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Field Trip Registration

Select one of the options below or Choose Your Own Adventure
APOLLO 13 REDUX

APOLLO 13 REDUX  /  $15.00 per participant

Failure or success? Your students decide. Students practice making decisions during associated classroom lessons before journeying to the Cosmosphere where they put their decision-making skills to work to solve a problem, explore the history of the space program and visit the actual Apollo 13 command module, Odyssey. Includes teacher training as requested and standards-aligned curriculum with activity book.

Grades 6-12

Duration: 3-5 hours


ASTRONOMY 1

ASTRONOMY 1  /  $6.00 per participant

Supplement astronomy classroom lessons with activities that create a deeper understanding of the solar system. Of course, no astronomy visit would be complete without a show in our Justice Planetarium, where students will get to see the solar system in vivid detail! Activities include the planetarium show, making Solar System bracelets, a scaling activity and a Seasons on Mars presentation.

Grades 4-5

Duration: 3 hours

Maximum 100 students.


ASTRONOMY 2

ASTRONOMY 2  /  $8.00 per participant

After they have studied the life cycle of stars; the elements; or electricity, magnetism and light, bring your students to the Cosmosphere to discuss the intricacy and use of spectral analysis. Check out a fun show about how light travels, blends, reflects or changes color, and gaze at the sun with our solar telescopes. Within the Justice Planetarium, almost any question can be answered live, and reinforced by epic visuals. Activities include a light show, spectral analysis and decoding, a planetarium show and solar gazing.

Grades 8-12

Duration: 3 1/2 hours

Groups of more than 30 will be divided and may not have the same schedule. 


COSMO CRISIS

COSMO CRISIS  /  $15.00 per participant

The future of the world is in your students’ hands. They’ll read Hiroshima by John Hersey and study The Manhattan Project while completing lessons across math, chemistry, biology, history, journalism and English. Then, they will journey to the Cosmosphere where they will prepare a National Security Briefing for the President, translate what they’ve learned to a real scenario, utilize primary source materials, and work as a team. Includes teacher training as requested, standards-aligned curriculum and one copy of the book Hiroshima.

Grades 9-12

Duration: 3-5 hours


COSMO CRISIS

COSMO CRISIS  /  $15.00 per participant

The future of the world is in your students’ hands. They’ll read Hiroshima by John Hersey and study The Manhattan Project while completing lessons across math, chemistry, biology, history, journalism and English. Then, they will journey to the Cosmosphere where they will prepare a National Security Briefing for the President, translate what they’ve learned to a real scenario, utilize primary source materials, and work as a team. Includes teacher training as requested, standards-aligned curriculum and one copy of the book Hiroshima.

Grades 9-12

Duration: 3-5 hours


CRAZY COS FUN

CRAZY COS FUN  /  $6.00 per participant

Activities include a show in the Justice Planetarium, a Dr. Goddard’s Lab presentation and admission to the Hall of Space Museum.

Grades K-12 (Also great for multi-age groups)

Duration: 3 hours

Groups of more than 80 will be divided and may not have the same schedule. 


INNOVATOR’S WORKSHOP

INNOVATOR’S WORKSHOP  /  $5.00 per participant

Enjoy hands-on STEM activities with a space-centric theme! Learn about living in space, rocketry, the Moon and so much more! Stay and experience the workshop together or drop off youngsters while you and the rest of the family enjoy another program. Adults must accompany 2-7 year olds (no additional cost) 8-12 year olds may be dropped off, but must be signed in and out by a responsible adult.

Students 2-12 years old

Duration: 1 hour

Experience is included with an All-Access Mission Pass.


MARS RESCUE MISSION

MARS RESCUE MISSION  /  $15.00 per participant

We have a lost astronaut on Mars! Join the rescue team to locate the astronaut, repair the Mars buggy, send a rescue pod, and bring the astronaut back to safety. Includes a robotics class, guided tour of the Hall of Space Museum, Journey to Space documentary in our Carey Digital Dome Theater, teacher training as requested, standards-aligned curriculum and one copy of the book The Martian by Andy Weir.

