Portable Planetarium

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Portable Planetarium - starting Spring 2024

We'll bring you the moon and stars with our NEW inflatable portable planetarium! Presentations are tailored to your grade level. Dates near the total solar eclipse in April of 2024 will be limited due to high demand, so reach out soon if you are interested in booking an eclipse show during spring of 2024. 

Grades: K-8
Length: 30-45 minutes
Participants:  maximum of 30
Cost: $200 ($70 for each additional show; same day and location.) Travel fees may apply.
Show Themes:  The Sky Tonight (with optional eclipse focus), Ancient Stories in the Stars, and Our Solar System
Next Generation Science Standards: NGSS: ESS1.A, ESS1.B, PS1.B, 1-PS4.B IELDS: 12.B.ECb, 13.B.ECa 

The Portable Planetarium has special requirements, including a space requirement. Contact us for more details.


To begin the reservation process, complete the Outreach Request Form and someone will contact you.  For additional questions, contact us at outreach@discoverycentermuseum.org or phone 815-972-2844Our calendar fills well in advance. For the best choice of dates, please book 2 - 12 months before your planned event.