Arkansas Skydome Planetarium

Science Adventure Awaits

Bring the wonders of the night sky to your school or group with the Arkansas SkyDome Portable Planetarium and Space Science Museum.

SkyDome Programs Include:

Most Advanced Portable planetarium Projection  system in Arkansas

NASA, Space & earth science exhibits

telescope to view the moon or the brightest planets and stars – even during the daytime!

Access to the same programming available in the largest planetariums in the world!

Programs include a grade appropriate tour of the current night sky. 

SkyDome Host with 30+ years of planetarium / astronomy outreach education

We serve all of Arkansas and parts of our surrounding states.

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Exploring Earth science exhibits with the SkyDome host.

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Observing Venus in the daytime sky!

F.A.Q.

  • Indoor climate controlled space.
  • Clean floor with an area of at least 25′ by 25′ and 12′ tall ceiling.  (Gym, Cafeteria, etc)
  • 120v electrical outlet
  • Parking with easy access to bring equipment in and out.  
  • 8-10 tables to put the exhibits on.
  • For telescopes: Easy access for students to go out to use the telescopes that is reasonably secure between groups.
  • For legal and liability reasons we CAN NOT take responsibility for students. A teacher or representative must be present at all times and accompany students inside the planetarium.
  • Every reasonable effort is made to ensure a safe experience. However, the hosting organization agrees to assume liability for our visit and to coordinate with us to ensure the safety of participants.
  • Host organization assumes responsibility for theft or damage to equipment / exhibits caused by attendees beyond normal wear and tear.
  • Unless other arrangements are made (we are happy to work with you), the program fee is due on the date of the program. 
  • There are no reservation or cancellation fees. 
  • The SkyDome Planetarium typically seats one classroom of students ~ 25 – 30 students. 
  • Program blocks are approximately 1 hour long.
  • Please have a printout of the day’s schedule available for SkyDome hosts. 
  • SkyDome hosts will need to arrive about an hour prior to the program to setup.
  • When applicable plan at least a 30 min. lunch / dinner break for SkyDome hosts.

Choose one of our professional programs and/or live grade appropriate tours of the current night sky. For our youngest visitors (2nd and below) we share some of the fun stories of the stars.

We bring up to 8-10 tables (supplied by the host) worth of earth / space science exhibits. Depending on program specifics, these can include astronaut autographs going back to project Mercury, NASA memorabilia, drone demonstrations, model rockets, soil samples from around the world, Arkansas minerals, meteorites, fossils and more.

Weather and program specifics allowing, we bring telescopes to show students objects in the real sky.  Age appropriate, we have a solar telescope to let students safely observe the surface of the sun.  We also have a GPS telescope that lets us show students objects in the daytime sky!  Venus, Mercury, Jupiter, the Moon, and a couple of the brightest stars can be seen if conditions allow.

a mobile Science Museum!

You get more than just the planetarium!  

Meteorites

Mineral and Gems

Astronaut Autographs

Fossils

Rocket and Airplane Models

Telescope

A Look Inside...

Whether it’s the constellations, a quick flight to Mars or a tour inside the space shuttle assembly building a universe of possible adventures awaits your students!

An experience they’ll never forget!

A Future Of Possibilities!

Our mission is to get students excited about a possible future in STEM by bringing this unique, immersive experience to them.  We want to show them science can be exciting and that they can be a part of it!