Grades 6-12

Duration: 4-5 hours


MARS RESCUE MISSION

MARS RESCUE MISSION  /  $15.00 per participant

We have a lost astronaut on Mars! Join the rescue team to locate the astronaut, repair the Mars buggy, send a rescue pod, and bring the astronaut back to safety. Includes teacher training as requested, standards-aligned curriculum and one copy of the book The Martian by Andy Weir.

Grades 6-8

Duration: 1-3 hours


MEET MR. MOON

MEET MR. MOON  /  $6.00 per participant

Activities include a Moon show in the Justice Planetarium, a “What is the Moon?” presentation, a guided tour of the Hall of Space Museum, a “Living in Space” presentation and activity and answers to the questions: What is the Moon made of? What does it do for us? What is it like to travel there? 

Grades K-3

Duration: 2 hours

Maximum 100 students


MICRONAUTS

MICRONAUTS  /  $6.00 per participant

Climb aboard our mini-Vostok space capsule and get ready to explore! Rotating age-appropriate topics such as: Five Sense Science (focused on our five senses with a space twist), flight, space history, properties of matter, Toys in Space, Meet our Moon, Night Sky Planetarium, Living in Space program with puppets and Hall of Space Museum tour with puppets. Program can be customized. 

Grade Pre K - 1

Duration: 1 hour


MINI MARS MISSION

MINI MARS MISSION  /  $15.00 per participant

Based on the Mousetronaut book series by astronaut Mark Kelly, students prepare a mouse for a trip to Mars by designing a spacesuit and spaceship. They’ll learn about Mars in the Justice Planetarium, spaceships in the Hall of Space Museum and see the journey come to life in the Carey Digital Dome Theater! Includes teacher training as requested, standards-aligned curriculum and one Mousetronaut book. 

Download the Mini Mars Mission Overview Here

Grades 1-2

Duration: 3-5 hours


MISSION PASS

MISSION PASS  /  $8.75 per participant

Experience the Cosmosphere! Activities include your choice of shows in the Justice Planetarium and Carey Digital Dome Theater, a Dr. Goddard’s Lab presentation and admission to the Hall of Space Museum.

Grades K-12 (Also great for multi-age groups)

Duration: 4 hours


PHYSICS OF FLIGHT

PHYSICS OF FLIGHT  /  $15.00 per participant

Come fly with us! Students study the forces of flight (thrust, drag, lift, weight) in their classrooms before journeying to the Cosmosphere to put their knowledge to the test. Using the CosCar, CosCopter or FPG-9, they will create and test their own designs. Includes a special Dr. Goddard’s Lab, guided tour of the Hall of Space Museum, choice of Carey Digital Dome Theater movies Air Racers or Living in the Age of Airplanes, teacher training as requested and standards-aligned curriculum.

Grades 6-8

Duration: 3-5 hours


ROBOTICS!

ROBOTICS!  /  $6.00 per participant

Are your students up to a challenge? Students engineer and program their robots to tackle a variety of tasks.

Grades 2-5

Duration: 1-2 hours


ROBOTICS!

ROBOTICS!  /  $6.00 per participant

Are your students up to a challenge? Students engineer and program their robots to tackle a variety of tasks.

Grades 2-5

Duration: 1-2 hours


ROCKET BLAST

ROCKET BLAST  /  $8.00 per participant

Experience the explosive history of rockets and discover the different machines that have carried humans to space. Build and launch paper air rockets, see a Dr. Goddard’s Lab presentation and take a guided tour of the Hall of Space Museum.

Grades K-8 (Also great for multi-age groups)

Duration: 3 hours

Groups of more than 60 will be divided and may not have the same schedule.


ROCKET BLAST EXTREME

ROCKET BLAST EXTREME  /  $15.00 per participant

Experience the explosive history of rockets in Dr. Goddard’s Lab and discover the different machines we’ve flown to space on a guided tour of the Hall of Space Museum. Build and launch model rocket with engines. Watch as the education team launches a trash can 150 feet in the air! (Launches are weather permitting). 

