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Discovery Dome Planetarium

 

 

 

The Kidspace Discovery Dome Planetarium is a fully enclosed inflatable domed theatre that projects images and video as participants sit on the floor and just watch above their heads. Children and adults will experience the excitement and wonder of being inside a completely new space as they enjoy engaging short films and breathtaking narrated images of the night sky, constellations, planets, stars, and many more.

 

DISCOVERY DOME PROGRAMS

Using Stellarium software, our guides take audiences on a journey to the stars, constellations, and celestial highlights of our seasonal night sky. No matter what the weather is outside or the time of day, the stars always shine in our dome. This program includes a live presentation guide through the current night sky. Discover the constellations and hear some of the stories behind them from differnt cultures around the world, or take a tour of the planets in our solar system. Each 30 minute program can feature just constellations, just planets, or some of both. Highlights include:

  • Over 600.000 stars from the Hipparcos Catalogue
  • Planets and major satellites in real time - the visible side
  • Real-time tilt of Saturn's rings
  • 88 constellations with their names and mythological arts
  • Images of more than 70 nebulas (full Messier catalogue - Orion, M31, etc.)
  • Photo realistic Milky Way; Star twinkling; Shooting stars
  • Realistic eclipses; Transit of Venus
  • Zoom-in feature to see planets and nebulas up close
ROOM/SPACE REQUIREMENTS

The Discovery Dome can accommodate up to 30 students in each program. It also requires an open room space of at least 12 feet high and 20x20 feet across, and will require an open space of at least 20 feet. Access to an electrical outlet is required to operate the Discovery Dome.

COST

First 30 Minute Program: $375  |  Additional Programs (up to 4 a day in same location): $275 each  

A travel surcharge applies to all locations 20 or more miles away from Kidspace Children's Museum:

  • 20-30 miles: $25
  • 31-40 miles: $35
  • Over 40 miles: $1.25/miles
TO BOOK A VISIT

Questions? E-mail groups@kidspacemuseum.org.

  • Each program is designed for a maximum of 30 students, with the exception of the assembly which can accommodate as many as you can fit in your space!
  • Reservations must be made at least 3 weeks prior.
  • Full payment is due on day of service. Must confirm 14 days prior to avoid cancellation.
  • All programs are available year-round, 7 days a week.
  • Book a visit by submitting this REQUEST.