Educational Field Trips

To take a field trip from good to GREAT, use our lessons! Our lessons are easy, engaging, and written by our NGSS experts. Without the pre/post lessons, the experience is dramatically diluted. Schreder Planetarium’s pre-lessons and post-lessons make the trip into an engaging story - a mini-unit aligned to NGSS. Typically there are two lessons done prior to the trip, the field trip is the third lesson, and there are two lessons provided post-trip. You will be emailed a link to the lessons. [Summer programs are not expected to use these lessons]

If you do the pre-lessons, you get a free gift and your field trip becomes part of an intentional series of lessons.

The field trip minimum is 25 people (students + chaperones) and the maximum is 65 people. If you have less than 25 people you will need to register and pay for 25. The cost is $10 per person, excluding the teachers.

Field trips are at 9:00 and 11:00. 

Our programs include:

  • Pre-lessons and post-lessons that make the trip into a mini-unit aligned to the NGSS.
  • An introduction with demonstrations and/or models that enhance the topic.
  • A customized "night sky and more" presentation, also focused on the topic.
  • The fulldome show itself. 
  • The gift shop and interactive exhibits

We do not see our field trips as "shows".  We see this as a 5-lesson program with one of the lessons being the field trip of about 60-75 minutes that includes a fulldome film.  Our goal is to create a complete experience that supports your classroom teaching in science, math, and ELA.  Teachers who use the pre-lessons will receive a free science-related gift they can use in their classroom such as a plasma ball, cartesian jellyfish divers, polymer snow, balancing bird puzzle, and more.

Grade Level Specific Programs
If you have a multigrade class, please choose a grade level. For K-2, we recommend the 1st grade program. For 3-8, we recommend the 5th grade program.

Kindergarten and T-K - Weather Changes and Patterns (fulldome film: Zula Patrol: Under the Weather)
First Grade - Investigating Patterns in the Sky (fulldome film: Earth, Moon, and Sun)
Second Grade - NEW! Engineering for our World and Beyond (fulldome film: Take Flight)
Third Grade - Adaptations with Engineering Design (fulldome film: Cosmic Safari)
Fourth Grade - Light and Waves with Developing a Model (fulldome film: Two Small Pieces of Glass)
Fifth Grade - Stars and the Sun with Data and Analysis (fulldome film: Secrets of the Sun)
Middle School - Gravity with Developing a Model (fulldome film: Black Holes: The Other Side of Infinity)
Middle School - Climate Change with Data and Analysis (fulldome film: Dynamic Earth

Registration 
To register, click on a program on the calendar below. You can choose a view at the top (month/week/day)

After you register and you feel you need more spots, contact us via email at planetarium@shastacoe.org at least 7 days prior to your event to see if we can accommodate you. 

Effective August 1, 2023 the registration page will have a new look. If you have any registration issues please email us the details at planetarium@shastacoe.org.

Click for more information about our fulldome shows and trailers (when available)

*Please note: Open spots will list the date, "Planetarium - May 2, 2023". 

Planetarium Field trip Calendar

May 2024
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Sun, Apr 28
Mon, Apr 29
Tue, Apr 30
Planetarium -April 30, 2024
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Planetarium -April 30, 2024
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Wed, May 1
Planetarium - May 1, 2024
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Planetarium - May 1, 2024
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Thu, May 2
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Planetarium - May 2, 2024
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Fri, May 3
Planetarium - May 3, 2024
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Sat, May 4
Sun, May 5
Mon, May 6
Tue, May 7
Wed, May 8
Planetarium - May 8, 2024
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Planetarium - May 8, 2024
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Thu, May 9
Fri, May 10
Planetarium - May 10, 2024 - FULL -
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Sat, May 11
Sun, May 12
Mon, May 13
Tue, May 14
Wed, May 15
Planetarium - May 15, 2024
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Thu, May 16
Planetarium - May 16, 2024
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Planetarium - May 16, 2024
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Fri, May 17
Planetarium - May 17, 2024 - FULL -
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Sat, May 18
Sun, May 19
Mon, May 20
Tue, May 21
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Wed, May 22
Thu, May 23
Planetarium - May 23, 2024
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Fri, May 24
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Sat, May 25
Sun, May 26
Mon, May 27
Tue, May 28
Wed, May 29
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Thu, May 30
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Fri, May 31
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Sat, Jun 1