Family Astronomy Night

Upcoming Seasonal Program:

Summer's Cosmic Splendor

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Runs June 15th - September 30th

The summer sky features some of the most prominent star clusters, and the core of the Milky Way galaxy. In 2021, Jupiter & Saturn will grace the skies in the later half of the summer, while Venus hangs to the west as a beacon through February 2022.

 

Our Sidewalk Astronomers will come to your home or meet you in a private location, and guide you on a personalized tour using our own telescopes and binoculars. Own a telescope? We encourage you to bring it out! Select the two-hour program to add an hour of activities that model the solar system, visualize cosmic geometry, and show you why curiosity has no limit.

 

Suitable for families & adult groups.

1-Hour Program

Telescope only........................................................$100 + tax

Activities only.........................................................$125 + tax

Receive 50% off one science kit (or one FREE kit with Summer Package 1)

10% off additional science kits

2-Hour Program

Telescope + Activities...............................................$175 + tax

Receive one free science kit (or TWO free kits with Summer Package 2)

20% off additional science kits

SUMMER PRICING

Create a summer of science! Select Package 1 or Package 2. When scheduling, we will offer you the choice of splitting between one or two dates for your events. 20% deposit required per package.

1-hour Family Astronomy Night

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Backyard Science Lab

$200 (regular $225)

2-hour Family Astronomy Night

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Backyard Science Lab

$250 (regular $300)

Summer pricing applies to events scheduled between the dates of June 1st and September 6th, 2021.

Blackout dates: June 21st - July 2nd.

Events priced for 15 participants. An additional $50 charge will apply to groups larger than 15 participants for private family events. 30 minutes will be added to event run-time to ensure everyone receives meaningful engagement. Free rescheduling if weather prohibits adequate visibility, as determined by our Sidewalk Astronomer.

20% deposit is required at time of booking to guarantee your regular event date. 50% deposit required for Summer packages.

Backyard Science Lab

Available all year

Engage with a series of project-based science experiments to practice the scientific method, working together to ask questions, form hypotheses, make observations, and test variables to understand how each experiment works.

Our Sidewalk Scientists will come to your home! This personalized program is vastly expanded upon from Sidewalk Science Center, featuring several experiments you won't find at our public locations.

Designed for ages 5-18.

90-Minute Program

Backyard Science Lab.............................................$125 + tax

Receive 50% off one science kit with this event

10% off additional science kits

Events priced for 15 participants. An additional $50 charge will apply to groups larger than 15 participants for private family events. 30 minutes will be added to event run-time to ensure everyone receives meaningful engagement.

A 20% deposit is required at time of booking to guarantee your event date.

Lecture & Discussion

Alex Martin presents a selection from his lecture series:

  • "Where Science Meets Art: Using Science-fiction as a Method of Science Communication"

How does science-fiction has the power to influence the future of humanity and shape society? How can we develop educational experiences through science-fiction? How can we productively integrate with and impact local communities with science education?

  • "Sidewalk Science Center: Creating Educational Experiences in Public Spaces"

How integrating science education with local communities outside of traditional institutions democratizes education.

Any audience size

Pricing:

  • $400 up to 1-hour lecture, plus 30-minute meet-and-greet session

Ready to schedule?