Discovery Dome is an inflatable mobile planetarium that has operated in Hong Kong since 2010.
We are a family run business, set up by Rachel and Lorne Ali, with an aim to bring the magic of learning about space and other areas of science to the children of Hong Kong.
We are both very experienced international school teachers and bring our expertise to the planning of all our programmes.
There is a strong emphasis on learning and engagement in all of our sessions and we offer a unique educational experience with our state-of-the-art digital planetarium coming directly to your school.
We have provided engaging and immersive experiences all over Hong Kong and visit a range of schools from local and DSS to a broad mix of international schools.
Each show is led by Lorne Ali who is a qualified teacher, with many years’ experience of teaching science in Hong Kong.
We can cater for all ages inside the dome and structure our shows to be age appropriate.
We can make links to any curriculum and tailor make shows to suit your requirements. If you want to ask any questions or know more about our services please contact us or if it is a quick query you can message or WhatsApp Lorne tel no.97544081
Discovery Dome has visited many schools in Hong Kong during its thirteen years of operation and we estimate over 30,000 students have experienced Discovery Dome. We have visited both local and international schools and colleges in Hong Kong. Our aim is to make learning about space science interesting and fun!
Specialist projectors are used to create 360 degree, hemispherical images of the night sky. The experience is further enhanced by film, music and large, hi- resolution images. The school trip comes to you without any of the hassle of taking students off site.
We have three different sized domes to enable us to fit into most spaces that schools have available. The length of our shows can be adjusted to fit conveniently into normal lesson times, so there is no need to take pupils off-timetable. The dome is great for pupils with special educational needs and also has easy access for children in wheelchairs. We can match any curriculum from PYP, MYP, English National Curriculum to local or other international curricula. Our booking terms and conditions are outlined here.
After school Astro-Clubs
Our fun and dynamic extra curricular Astro-Clubs are carefully designed to inspire every student. Each course has different themed lessons, which are age appropriate and enable students to focus on a concept and then experience a practical hands on activity. Sessions will involve a visit into Discovery Dome’s mobile planetarium. Children get to watch an immersive 360° digital show, ask questions and our aim is to nurture inquisitiveness and help your child gain a solid understanding of their place in space and time. Enrolment is through the ECA sign up at your child's school. We have two clubs a week at Kellett School. We are always looking to take our amazing club into another school in Hong Kong as we think its too good to miss. Please do contact us if you are interested in a club being run in your school.
Do you have a corporate family fun day for your company to organise? Do you have a school fair that needs something exciting for children? Discovery Dome is extremely versatile and can help you create something a bit different. Call us for a chat about your requirements. We have done events with Commander Ken Cameron - Space Shuttle commander, we have attended numerous school fairs, book weeks, literacy workshops, climate change events. Our booking terms and conditions are outlined here.