Learn about the local night sky in Northern California's only public planetarium. Twenty-minute star shows introduce you to our celestial neighborhood.
All year - Saturday and Sunday at 1:00 PM and 3:00 PM
Please, no children younger than 4 years
Bring your students to Sacramento's only public planetarium to learn about the universe! All shows include backyard sky watching tips.
Our Place in Space: Grades K-1, 45 minutes
Are other planets hot or cold? What is the Moon made of? Explore our part of space and learn about the properties of planets and moons. We begin close to the warmth of the Sun and move farther and farther away, to the coldest parts of our Solar System and beyond to the stars.
Cosmic Neighborhood: Grades 2-3, 60 minutes
Earth orbits the Sun and allows us to see different things at different times of the year. Join us as we discover how the sky changes from one season to another. Students learn how to " star hop", using the position of one constellation to find another. Of course, many other objects orbit the Sun just as we do. From planets to comets, this program examines all major objects found in the Solar System.
Robot Quest: Grades 4-6, 60 minutes
In a vast galaxy teeming with billions of stars, the Sun doesn't seem exceptional. However, it is literally what holds our Solar System together. This program examines the Sun and its environs through the eyes (or, rather, lenses) of robotic explorers. Journey to destinations across the Solar System, following landers, orbiters and rovers as they change the way we understand our part of the galaxy.
Space Adventure: Grades 7+, 60 minutes
The Milky Way is our home; amazing sights greet us as we gaze out into the galaxy. Come with us as we discover wonders both far and near. From distant stars to our own "astronomical backyard", we view the galaxy and our Solar System through images from NASA and space agencies from around the world.
Call 916-485-8836 to schedule a field trip, or visit.