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Regional History, Historic Automobiles, Astronomy & Hands-on Science

4-5 Year-Old Camps Activities

1st-3rd Grade Camps Activities

4th-8th Grade Camps Activities

Dinosaurs Unearthed at Courtland Center

Art at Work: Early GM Designs of Dick Ruzzin

Adventures with Clifford The Big Red Dog

4-5 Year-Old Camps Activities

1st-3rd Grade Camps Activities

4th-8th Grade Camps Activities

History Social Studies Programs

Planetarium Space Science Shows

4-5 Year-Old Camps Activities

1st-3rd Grade Camps Activities

4th-8th Grade Camps Activities

Longway Planetariums traveling program uses an inflatable dome to bring state-of-the-art video technology to your location, immersing you in a dark, cloudless night sky during the daytime. Kids and adults will experience the wonder of scientific exploration as the inflatable dome is rendered in a realistic model of the night sky over your town on the date that we visit. With the aid of video images and simulations, youll get an up-close look at some of the most distant objects that can be seen from Earth.

Make a reservation by calling 810.237.3409. Groups with young children may include up to 30 students, plus the teacher. A few chairs can be included for adults, but the majority of participants will be seated on the floor.

260 x 404 indoor space for dome. 133 ceiling minimum clear space, no light fixtures. 2 electrical outlets. Able-bodied person to help load and unload. No other activities happening in the same area.

Travel expenses are included in the rental fee for locations in Genesee County. Locations outside Genesee County will be charged mileage in accordance with the current IRS standard mileage rate. Travel of more than 75 miles may require an additional overnight fee of $100.

The fee is $250 for the first show, and $100 for each additional show, with a maximum of 6 shows per day. You may book any combination of available shows for your scheduled day.

Grades Pre-K-1Follow Fred Penner and his assistant, Arnie the Arrow, as they explore the colors of the rainbow and the reason for seasons. Then, join Fred in his backyard to learn about the planets and constellations.40 minutes.

Grades 1-4While on a routine fossil-hunting expedition, the Zula Patrol turns up evidence that the villainous Deliria Delight has been travelling back in time to Earths prehistoric past to illegally dump her companys toxic trash. The Zula Patrollers must find and catch her, before her actions cause catastrophic consequences. In the process, our heroes learn all about the formation and development of Earth, and the lifeforms who call it home.25 minutes, includes a star talk.GLCE:L.OL.E.1, L.OL.E.2, L.OL.E.3, L.EC.E.2, E.SE.E.2, E.ES.E.4, E.ES.E.5, E.ST.E.1, P.PM.E.1

Grades 1-4Our most popular childrens show has been remade for the fulldome environment. Embark on an awesome adventure as two children spend a night touring the Solar System alongside their ships navigator, a talking astronomy book. Produced with modern digital animation and spectacular audio effects created at George Lucas Skywalker Ranch.50 minutes, includes a star talk.GLCE:E.ST.04.12, E.ST.04.22, E.ST.04.23, E.ST.04.24, E.ST.04.25

Grades 4-6Imagine the ultimate space vacation! Discover our solar system through a new perspective: a family from another star system seeking the perfect vacation spot. Fly over the surface of Pluto, our best known Dwarf Planet. Dive over the ice cliffs of Miranda. Sail through the rings of Saturn. Feel the lightning storms of Jupiter. Walk on the surface of Mars. Which destination would you choose?45 minutes, includes a star talk.GLCE:P.EN.03.11, P.FM.03.22, E.ST.04.11

Grades 4 & upIn this live program, students will explore the night sky. Topics include the rotation of Earth for day and night; finding the North Star and finding your way around the night sky; what a constellation is and which are visible in the current night sky. Moon phases, the daily and monthly motion of the Moon through the sky, and visible planets and their movement among the stars will also be discussed.40 minutes.GLCE:E.ST.04.11, E.ST.04.12, E.ST.04.21, E.ST.04.22, E.ST.04.23, E.ST.04.24, E.ST.04.25, E.ST.05.62, E.ST.05.21, E.ST.05.22, E.ST.05.23

Grades 4 & upWhile attending a local star party, two students learn how the telescope has helped us understand our place in space and how telescopes continue to expand our understanding of the Universe. Their conversation with an astronomer enlightens them about the history of the telescope and the discoveries these wonderful tools have made.45 minutes, includes a star talk.GLCE:S.IP.M.1, S.IA.M.1, S.RS.M.1, E.ST.05.11, E.ST.05.21

Grades 5 & upFly through the carotid artery; explore the eye, brain, ear, and heart. Then, shrink into a cell to see its nucleus and DNA within. Discover how DNA programs the bodys cells to form the circulatory and nervous systems. Then watch from inside as we use lasers to fight disease at the cellular level.25 minutes.GLCE:L.OL.05.41, L.OL.05.42, L.OL.07.21, L.OL.07.22, L.OL.07.23, L.OL.07.24

Use the 2017-2018 Education Guide to plan your field trip or outreach programDownload theInteractive BrochureorPDFClick below to view each section of the guide:Featured Exhibits & ProgramsHistory & Social Studies ProgramsHands-on ScienceNEW! The Energy Lab for 4th GradeRocket DayGet Ready for M-STEPPlanetarium Space & Science ShowsPortable Dome TheaterIn-School ProgramsHands-On STEM and Social Studies Family Nights