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For Teachers - Summer 2016
Students (includes museum admission)
Chaperones (includes museum admission)
ONE Chaperone is admitted Free for every FIVE students.
Due to space limitations additional chaperones may not be able to attend programming. Minimum group visit size is 20 paid attendees. Member Discount does not apply to group visits.
Programs are offered weekdays July 11 – September 2, 2016 at the following times:
Planetarium Programs: 9:30am, 10:30am
Bat Programs: 9:30am, 10:30am, 11:30am, 1:30pm or 3:30pm (30 minutes long)
Pricing for a minimum of 20 attendees (including chaperones includes admission):
Lunch spaces are not scheduled and will be available on a first come, first served basis.
World, One Sky: Big Bird’s Adventure
Grades pre K-3
Big Bird, Elmo and Hu Hu Zhu take viewers on an exciting discovery of the Sun, Moon, and stars. They learn about the Big Dipper and the North Star, and take an imaginary trip to the Moon where they learn that it is a very different place than the Earth. They return to Earth to celebrate the idea that even though they live in two different countries, they still share the same sky.
of the Cardboard Rocket
What is the secret of the cardboard rocket? Two young adventurers turn an old cardboard box into a rocket and blast off on an awesome adventure to the most amazing places in the solar system! Join them as they visit the planets to learn what makes each one unique and what makes Earth such a special place to live.
From the edge of space and time, through vast fields of wondrous galaxies, to the majesty of our solar system, this show will take audiences on a grand tour of the universe and let them experience its most provocative secrets. The Ultimate Universe is a three dimensional journey from the edge of the universe through space and time to reach our home planet, witnessing the major components of the cosmos along the way.
Riders will dip toward molten pools on Io, dodge flying particles in the rings of Uranus, hold on tight through a loop-the-loop in the canyons of Mars and more. Nine different "rides" are set to popular music in an immersive experience unlike any other and is suitable for all ages.
Take a personal, behind-the-scenes tour of the Bat Zone and see animals of the night including bats, owls, flying squirrels and a two-toed sloth. Watch animals live and up close as you learn about their unique nocturnal behavior and survival adaptations.
of the World
Bats play an important role in the health of local and global ecosystems. Learn to identify the unique features of bats around the world such as echolocation, flight and feeding habits. Understand how environmental changes are impacting bat populations. Meet live bats and become inspired to protect these misunderstood creatures.
Can you fly with your hands? Bats can! Meet live bats from around the world and observe the many similarities and differences between these flying mammals. This program will engage early learners in a position first experience with bats.
Explore the fascinating world of Michigan bats! In this live animal program, you will learn why bats are important to the state, where bat species are located and how to identify them. We will also talk about the greatest threats facing Michigan bat populations and what we all need to do in order to protect these important creatures.
What big eyes you have! Uncover the secrets to life after dark in this interactive program for young children. Students encounter an owl, a bat and other nocturnal animals as they learn about the fascinating adaptations and survival tools of nighttime creatures.
Discover the fascinating features and adaptations of Michigan's native nocturnal animals. In this program, we will talk about what adaptations are, how they are formed and why animals develop these amazing tools for survival. This program may include an owl, bat, a flying squirrel and a skunk.