Available Programs

This is a list of available programs. We can show the same program throughout the day or change to meet your needs / interests.  We are limited only by the available time.

Atendees are taken on a live, instructor led tour of the night sky. These are the primary focus of our programs.


Join the SkyDome host for a fun filled tour of the sky.  Students will learn about the constellations and hear some of the stories of the stars.

20 minutes 


The SkyDome host takes students on a tour of the current night sky.  Students will learn:

  • Current season’s constellations
  • How the sky moves
  • Why the “North Star” is so important
  • How to find the planets
  • Moon phases 

25 minutes 


The SkyDome host takes students on a tour of the current night sky with an emphasis on the lifecycle of the stars.  Students will learn:

  • Current season’s constellations
  • How astronomer’s divide the sky
  • How to find the planets and their properties
  • Examples of various deep sky objects (galaxies, nebula) found around the current night sky

25 minutes 

These professionally produced full dome programs are the same ones seen in planetariums around the world. Choose one or mix and match to meet your interest and available time.

Max Goes to the Moon


Max (the dog) and a young girl named Tori take the first trip to the Moon since the Apollo era. Along the way, they learn about the phases of the moon, the Apollo moon landings, and lunar gravity — all thoughtfully explained so that grownups and children can learn together about science. 

Based on the first children’s science book read from the Space Station.

  • Runtime: 20 Minutes
  • Grade: K-2nd

Mars: The Ultimate Voyage

Mars The Ultimate Voyage Poster

Mars: The Ultimate Voyage takes viewers on a thrilling 2-year journey to Mars, exploring the extraordinary challenges—long distance, a closed environment, isolation, altered gravity, radiation. What will it take to get astronauts to Mars—and back—safely? The film shows how creativity, collaboration, communication, and expertise in a diverse number of fields are key for the success of deep space travel—while also inspiring the next generation of STEM professionals! Witness what it takes to embark on the first human mission beyond Earth’s orbit.

The Bell Museum collaborated with NASA and the UNC Morehead Planetarium and Science Center to create this new planetarium show. 

  • Runtime: 30 Minutes
  • Grade:  4th and up

Forward To The Moon

Forward To the Moon poster for web

Kari Byron from MythBusters launches us on a journey beyond the Earth towards a future in space.  NASA’s 21st century Artemis program, named after the Greek moon goddess and twin of Apollo, is the next step in our mission to explore the universe and land on the Moon.

Learn about the mission, the Lunar Gateway, and the robotic missions that’ll lead the way.  Hear from the astronauts who may one day be the next humans to step foot on the moon!

  • Runtime: 21 Minutes
  • Grade: 5th and up

Two Small Pieces of Glass

Two Small Pieces of Glass

While attending a local star party, two young stargazers learn how the telescope has helped us understand our place in space and how telescopes continue to expand our understanding of the Universe. Their conversation with a local astronomer enlightens them on the history of the telescope and the discoveries these wonderful tools have made. The students see how telescopes work and how the largest observatories in the world use these instruments to explore the mysteries of the universe.

  • Runtime: 23 Minutes
  • Grade: 3rd and up

Science Exhibits

Below are some photos of our available science exhibits. We rotate, add and subtract science exhibits on a regular basis and change them based on grades.  The exhibits we bring to your program may be different than what is shown here.

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Aircraft / Rocket Models

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Meteorite / Crystals / Fossils

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Minerals / Soil Samples

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Apollo 11 Newspaper

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Astronaut Autographs

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Lego Models

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Telescope Viewing

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Telescope Viewing

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Inside the Planetarium

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Inside the Planetarium

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Rocket Models