Rocket Building Activity

Planetarium Star Projectors

Mt. SAC-Randall Planetarium

Planetarium Reservations 

The planetarium can be reserved for your school field trip, scout group or birthday party
  • Planetarium reservations can be made up to six months in advance and no less than two weeks in advance
  • Minimum of 25 people per group to make a reservation
  • No deposit required

More Information: 

 

 

Field Trip Package

Our field trip package is 2 hour and 15 minutes* and can accomidate groups of 25-150 at a time. It includes a planetairum show of your choice and our hands-on rockets activity.  We have several shows to choose from on various astronomy topics including several that align with the state core curriculum. To see a description of all of the shows we offer please click here.  A field trip costs $4.50 per person with one adult free for every 10 students.

Click here to submit a FIELD TRIP RESERVATION request 

Note
Rocket Activity

*Due to campus construction we will be launching our rockets from Sherman Park January-July 2016.  This is an on campus park only a 10-15 minute walk away from the planetarium with picnic benches, restroom facilities and drinking fountains.  Launching from this new location will add 1 hour to our normal field trip schedule. Please come prepared with a sack lunch to eat at the park. Buses can pick the students up directly at the park. 

 

Scout Package

Our scout package is 2.5 hours* and can handle group sizes of 25-75 at a time.  It stars with a hands-on star chart making activity that your scouts can use in their own back yard followed by a planetarium show of your choice.  However we reccomend our scout show which covers a little bit of everything: constellations, star names, planets and the life of a star. To see a description of all of the shows we offer please click here. We end things with a bang with our hands-on rockets activity.  We have several shows to choose from on various astronomy topics including several that align with the state core curriculum. 

Click here to submit a SCOUT RESERVATION request 

 

Note
Rocket Activity

*Due to campus construction we will be launching our rockets from Sherman Park January-July 2016.  This is an on campus park only a 10-15 minute walk away from the planetarium with picnic benches, restroom facilities and drinking fountains.  Launching from this new location will add 30 minutes to our normal scout schedule. 

 

Birthday Party Package*

Our basic birthday party package is 3 hours for groups of 25-60 party guests and includes a planetarium show of your choice, our hands-on rocket building and launching activity, and use of the planetarium lobby for 1 hour.  We will make the lobby festive with stars, planets and rocket decorations.  We'll also setup enough tables and chairs to seat 30 people; additional seating for larger groups will be setup outside  the main entrance of the planetarium near the rocket launching area.  Before the planetairum show, your child's picture will be prominately displayed on the dome for everyone to see and after the rocket launching activity everyone can keep their rocket as a party favor. We'll also take care of all of the cleaning up so you can enjoy the party!

Click here to submit a BIRTHDAY PARTY reservation request

Note
Rocket Activity

*Due to campus construction we will not be able to offer birthday parties January 2016-July 2016. Sorry for the inconvenience!!

 

Other Reservations

If a field trip, scout trip or birthday party was not what you had in mind please send us an email.  We frequently do custom events for special groups. 

Click here to request a CUSTOM RESERVATION by email.