It is an immersive planetarium environment that inspires minds using the latest in display technology to make dynamic Earth and space data come to life. Through guided inquiry, students embark on a virtual voyage from the surface of the Earth to the edge of the known universe, all led by our expert staff.
The Bell Museum is proud to offer single-day ExploraDome visits in the 2014-15 school year funded by our generous donors, The Richard M. Schulze Family Foundation, and Xcel Energy.
To qualify for a scholarship, you must meet the following criteria:
Scholarship Option 1:
A Minnesota school
60% or more of the students being served are recipients of the Federal Free and Reduced Lunch Program
Download Scholarship Option 1 Application
Scholarship Option 2:
A Twin Cities metropolitan area school (within 50 miles of the Bell Museum)
25-60% of the students being served are recipients of the Federal Free and Reduced Lunch Program
Download Scholarship Option 2 Application
Cost: $6.50 per student Length: 1 hour Grades: PreK-12
Spend a half-hour immersed in an ExploraDome program from the options below, and one half-hour of hands-on activities.
Maximum group size of 35 students. Ratio of one adult (admitted free) required for every 10 students, additional adults $5 each.
Options: Changes in the Sky, grades PreK-2; The Solar System, grades 3-8; Zoom! From Earth to the Edge of the Universe, grades 3-12.
Cost: $7.25 per student Length: 1.5 hours Grades: PreK-12
Combines the ExploraDome Adventure with a half-hour in the Eyes of the Universe exhibit. Available Sept. 28, 2014 - May 3, 2015
Cost: $82.50 Length: 1 hour Grades: 3-12
Stay immersed in the ExploraDome Theater experience for an extended length of time. Participate in a 45-minute program followed by an additional 15 minutes for further Q&A with our planetarium educator. Maximum group size is 15, one adult required.
To make a reservation or for more information please call (612) 626-9660 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Let the Bell Museum bring the wonders of the Universe right to your school and community events with our ExploraDome Outreach traveling dome. Offering planetarium shows for a variety of ages and interests, the ExploraDome uses Uniview software that takes authentic astronomical data and creates an immersive experience like nothing you've seen before! A voyage in the ExploraDome inspires minds and leaves lasting impressions on visitors.
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