Dynamic Earth

What makes Earth unique? What can we learn from rocks?  How can what we learn about Earth be applied to other planets and moons? Students will explore Earth’s atmosphere and geology and learn how it is related to our planetary neighbors. 

Maximum 25 students per session  

Recommended grades: 3rd to 7th

Final Frontier

What does it take to have a successful robotic or human spaceflight? What space technologies are used to propel and protect spacecraft?  Students will work together to accomplish a mission—after first tackling the questions: How will we get there?  How will we survive on a different planet?

Maximum 25 students per session

Recommended grades: 3rd to 7th

Lunar Recon

Explore the Moon!  Students will discover what can be learned from lunar shadows, the distance/size relationship between Earth and the Moon, lunar positions during its phases and eclipses, as well as the methods scientists are using to currently learn more about the Moon

Maximum 25 students per session

Recommended grades: 3rd to 7th

Solar System Explorers

This Discovery Experience is specifically designed for our youngest explorers! Have you ever wondered how big the sun is compared to Earth? Have you ever thought of how far away Pluto must be to be so cold? In this discovery experience, students will have the opportunity to explore the size, scale, composition, as well as key concepts in the solar system while engage in hands on activities to make these huge concepts more understandable.

Maximum 25 students per session

Recommended grades: K-3

Note: We are currently in the process of redesigning our upper level Discovery Experiences, and are not able to accommodate any new bookings of these Discovery Experiences through the end of the 2019 school year. We apologize for any inconvenience.

Imaging Our Universe

How do we observe the universe we're in, and where do those space images come from?  This Experience features several fields of investigation on what we see and how we see it.  Topics include: How Galileo used simple telescope observations over time to prove that Venus orbits the Sun, not Earth; Introduction to optics, using optical-bench setups; How telescopes work; Principles of reflection and refraction; Prisms and lenses; Imaging problems caused by our own atmosphere. Contact us for details on expanding this experience to more advanced levels.

Limited to two topics per school session; maximum 20 students per session.

Recommended grades: 6th-12th

Stellar Forensics

Learn about one of the most important astronomical tools: the H-R (Hertzsprung-Russel) Diagram, which plots stars showing the relationship between a star's brightness versus its surface temperatures, denoted by color.  An introductory spectroscopy lab is included. Contact us for details on expanding this experience to more advanced levels.

Maximum 25 students per session.

Recommended grades: 8th-12th