Have one of our Discovery Dome Mobile Planetariums visit your school and provide an exciting on site experience for your students.There is no need to take your students off timetable and we can slot into your school timings.
Dome shows typically last 40 to 55 minutes, depending on timetable, age and ability. We charge $68 per student for our visits however we do have a minimum visit charge. To view our pricing structure for various types of visits click here.
We fit perfectly into school halls, sports halls, squash courts, atria, performing arts theaters, drama studios, or any other reasonably high ceilinged rooms please check out our room requirements.
Shows involve audience interaction and opportunities to ask questions and are designed to make science exciting, inspiring and easy to handle.
For a Discovery Dome space-day visit to your school to run smoothly and to your satisfaction, we need a school contact to agree all arrangements prior to our visit. This contact must have the authority to make commitments of the hall, classrooms and support staff and be present and assist us on the day. It is our expectation that at least one teacher from the hosting school will be present inside the dome with each group.
We will tailor make every show to cover your learning outcomes (send us a copy of your scheme of learning and where you want us to come into your topic, e.g. an early provocation or a later plenary session)
We include one full dome movie in each session. We can also incorporate computer generated imagery of planets and moons to allow the teaching of day and night and the seasons and the phases of the moon if requested. We can take a detailed tour our solar system, we investigate stars, galaxies and black holes.
We can look at how human life would have to adapt to live elsewhere and we can look at whether there may be life elsewhere. We can investigate change, the history of events on Earth from volcanoes to the death of dinosaurs. We are very flexible in our approach and offer shows suitable for all ages from 4 years old to adult.
We have numerous popular fully immersive full dome shows. Suggested age ranges are also given. We have other material that we can tailor make into shows to suit your learning outcomes. It is best to contact Discovery Dome and we can advise you on the best show for your school.