Omaha Children's Museum

Discovery Dome Outreach Programs

Featuring the Runza Discovery Dome

The Discovery Dome Science Experience features a planetarium dome film and hands-on science activities that bring the film to life.  Hands-on activities require additional space and teachers or volunteer facilitators.

Cost

1 or 2 consecutive shows: $219 each
3rd or 4th consecutive shows: $50 each*

Group Size

Up to 30 students

Time

45 minutes per class**

Room Requirements

20' x 20' room with at least 10 1/2' ceiling clearance

Availability

7 days a week 

*Applies only to same reservation day, time, location and program.

**Dome show is approximately 30 minutes, followed by 15 minutes of hands-on activities.

Ask about handicap accessibility.

One World, One Sky

Kindergarten - 1st Grade 

One World, One Sky is a 23-minute planetarium show that follows Sesame Street's Big Bird and Elmo as they explore the night sky with Hu Hu Zhu, a Muppet from Zhime Jie and the Chinese co-production of Sesame Street. Together, they take an imaginary trip from Sesame street to the moon, where they discover how different it is from Earth. The show aims to nurture a child's natural sense of wonder about the night sky. 

Molecularium

1st - 4th Grade 

This program takes you on a journey with OXY, HYDRO and HYDRA, an amazing cast of atoms, aboard the most fantastic ship in the universe: the Molecularium. Molecularium brings children on a musical cartoon adventure into a nanoscale universe created from accurate molecular simulations. They learn about the three states of matter as they travel into a cloud, watch a snowflake form and count the number of water and molecules in a raindrop. 

The Zula Patrol: Down to Earth

1st - 5th Grade

While on a routine fossil-hunting expedition, The Zula Patrol turns up evidence that the Earth's prehistoric past has become an illegal dump site for toxic trash. In their investigation, children will learn about the formation and development of the Earth, and the life forms who call it home.

Mobile Planetarium Programs made possible by a NASA Space Grant.

Discovery Dome sponsored by Runza.




For questions or to book, email groups@ocm.org or call (402) 342-6164 x. 410.  

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Omaha, NE 68102

20th and St. Mary's Ave.

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