Field trips at the Planetarium

From home school and charter programs to large public schools, the Planetarium provides a University-quality educational experience for your school group.

For more than 45 years, the Fleischmann Planetarium and Science Center has hosted hundreds of thousands of students on thousands of field trips. As a public science education facility specializing in atmospheric and space science and related fields, it’s our goal to increase interest, awareness and understanding of these disciplines by offering quality programs and experiences tailored to all ages and education levels.

What to expect on your field trip to the Planetarium:

  • One field trip show in the Full-Dome Theater (selected in reservation process)
  • A live star tour in the Full-Dome Theater (pre-show presentation) 
  • A Q&A session hosted by Planetarium staff 
  • Access to the Exhibit Hall and Science Store (plan for extra time to enjoy these features)

Our commitment to Next-Generation Science Standards

At the Planetarium, all of our field trip shows align with the Next-Generation Science Standards (NGSS) dimension of practices in science and engineering. Each program complies with several of the NGSS Crosscutting Concepts, and most are in accordance with specific Disciplinary Core Ideas within the NGSS. For questions about standards alignment, please email the Planetarium staff.

Field trip fees, transportation and cancellation policy

Explore field trip shows

Learn which shows best fit the needs of your students and their education by grade level.

Learn more about field trip show offerings
Still from "Tales of a Time Traveler" show in the Full-Dome Theater at the Fleischmann Planetarium.

I loved exploring the Planetarium as a kid. Now I bring my own family, friends and students. It’s a fantastic venue for exploring space, science and the future.

Nevada Certified K-12 Teacher

Teacher in a classroom high-fiving one of her students for a job well done.

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