Discovery Museum Hours

WINTER SCHEDULE
TUESDAY-FRIDAY  Noon - 4:30PM
SATURDAY-Sunday 10am - 4:30pm
Closed on Mondays
PLANETARIUM SHOWs
ON SATURDAYS, SUNDAYS,
and Select Holidays

 
field trips available monday-FridaY
ASK US ABOUT PRiVATE CHALLENGER MISSIONS FOR YOUR NON-SCHOOL GROUP

Powerhouse Science Center

Sacramento Science Discovery Weekends

PLANETARIUM ASTRONOMY SHOWS

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 solar system and learn about the properties of planets and moons. We begin close to the warmth of the Sun, and move farther away to the coldest parts of our Solar Systems 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 "€œstar hop,"€ using the position of one constellation to find another. Of course many other objects orbit the Sun just as the Earth does. From planets to comets, this program examines all of the major objects found in the Solar System.

ROBOT QUEST

Grades 4-6, 60 minutes

In a vast galaxy teaming with uncountable billions of stars, the Sun does not 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 €œastronomical backyard€, we view the galaxy and our Solar System through images from NASA and space agencies from around the world.

PROGRAMS AT DISCOVERY

Fees are $90 for 20 or fewer students, $160 for 21-40 students, and $230 for 41-60 students. One adult teacher or chaperone is required for every six students and are included in the group rate. Extra adults are allowed as space permits at $5 each, payable at time of visit.

Call us at 916.485.8836 to schedule your planetarium show!

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