Grades K-12

Duration: 4 hours

Groups of more than 50 will be divided and may not have the same schedule.


SPACE JUNK

SPACE JUNK  /  $15.00 per participant

Space needs a cleanup crew! From the standards-aligned curriculum provided, students will study the history of satellites and orbits before journeying to the Cosmosphere for a special Dr. Goddard’s Lab show, Space Junk movie in the Carey Digital Dome Theater and a tour of the Hall of Space Museum with emphasis on the space junk we created. Then they’ll apply what they’ve learned to engineer a space junk collector.

Grade 5

Duration: 3-5 hours


SPIES & PROPAGANDA

SPIES & PROPAGANDA  /  $15.00 per participant

Is humanity’s hunger for information new? Is this something that’s happened with the birth of the personal computer, or is it something that’s been around much longer?

As it turns out, humans have desired information for a long time. Often, it was because groups of people didn’t get along. They wanted to know what the “bad guys” were up to, so they would send one of their own to spy on the other group. Since early history, spying has been the subject of many stories. With this program students will learn about the history of spying and the Cold War, learn spying techniques and decode encrypted messages. Includes teacher training as requested, standards-aligned curriculum and one copy of the book The Spycatchers of Maple Hill by Megan Frazer.

Grades 4-5

Duration: 3-5 hours


WEATHER: MYTHS & MYSTERIES

WEATHER: MYTHS & MYSTERIES  /  $15.00 per participant

From the standards-aligned curriculum provided, students explore their local weather, weather around the world, and learn about shapes, perimeter and area before coming to the Cosmosphere to see weather in action. Includes special Justice Planetarium and Dr. Goddard’s Lab shows, teacher training as requested and standards-aligned curriculum.

Grade 3

Duration: 3-5 hours

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Create your education Experience

Our education professionals work with you to create a unique plan and prepare your group for launch. Get started below by selecting the individual activities you would like to enjoy during your Field Trip to the Cosmosphere.

Activites

All prices are per student.

Individual Price

Digital Dome Theater Movie - 45 Minutes Included with Crazy Cos Fun and Mission Pass Field Trips
$ 5.00
Self-Tour Hall of Space Museum - 45 Minutes Included with Crazy Cos Fun and Mission Pass Field Trip. $ 2.00
Planetarium Show - 45 Minutes Included with Crazy Cos Fun and Mission Pass Field Trip.
$ 4.00
Dr. Goddard’s Lab - 45 Minutes Included with Crazy Cos Fun and Mission Pass Field Trip. $ 4.00
Visit the In-House Astronaut Training Facility Subject to availability. Allow 15 minutes. FREE
Living in Space Classroom - 45 Minutes Classroom presentation detailing conditions in space, how it affects astronauts, how they function during a typical day in space. Includes a fun activity with pudding. $ 4.00
Robotics Classroom - 45 Minutes Are you up to the challenge? Participants engineer and program their robots to tackle a variety of tasks. $ 4.00
Ice Cream Making - 45 Minutes When ordinary ingredients like cream, vanilla and sugar combine with liquid oxygen, what do you get? Students learn about special problems encountered by astronauts, watch a space science educator make instant ice cream, then taste it themselves. $ 3.00
Hall of Space Museum (Guided Tour) - 45 Minutes $ 4.00
Pizza Lunch Includes one large slice of pizza and drink - includes choice of chips, fruit cup or cookie. Special dietary requests and restrictions will be accommodated with advance notice provided to the education staff. Please specify any known requirements when booking with the education department. $ 4.00
Extra Slice of Pizza $ 2.00
Cookie $ 0.70
Fruit $ 0.70
Chips $ 0.70
Cosmosphere Cargo Bay Gift Store Our gift shop is educational, inspiring and fun! Items available for all budgets, starting at $0.50. Schedule time for a group visit. Educators receive a 20% discount on their individual purchases when they bring a class to the Gift Store. FREE

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