The S.P.O.C. (Space Portal Odyssey Capsule) Planetarium is an interactive and engaging planetary experience for students of all ages
At this time we are unable to use our dome for our programs. All programs are now being offered virtually. Please visit our Education Programs page for the most up-to-date pricing. For a sneak preview of our virtual programs with SPOC, visit our YouTube Channel.
At 12 feet tall and 25 feet wide, there is room enough for up to 40 students at a time
Did we mention that SPOC is portable? This allows us to take it almost anywhere, including your gym or cafeteria.
BONUS! For Educators
Book a planetarium program and receive Pre and Post Program Guides including:
• Background for teachers
• Content reinforcement activities
• Pre and post program student assessments
FOR SPOC PROGRAMS
To inquire about funds to help offset the cost of your SPOC field trip or program, email our education department after filling out a field trip or outreach program request.
To request dates fill out a form below; for questions e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
AT THE MUSEUM:
$10 per student/youth when booking a field trip
(includes admission cost)
AT YOUR LOCATION:
Visit our Education Programs page for the most up-to-date pricing.
My Moon, My Sky (PK-2nd)
Stargazers learn about the different types of stars (including our Sun), Earth, and Moon by comparing size, color, and position. Zooming in on the Moon, we complete a lunar month identifying the Moon’s phases and surface composition.
Sun, Earth, Moon System (2nd-5th)
Daily and seasonal patterns and changes in our sky are explained as students observe the Sun, Earth, and Moon system from different perspectives. Comparing the characteristics of each body helps students better understand the states of matter, effects of having an atmosphere, and the pull of gravity!
Trip Through The Solar System (5th-8th)
Students are guided on an adventure through our solar system visiting each planet to compare their physical and chemical properties, location, seasons, weather, and natural satellites. Visiting the non-planetary objects in our solar system teaches students that Pluto’s story is not uncommon.
Journey Through Space (All grades)
In this fully-customizable program, teachers choose what is shown! This program can be adapted to fit the teaching objectives of chemistry, physics, history, and astronomy. Mythology may be included to explain how the names of celestial objects came about. The Universe is the limit!
STEM Nights (All grades)
This evening program package is the perfect addition to your school’s STEM night! Our portable planetarium paired with six STEM stations will leave your students and their families in awe of our world.