Group Visit Programs.

The following four programs are live presentations. Each involve student interactions and participation. Each live presentation is tailored to the individual grade level. The programs are approximately 1 hour in length. These programs are not available during the summer, please call if you have questions.

Ages 3-5 Years

Basic awareness of the day and night sky are investigated with the help of models, stories, and the planetarium projector. Due to the special characteristics of this age group, the program length will vary between 30 minutes and an hour, according to attention span.

All Ages

A basic introduction to the sky. All of the bright planets and most of the brightest stars and prominent constellations currently visible in the early evening will be found. Storytelling and student interaction will be used to enhance learning.

Grades K-5

Solar system information is presented using models, photos, and student interaction. Students learn to find the bright planets in the current sky.

Grades 2-5

After watching the moon in the sky, students will look for ways to explain the changes observed. Lunar folklore and moon travel also will be discussed.


The following programs are recorded shows. Each lasts approximately 30 minutes and is followed by a 30 minute live presentation of the current evening sky.

Grades Pre-1

Come and explore familiar objects in the sky with Mister Rogers and your favorite characters from the Neighborhood of Make-Believe.

Grades Pre-1

Children television personality Fred Penner writes and narrates this curious tour of the natural wonders found close to home and in the night sky.

Grades Pre-2

Come along with our sun, Sol, and his friend Astro Nomy as they take a trip through the solar system. Along the way, they discover what makes each planet special.

Grades K-3

Two children build a rocket and take an imaginary trip through the solar system with the help of a special guide, a talking astronomy book.


Grades K-3

Join Danger Dave as he takes a safari through the planets of the solar system. Along the way students will be introduced to the Sun, Moon, and planets as they appear as a variety of interesting, animated characters.

Grades K-3

In this show, Little Star sets out on a journey in hopes of becoming a special star, only to discover the importance of being ordinary.

Grades K-3

From the distant Zorthon galaxy our two space explorers, Furg and Wox, along with their trusted info-bot, Dinger, try to avoid the clutches of their rival, the dreaded Kangzor! Join the adventure as the trio learn about our Solar System while they attempt to avoid their pursuer.

Grades 1-4

Follow the adventures of Larry Cat as he stows away aboard a rocket to the Moon.


Grades 2-5

The story of how a slave family escaped to freedom using the Underground Railroad and the stars of the Drinking Gourd (The Big Dipper).

Grades 3-5

Join Sam Snork, P.I. (Planetary Investigator), and his sidekick, Elmo, as they try to locate the source of a strange signal coming from one of the planets.

Grades 3-5

Follow the sly gumshoe, Skye Watcher, as she discovers what is a planet and what happened to Pluto. Our super-sleuth discovers that science rules throughout this planet-status journey with the correct application of the scientific method.

Grades 3 and Up

Seasons and the Moon:

Listen to stories of the stars told by Native American Master Storytellers. In this show, you will hear two stories. "Spring Defeats Winter" retold by Joseph Bruchac (Abenaki) and "The Girl Who Married the Moon" retold by Gayle Ross (Cherokee).


Grades 3 and Up

North Star and Meteors:

Listen to stories of the stars told by Native American Master Storytellers. In this show, you will hear two stories. "Why the North Star Stands Still" retold by Lynn Moroney (Chickasaw)) and "Coyote and the Dancing Stars" retold by Lynn Moroney (Chickasaw).

Grades 5 and Up

Produced in the format of a fictitious top 40's radio station. All topics and songs have an astronomical theme. A fun and fast paced show that is a good general introduction to astronomy.

Grades 6 and Up

James Earl Jones narrates this tour of the universe. Provides a fine summary of the kinds of objects found in the universe, from planets to galaxies to supernovae.

Grades 6 and Up

Our home galaxy is an enormous celestial pinwheel, brimming with billions of stars and exotic space oddities. How is it that such unearthly conditions gave rise to humans? Explore with us the answer modern astronomy provides.


Grades 8 and Up

This multidisciplinary journey follows the history of life from the Big Bang to DNA. Ideal for general science, biology, or astronomy classes.

Grades 8 and Up

This show takes a close look at the Milky Way galaxy and then sets sail for the galaxies beyond.

Grades 8 and Up

While facts would appear to favor the existence of life beyond Earth, statistics are not the whole story. Join us as Leonard Nimoy, narrates a logical examination of the evidence for life elsewhere in the universe.

Grades 8 and Up

Einstein's discoveries penetrated the hearts of stars and help to explore the mysteries of black holes. Come with us and explore the life and achievements of one of the greatest scientists of all time.


Grades 8 and Up

Come along on a fantastic voyage to the edge of all we know. This show takes the audience on a journey to super massive black holes, giant galaxy clusters, the universe's earliest moments, and even to parallel universes which challenge our imagination.

Grades 8 and Up

Explore the celestial and geologic forces that shaped the Earth and allowed for the creation of life. Learn the recipe that made Earth different from its planetary neighbors Mars and Venus. This show, narrated by John de Lancie, answers questions about planetary formation from the viewpoint of ancient storytellers to modern scientists.

All Ages

Many of the familiar customs that we observe this time of year have an astronomical connection. Our holiday offering explores the traditions that we associate with this special season.

Offered only from Thanksgiving to Christmas.