Our students don't just reach for the starts for the stars- they visit them!
Welcome to Discovery Dome, the ultimate destination for an out-of-this-world learning experience in Hong Kong schools and colleges! With over thirteen years of operation, we've had the pleasure of sharing the wonders of space science with over 40,000 students and counting. Our mission is simple: to make learning about the cosmos both captivating and fun!
Step into our magical dome and prepare to be amazed. We use specialist projectors to create stunning 360-degree, hemispherical images of the night sky. But that's not all! We enrich the experience with captivating films, mesmerizing music, and breathtaking high-resolution images. It's an immersive journey that will leave your students in awe. And the best part? We bring the school trip to you, saving you the hassle of organizing off-site excursions. Convenience made easy! 🚀
Worried about space constraints? Don't fret! We have three different dome sizes that can fit into most available spaces within schools. Plus, we understand the importance of keeping your schedule on track. Our shows can be adjusted to seamlessly fit into normal lesson times, eliminating the need for timetable disruptions. Learning made simple and efficient! At Discovery Dome, inclusivity is a top priority. Our dome is designed to accommodate students with special educational needs and provides easy access for children in wheelchairs. We believe that every student should have the opportunity to enjoy the wonders of the cosmos. Learning without boundaries!
Curriculum alignment is key. Whether you follow the PYP, MYP, English National Curriculum, local curriculum, or any other international curriculum, we can tailor our content to match your specific educational framework. Learning that fits your needs! We believe in transparency, which is why we've outlined all our booking terms and conditions for you. We want to ensure a smooth and straightforward booking process, providing you with all the necessary information. Simplifying your experience! So, let's embark on an unforgettable educational journey together. Contact us today and let the Discovery Dome experience ignite curiosity, spark imaginations, and create lasting memories for your students. Get ready to explore the cosmos like never before! 🚀
Costs and benefits
The best part? You don't have to worry about disrupting your timetable. We'll seamlessly fit into your school schedule, making it super convenient for you. No need to pack up the students and head out somewhere else. We'll bring the wonders of the universe right to your doorstep! Our dome shows are a blast, lasting between 45 to 55 minutes. Of course, we'll make sure to tailor the show's duration to match your timetable, the age of your students, and their abilities. We want everyone to have an unforgettable experience and come away with their minds buzzing with cosmic knowledge! Now, let's talk numbers. Our visit charges are $88 per student, and we do have a minimum visit charge. But don't worry, we've got all the details covered. Just click here to check out our pricing structure for different types of visits. We've made it super easy for you to plan and budget accordingly. Oh, and did we mention that all our incredible programs are delivered by the one and only Mr. Lorne Ali? He's a former Kellett Teacher with a whopping 16 years of experience. Trust us, he's a true educational superstar who knows how to captivate young minds and make learning a cosmic adventure! So, why wait? Let's bring the Discovery Dome Mobile Planetarium to your school and create an unforgettable experience for your students. Reach out to us now and get ready to embark on a cosmic journey of discovery!
Where and how do we fit
We're super flexible and can fit perfectly into any space with a reasonably high ceiling. School halls, sports halls, squash courts, you name it! Wondering if your room will work? Check out our room requirements to be sure. We've got you covered! Our shows are not your ordinary sit-back-and-watch affairs. Nope, we believe in making science exciting, inspiring, and oh-so-easy to handle. That's why we incorporate audience interaction and give your students the chance to ask questions. It's all about creating an engaging and interactive experience that will leave them buzzing with curiosity! But here's the best part: we'll tailor-make every show to cover your specific learning outcomes. Just share your scheme of learning with us, and we'll seamlessly integrate our program into your topic. Whether you want us to kickstart the excitement as an early provocation or wrap it up as a thrilling plenary session, we've got your back! So, let's make science come alive and create an unforgettable learning adventure for your students. Reach out to us now and let us know how we can customize our program to meet your needs. We can't wait to collaborate with you and take your students on a journey they'll never forget!
Get ready for an epic session with Discovery Dome, where we pack in one full dome movie to blow your minds! But hold on tight because that's not all. If you're up for it, we can add some mind-blowing computer-generated imagery of planets and moons. It's like having a front-row seat to witness day and night, the seasons, and the phases of the moon in action! Just let us know, and we'll make it happen. Ready to dive deeper into the cosmos? Buckle up as we embark on a detailed tour of our solar system. We'll explore stars, galaxies, and even venture into the mysterious realm of black holes. It's a cosmic adventure you won't want to miss! But wait, there's more! Ever wondered how human life would adapt if we lived elsewhere in the universe? We'll take a fascinating look at the possibilities. And hey, let's not forget the age-old question: Is there life beyond Earth? We could explore that too, igniting your curiosity and making you ponder the wonders of the universe. And guess what? We're all about flexibility. Our shows are suitable for everyone, from curious 4-year-olds to inquisitive adults. We've got something for everyone, no matter your age. Learning has no limits! So, buckle up and get ready for an intergalactic adventure with Discovery Dome. Reach out to us now and let's embark on a journey that will leave you starstruck!
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.
All shows are led by an experienced presenter and include a full dome immersive 360 degree movie, as well as computer generated imagery. We have numerous presentations that can be adapted to suit a range of ages. We prefer to collaborate alongside schools and produce something that is suited to your learning outcomes. Do let us know the age, ability, background of your group so we can cater for their needs.
Scientific Enquiry We want to stimulate children's curiosity in science, regardless of age, gender, background or ability. A Discovery Dome presentation: Encourages children's imagination, creative and critical thinking Allows for questions to share interests and explore ideas Treats every child as unique, supporting personal development Promotes observation, prediction and exploration Supports and enhance the curriculum across subject areas
Key areas we cover
The Solar System
Exploration of space and the space race
Moon, Stars and the night sky
Day and Night
Movement of the sun, moon and planets
Seasons and the earths tilt
Gravity on earth and other planets
Changes over time
Astronomers and telescopes and changing ideas
The sun other stars and galaxies
Hemispheres, globes and compass points
Constellation stories, gods and heroes, myths and monsters from ancient Greece
Experiencing, observing and identifying
Introducing big ideas and questions
Models and theories for the evolution of the universe
Use of the electromagnetic spectrum in astronomy
The human body
Contact us and see if we can tailor make something for you. and much much more.............