Discovery Dome Programs
Discovery Dome Theater
The GEHC is ready to take you to SPACE! Explore the galaxy and the stars while spending some quality instructional time in our unique Discovery Dome Theater, a portable planetarium available on our campus as part of a guided museum tour. The Dome can also travel to your school for outreach programs or science nights. This exceptional visual experience allows students to experience space and space concepts in a new way!
The following is a list of shows available for study in our Discovery Dome Theater:
- IBEX Search for the Edge of the Solar System
- Saturn – The Ring World
- Heart of the Sun
- Amazing Astronomers of Antiquity
- Ultimate Universe
- Force Five Extreme Weather
- Two Small Pieces of Glass: The Amazing Telescope
Click here to download show descriptions
Discovery Dome Outreach
Outreach programs provide students with high quality, high interest instruction and provide teachers with the convenience of a field study. The Discovery Dome Theater can be used as an outreach program at their own school.
Discovery Dome Outreach Pricing
The cost is $8 per student for 30-89 students. Programs can be scheduled for classes of less than 30 students for $240. For groups of 90 students or more, the rate is discounted to $5 per student. Travel charges may apply to out of county locations.
Click here to register for a Discovery Dome Outreach Program
Are you looking to spice up your school’s Science Night? A GEHC educator will bring the Discovery Dome Theater to your school and set it up for multiple, short viewings during the evening! Kids and parents alike will enjoy the visual encounters with space! Science night shows are typically 20 minutes each. Available shows are listed above.
Pricing for Science Night Programs:
For schools that participate in a GEHC field study during the academic year, a flat rate of $250 is charged. For schools that have not visited the GEHC, the cost is $450 for a two (2) hour program. (If the program exceeds two (2) hours, a $75 fee for each additional 30 minutes may apply.) Travel charges may apply to out of county locations.
Click here to register for a Science Night Program
$20 out of county travel fee for programs within 10 miles of the GEHC.
$30 out of county travel fee for programs within 11-20 miles of the GEHC.
$40 out of county travel fee for programs within 21-30 miles of the GEHC.
$50 out of county travel fee for programs within 31-40 miles of the GEHC.
Discovery Dome at the GEHC
- View the stars with GEHC’s Discovery Dome. Explore the galaxy, and let your mind drift into space in the unique dome!
- Discovery Dome shows are available as a part of the GEHC K-12 Museum Tours and as part of Guided Group Tours of the museum.
- The Discovery Dome shows are also shown as part of admission to the GEHC on Saturdays!
- This exceptional visual experience allows visitors to experience space and space concepts in a new way!