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