Planetarium Group Programs
Reservations Required. Available Year-Round.
Since early times, navigators have used the heavenly bodies to determine their ship’s position at sea. Planetarium programs illustrate the night sky for students while providing an in-depth look at navigation, astronomy, math and other related topics. Planetarium programs can be customized to support your curriculum or interests. We work with all ages, pre-K through adults.
Grades: Grades: Pre-K - 12
Offered: All year
Length: 30 minutes
Group Size: No minimum, 84-person maximum
Chaperones: 1 adult per 10 students required; 2 are recommended
Add-On Program Fees: $2.50 per person for a 30-minute program in addition to the Museum's admission fee. (Minimum fee of $85 for groups under 34 people.) Any of our planetarium programs can be expanded to 50 minutes for a total of $4 per person.
Contact: 860.572.5322 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Zoo in the Sky
Using stories of the animals of the night sky, we take you on a journey among the stars under the Planetarium dome. Please note that this program is designed for grades Pre-K - 3.
Sun, Stars, Planets
Unearth the beauty of science as it helps us understand the stars and solar system. Why doesn't Earth fall into the Sun or the Moon into Earth?
Stars and Navigation by the Great Explorers
Retrace a historic voyage by using stars to find your location and track your course. Become familiar with early tools and methods of navigation as recorded in historic logs and journals.
Finding our Way by the Sun and Stars
Introduce the ancient art of celestial navigation to your class. Students learn how to determine direction, latitude, and longitude by the position of the Sun and stars.
Stars of a Voyage to Freedom (Amistad)
Experience the changes in the night sky as seen by the Amistad Africans on their return trip to Sierra Leone. Using celestial navigation, students discover how latitude can be determined by using key stars and constellations.
Stars and Constellations of the Current Season's Sky
Discover the beauty of the dark night sky that has inspired poets and guided mariners. Learn how to find the principal stars and constellations as well as a story or two about them.
Before weather forecasts were available online, one had to learn the art of reading signs in the sky and on the barometer. Learn some of the basic cloud types and other atmospheric phenomena that can help you tell what weather may be coming.
Other programs, such as Lives of the Stars; Zodiac Through Time; Sky Calendars and Clocks by Moon, Sun and Stars; Binary Stars and Solar Systems; and Dragons, Dippers and Rivers of Stars are also available. Remember! We can customize a program to support your curriculum and grade level.
If you wish to bring your group solely for a planetarium program and not visit Mystic Seaport, group rates are $4 per person for a 30-minute program and $7.50 per person for a 50-minute program. Minimum $85. Reservations are required. Please call 860.572.5322 to make your reservations.