Programs are offered weekdays June 18 – August 31, 2018 at the following times:

  • Planetarium Programs: 9:30am and 10:30am
  • Dinosaur Programs in our new exploreLAB : 10:30am  June 18 – 22, June 28, June 29, August 13 – 31
  • Insect Inspector Program : 10:30am July 9 – August 10 

Pricing for a minimum of 20 attendees, including chaperones, includes museum admission:

Students  (pricing includes Changing Exhibit Hall)

Museum Visit Only $13
One program  $14
Two programs $17
Three programs $19
Four programs $21

Chaperones $13 (pricing includes Changing Exhibit Hall)

ONE Chaperone is admitted Free for every FIVE students. 

Due to space limitations additional chaperones may not be able to attend programming.

Summer Group Programs

Grades pre K- 8

Travel back in time to visit the land of the dinosaurs. Students gain hands-on experience with genuine coprolites, bones, and teeth, and casts of claws, spikes, skulls, and more. Students simulate a fossil dig and learn the skills and tools of the Institute’s paleontologist.

Insect Inspectors
Grades pre K-6

Investigate the world of insects, arachnids and myriapods!  Get up close with these fascinating creatures in this interactive, live arthropod program. Engage in age-appropriate explorations of adaptations, plants, life cycles, heredity, habitats, and more!   

One 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.

Secret of the Cardboard Rocket
Grades K-4

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.

All Ages

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.

Stars of the Pharaohs
Grades 3-Adult

Travel to ancient Egypt to see how astronomy was used to tell time and align huge buildings.  Learn about the connection the ancient Egyptians felt with the stars and various astronomical phenomena and see some of the most spectacular temples and tombs of the ancient world recreated in all of their original splendor.

Ultimate Universe
Grades 3-Adult

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.

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