Preschool Shows.

All shows may not be available, please call (517) 355-4676 for more information.

Pre-recorded Shows.

The following programs are recorded shows. Each lasts approximately 30 minutes and is followed by a 30 minute live presentation of the current evening sky.

Grades Pre-1

You don't need a spaceship to learn about the sun, moon, and stars-just a little imagination! When Big Bird, Elmo, and their friend from China, Hu Hu Zhu, take an imaginary trip to the moon, they learn amazing things along the way.

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Grades Pre-1

Join children's entertainer Fred Penner as he explores things large and small, from the colors of the rainbow, to the reasons for the seasons. Through the use of entertaining songs and immersive environments, children are encouraged to participate while learning about the planets, constellations, meteors, the moon and more.

Grades Pre-2

While solving a crossword puzzle about the sky, Scarlet Macaw and her friends explore the cause of day and night, the importance of our star the Sun, the beauty of the constellations, and the variety of objects that make up the Universe.

Grades Pre-3

The stalwart heroes of The Zula Patrol are on an expedition collecting samples of weather for scientist Multo's research. When the Zula gang inadvertently hurts their loyal pet Gorga's feelings, he decides to leave Zula and find another planet to live on. Villain Dark Truder then tricks Gorga into helping with his latest nefarious scheme to rule the universe. The Zula Patrollers find out and go after him-in the process learning all about weather, both terrestrial and interplanetary. Based on the hit TV series.


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Live Shows.

The following program is a live presentation. It involves student interactions and participation. The program is approximately 1 hour in length.

Ages 3-5 Years

Basic awareness of the day and night sky are investigated with the help of models, stories, and the planetarium projector. Due to the special characteristics of this age group, the program length will vary between 30 minutes and an hour, according to attention span.