Rocket Building Activity
Planetarium Star Projectors
Mt. SAC-Randall Planetarium
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
Field Trip Package
Our field trip package is 2 hour and 15 minutes* and can accommodate groups of 25-150 at a time. It includes a planetarium 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.
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 recommend 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.
Birthday Party Package*
Our basic birthday party package for 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 planetarium show, your child's picture will be prominently 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! Sorry! We can't do parties for little astronomers under the age of 5.
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.