Planetarium Programs for School Groups

Our state-of-the-art digital technology will immerse your students in an unforgettable exploration of our universe.

See below for full list of field trip planetarium shows. Most programs last 30 minutes.

ALL PROGRAMS AND ACTIVITIES ARE DESIGNED TO MEET CDC, LOCAL AND STATE HEALTH AND SAFETY STANDARDS.

Pardon our progress! The planetarium will be closed for several weeks in May, 2024 for construction. It will re-open in June with updated seating and a fresh new look.

Field Trip Planetarium Shows

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Meets curriculum for grades NC 1, 3, 4, 6 / SC 1, 4

Take a tour through the solar system to learn about the planets, moon phases, star patterns, and more. This unique experience will give students an appreciation of the stars outside tonight!

DidAnAsteroidReallyKillTheDinosaurs

Meets curriculum for grades NC 4, 8 / SC 3, 8

How do we know an asteroid hit Earth during the time of the dinosaurs? Travel deep in space and deep underground to uncover the mysteries of Earth’s most famous reptiles.

DynamicEarthFacebook

Meets curriculum for grades NC 5, 7, 9 – 12 / SC 4-6, 9 – 12

Climate change is here!  Massive storm systems like Hurricane Katrina illustrate the dynamic nature of our planet.

EarthMoonAndSun Facebook

Meets curriculum for grades NC 3, 6 / SC 4

See how the rotations and orbits of the Earth create climate, seasons and cycles.

ExpeditionReefFacebook

Meets curriculum for grades 1 – 8

Dive underneath the ocean waves to explore precious coral reefs. Discover the impact of climate change and how positive actions can help restore the reefs.

Recommended for grades 7 – 12

How long will it take to travel to distant worlds? What rocket designs might one day conquer the voids of space? Faster Than Light! The Dream of Interstellar Flight will dazzle students with virtual rides aboard spacecraft and technology of the future.

Recommended for grades 4 – 12

NASA’s 21st-century Artemis program is the next step in our mission to explore the universe and land on the surface of the Moon. Discover the technology and people who will take us Forward to the Moon.

Grosology and you

Meets curriculum for grades NC 3, 5, 7 / SC 7

Join Noreen Neuron and other animated characters to explore the inner workings of the human body.

Recommended for grades 4 – 11

Learn about the danger of space junk and the history of moon exploration as you follow the great adventures of three cats crisscrossing space on a space junk cleaning shuttle.

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Meets curriculum for grades NC 3

Travel with Jack and Annie in their Magic Tree House as they discover a note that asks them to answer a series of six questions about space on a wondrous journey of adventure and learning.

OneWorldOneSKy

Meets curriculum for grades Pre K – 1

Explore the night sky with Big Bird and friends in a perfect introduction to outer space for our youngest astronomers!

Recommended for all ages

Discover the stars, planets, and other celestial events visible in the sky tonight. This program will give students the skills needed to find their way around the night sky.

Solar Superstorms

Meets curriculum for grades NC 9 – 12 / SC 8 – 12

Venture into the seething interior of the Sun to explore high-velocity jets, a fiery tsunami wave that reaches 100,000 kilometers high, and rising loops of electrified gas.

Supervolcanoes

Meets curriculum for grades NC 6, 9 – 12 / SC 3, 5, 8, 9 – 12

Discover how massive volcanoes form, affect climate and atmosphere, and shape the face of Earth. 

Recommended for ages 2-12

Two eclipse opportunities are coming to the U.S. – Oct. 14, 2023 and April 8, 2024. Prepare for these celestial events with a program that allows students to find out how lunar and solar eclipses occur.

 

Meets curriculum for grades K, 2

Learn about the water cycle and how to use our senses and instruments to make some predictions about upcoming weather.

The Schiele Museum’s educational programs address critical standards for public education. For specific curriculum standards or questions, please contact us at stephanie.austin@gastonianc.gov