Group Visits.

Abrams Planetarium offers a variety of single-visit instructional programs dealing with astronomical topics for a variety of age groups. Multiple-visit sequences can also be arranged for groups desiring a more classroom-integrated experience. Descriptions of the shows offered can be found by clicking on the pull down menu found above or by clicking here. We look forward to your visit.

How our shows align with current science standards.

When programs are offered:

Programs are scheduled on Tuesdays through Fridays at 9:30 A.M., 11 A.M., and 1:30 P.M. on a first-come, first-served basis. Other dates and times may be available by special arrangement at a higher cost, please call us for details. The planetarium program requires approximately one hour, plus 15 minutes for check-in, restroom use, etc. Groups arriving late may not be admitted.

How to reserve a program:

For group reservations or additional information call the planetarium at (517) 355-4676 weekdays, 8:30 A.M. to noon or 1 P.M. to 4:30 P.M. only. Reservations are only taken by phone. It is best to make reservations at least one month in advance. Each lesson is adapted to the individual grade level, so only adjacent grade levels may take a specific lesson at the same time. If you have specific needs, or would like to customize the star talk portion of the show, give us a call; we may be able to accommodate your requests. By appointment only, teachers may preview a show ahead of time, please call us to arrange a time. Changes to any reservation can only be made by calling our business office during regular business hours.

The cost for a program:

The cost for the single lesson is $2.00 per student. For a 2-lesson sequence the fee is $3.50 per student. For a 3-lesson sequence the fee is $5.00 per student. Evening and weekend rates are higher. Call for further information.

Supervising teachers and official classroom staff are admitted free with each show. Other adults are welcome to attend at the student admission rate. Groups of less than twenty students will be required to consolidate with another group or pay $40 minimum. This also means larger groups cannot be guaranteed a private showing.

Payment for the shows are to be made at arrival. Checks, credit cards, or cash are accepted.

List of offered programs:

Click here to see find the programs that the Abrams Planetarium has to offer.

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