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Science on the Road


Inflatable Classrooms

Earth Balloon

This 18-foot inflatable globe provides an immersive experience in geography and environmental science as you see the Earth from inside and out.

Capacity: 30 students
Time required: 45 minutes
Fee: $240 includes set-up and two presentations(shows can be different); $120 for each additional presentation.
Requirements: 20' ceiling height, 30' x 30' floor space, and electrical access.

Available Programs:

Introduction to Geography
For grades Pre-K–3

The Extremes
For grades 4–6

Environmental Awareness
For grades 6–8

NEW! Earth & Space Best Value Experience

Ignite your student's imaginations and allow them to experience the true scale of their home planet, or the universe itself! Grades K–2 will experience the Earth from inside our 18-foot Earth Balloon, while the grades 3–5 will be immersed in space from inside the new Planetarium Dome. These programs will run concurrently in your gymnasium in 30-minute sessions, tailored to each grade level. We can accommodate up to 8 concurrent sessions/day (16 classes).

Special value pricing at $850.

NEW! Digital Planetarium

Blast off through space and time with our new digital planetarium! Discover how powerful software and an HD projector makes our portable, inflatable dome more immersive for your learners than ever before. Experience the extreme weather and geological features of our Solar System's many planets and moons, then rocket beyond the Sun to witness wonders of the universe such as nebulae and black holes. Finally, watch for familiar celestial bodies as we shift from day to night-time sky, highlighting objects your students can see from their own backyards!

Capacity: 30 students
Time required: 45 minutes
Fee: $240 includes set-up and two presentations (shows can be different); $120 for each additional presentation.
Requirements: 12' ceiling height, 20' x 20' floor space, and electrical access.

Available Programs

One World, One Sky: Big Bird's Adventure

Elmo and his friend, Hu Hu Zhu, a Muppet from the Chinese co-production of Sesame Street®, go on an exciting trip to discover the Sun, Moon, and stars. At the end of the show, Big Bird, Elmo, and Hu Hu Zhu pick a friendship star to celebrate the idea that even though they live in two different countries, they still share the same sky.

Pre-Kindergarten – 2nd grade:

Made possible by: PNC Foundation

Moving Right Along

Moving Right Along is an introduction to Earth's rotation and revolution and how those movements affect our view of the sky.

What's Up explores what we can see in the sky (stars, planets, the Moon) and differences between those objects.

Kindergarten – 2nd grade

Planets

Planets explores the differences between stars and planets, how we can recognize a planet in the night sky, and planetary motion.

Grades 3 – 5

Moons of the Solar System

Moons of the Solar System explores differences between planets and moons, and introduces students to major moons of the solar system.

Grades 3 – 5

Solstice and Equinox

Solstice and Equinox explores the relevance of solstices and equinoxes, including how they relate to the seasons we experience.

Grades 6 – 8

World in Motion

World in Motion explores what is in motion in our solar system. The Earth's movements give us the day and the year. Gravity keeps planets in orbit around the Sun and the Moon in orbit around the Earth. Learn how to recognize a planet in the night sky, and prograde and retrograde planetary motion.

Grades 6 – 8

Hubble Space Telescope

Hubble Space Telescope explores why the Hubble Space Telescope is in space, as well as some of the discoveries it has made.

The Sun explores the age, energy sources, and structure of our closest star. This lesson discusses the sun’s role in supporting life on Earth. Students are also introduced to different types of solar eclipses.

Grades 9 – 12