How Long are the Presentations?
The presentations are designed so the total time in the building is one hour or less.
Is There a Place for Children to Eat Lunch?
There are no eating areas in the Cooper Science Building. If the weather is nice, the large grassy area to the south of the Cooper Science Building is available. There is a large eating area and food court in the Student Center (63 on campus map) and the Atrium in the Art and Journalism Building (1 on campus map).
What if Your Class is Larger Than the Seating Capacity?
The seating capacity of the Planetarium is limited to about 70 adults. Larger groups can be accommodated by splitting them between the observatory and the planetarium. This will be arranged at the time of the visit request.
Possible Field Trip CombinationsMany teachers combine a planetarium field trip with a visit to Christy Woods, a botanical garden that is a short walk from the planetarium. Call 765-285-2641 to arrange a tour of Christy Woods.
The David Owsley Museum of Art is next door to the Planetarium. For tours and self-guided visits, complete the online Group Visit Form at least three weeks in advance and/or contact Cathy Bretz, Education Program Coordinator, at (765) 285-3371.
The museum staff put together an informative list of nearby attractions that you might also consider visiting as part of your trip to the planetarium.
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