SCHOOL PROGRAMS: School Programs | SPOC Planetarium | Frontier Flyer


Land on the Moon! Visit the planets! Even leave the Milky Way galaxy!

Space Portal Odyssey Capsule
The SPOC Planetarium is an interactive and engaging
planetary experience for students of all ages


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

Check out the full list of all our education 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.

Learn more about the new
Exploration Space Initiative
and how you can be involved.

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Book “SPOC” now,
at the Museum or at your location!

At the Museum:
$10 per student/youth when booking a tour
(includes admission cost)

At your location:
$500 for ½ day
(2-3 programs serving up to 120 students)
$800 for a full day
(4-6 programs serving up to 240 students)

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SPOC Education Programs

My Moon, My Sky (PK-2nd grades)
Students learn about the stars (including our Sun), Earth, and Moon by comparing size, color, and position. Then, completing a lunar month, students identify the Moon’s phases and composition to better understand its relationship with the Earth.

Sun, Earth, Moon System (2nd-5th grades)
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 (3rd-12th grades)
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 tell us what to show! This program can be adapted to fit the teaching objectives of chemistry, physics, mythology, history, and astronomy. Email correspondence will take place as soon as the program is booked so that our SPOC Educators are fully prepared to present your choice of material. The Universe is the limit!

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