Forget about transportation costs, permissions slips, and organizational headaches!
The Drake Planetarium & Science Center’s Traveling Explorer Show comes directly to you for a fraction of the cost of a traditional field trip. Drake’s traveling programs are the perfect way to provide your students with a truly immersive experience by presenting them with stimulating sights and sounds at every angle. We’ll bring one of our state-of-the-art, inflatable Explorer Domes to your school and give your students a day or a week of exciting science instruction.
Our Explorer Domes provide the perfect atmosphere for individualized teaching and lively discussions that support learning in science, technology, engineering, and math. You bring the thirst for knowledge and we’ll give you outstanding instruction, innovative lessons, and a valuable classroom experience that supports Common Core and national science standards.
These programs are customized to target four broad age groups, presenting the most interesting and relevant material for each:
Are the stars out tonight
Follow the drinking Gourd
Meet the stars
Stories about the stars - Constellation Mythology
Sun, Seasons and Directions
Card Board Rocket
Create a Myth - Ancient Mythology
Telling Time with the Stars
Two Small Pieces of Glass
Solar System Cycles & Patterns
Motions of the Earth
All about the Moon
Eclipses, Tides, & Our Moon
Weather and Seasons
Cosmic Colors -
Black Holes and Dark Matter
The Life & Death of Stars
Our Universe and Space Technology
Q:Can Drake Planetarium serve multiple grade levels in one day inside the dome?
Q: How big is the dome?
A: We have two different sizes of domes depending on your needs!
Large Dome Capacity: 40 Students per hour
Size: 25ft x 25ft x 14ft
Small Dome Capacity: 25 Students per hour
Size: 22ft x 22ft x 14ft