STARLAB Planetarium

An inflatable STARLAB launches the students into an imaginative journey to the far away constellations of Greek Mythology and Native American lore. Participants learn to explore and navigate the night sky. An appreciation of the immensity of the universe is gained as students better comprehend the stars, planets, asteroids, comets, light speed, light years, our galaxy and our solar system.

STARLAB can visit your school or facility year round, or on the Farm from April through October.
 

For 4 years – 8th grade

45-60 minutes STARLAB Planetarium

Picnic area is available for snacks or lunch.

For reservations, call us at 402-597-4920.

 

The Celestial Navigation of Lewis and Clark

Enter our STARLAB Planetarium dome to learn how Lewis and Clark mapped their way across an unknown land using the stars and historical tools of navigation to guide them. Students will see and learn about the sextant, chronometer, compass and spyglass used by the Corps of Discovery as well as the concepts of longitude, latitude, prime meridian, astronomical almanac and more. Hear the star stories of the Native American tribes they met along the way.

STARLAB can visit your school or facility, or may be visited at Gifford Farm.

Available year round

 For 3rd–6th grade

45-60 minutes

Picnic area is available for snacks or lunch.

For reservations, call us at 402-597-4920.

 

FAQ

How many students per session can go into the STARLAB?

The STARLAB dome will hold approximately 25 people.

What size room do we need for the traveling STARLAB?

The STARLAB dome needs a 10 foot ceiling to fully inflate. It is 16 feet in diameter. We also need some room on the outside of the dome for the outside portion of the program. A multi purpose room or gym works the best.