


 

Sun, Earth, and Moon

Grades 2 & up

      Length: 45 minutes
      Format: Live presentation
      Price: $4 per person

We explore the motions of the sky, the phases of the Moon, eclipses
(if requested), and the changing night sky. How do the motions of the Sun and Earth result in changing seasons? Why do we see the planets that we do? We’ll fly to the edge of the galaxy and back, to help students understand our place in the Milky Way. A brief night sky exploration is included.


 

The Solar System Live!

Grades 2 & up

       Length: approximately 45 minutes
       Format: Live presentation
       Price: $4 per person

A live presenter takes your class on a tour of our solar system, discussing planets, motions, and other objects. We'll zoom in to each planet, enjoying breath-taking visualizations, then travel from the Sun to Pluto and beyond, flying even further to see our place in the Milky Way galaxy. Returning to Earth, we explore the night sky for currently visible planets.


 

Stories My Ancestors Told

Grades 3 & up

       Length: approximately 45 minutes
       Format: Pre-recorded with live portion
       Price: $4 per person

Available November to April only, from first frost to winter’s end, in keeping with Native American tradition. This show highlights tales related to the night sky and how it formed, with several Native storytellers on video. Stories come from the Ojibwa, Odawa, and Bodewadimi peoples of Michigan. A night sky discussion is included.


 

Mix and Match

Grades 1 & up

    Length: approximately 45 minutes
    Format: Live presentation
    Price: $4 per person

Our new Uniview projection technology allows us to go almost anywhere in the visible universe. This program provides an opportunity for you to create the perfect program for your curricular goals. After scheduling, the planetarium director contacts you to plan three to five topics for discussion.


 

Seasons Lab

Grade 4 and up

       Length: approximately 45 minutes
       Format: Live presentation
       Price: $4 per person

The learn-by-doing measurement lab has your students recording the movement of the Sun during a “year” in the Planetarium. It provides data your students need to take back to school to calculate sun-hours, number of hours of daylight, rise and set positions, and the Sun’s noon altitude at the start of each season.


 

Musical Sky

Preschool through Kindergarten

       Length: approximately 30 minutes
       Format: Live presentation
       Price: $3 per person

We'll show constellations, pictures, and listen to children’s astronomy songs as we explore the sky tonight. We learn about rockets, astronauts, the Moon, and what we can see in the night sky.


 

The Sky Tonight: Star Talk

Grades 1 & up

    Length: approximately 45 minutes
    Format: Live presentation
    Price: $4 per person

Each show looks at the current night sky and covers bright stars, constellations and planets. Mythologies and interesting astronomical objects are included.