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 for teaching science to your class.

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.

Field trips are at 9:00 and 11:00 for the 2022-23 school year. 

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 (NEW fulldome film: Zula Patrol: Under the Weather)
First Grade - Investigating Patterns in the Sky (NEW 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)

 

Summer Programs for 2023
These work the same way as our field trips

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

 

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

Planetarium Field trip Calendar

December 2022
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Sun, Nov 27
Mon, Nov 28
Tue, Nov 29
Planetarium - November 29, 2022
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Wed, Nov 30
Planetarium - November 30, 2022
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Thu, Dec 1
Planetarium - December 1, 2022
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Sat, Dec 3
Sun, Dec 4
Mon, Dec 5
Tue, Dec 6
Subscribe to Alerts Planetarium - December 6, 2022
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Subscribe to Alerts Planetarium - December 6, 2022
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Wed, Dec 7
Subscribe to Alerts Planetarium - December 7, 2022
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Subscribe to Alerts Planetarium - December 7, 2022
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Thu, Dec 8
Subscribe to Alerts Planetarium - December 8, 2022
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Subscribe to Alerts Planetarium - December 8, 2022
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Sat, Dec 10
Sun, Dec 25
Mon, Dec 26
Tue, Dec 27
Wed, Dec 28
Thu, Dec 29
Fri, Dec 30
Sat, Dec 31