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Discovery Dome

 

Bring the digital, full-immersion, planetarium to your school or organization. This portable and affordable experience allows students to learn in a unique way. The discovery dome can be brought to your school, or organization, for a small fee. Choose from over 10 different experiences ranging from joining paleontologists at a dinosaur excavation site to touring the night sky to exploring the gas giant Saturn!

 

The Discovery Dome is an out-of-this-world experience your students will talk about for days - right in your own school! 


 To reserve your day contact us by phone at (248) 656-0999 or by email at Info@DinosaurHill.org




Available Adventures  

Dinosaur Prophecy

Join paleontologists at the scene of the crime, excavating bones and wondering what killed the mighty dinosaurs. Be amazed as your favorite giants come to life, roam across the dome, and meet their catastrophic deaths. Find out how NASA scientists monitor the Earth and solar system for potential disasters! (21 minute run-time)


Dinosaur Prophecy Plus!

Combine your movie with a classroom presentation to follow. Your students will explore the world of dinosaurs by examining life-sized dinosaur bone replicas. (additional 30 minute presentation) *Current season of Seasonal stargazing may be substituted. 


Saturn Ring World II

The Cassini Mission to Saturn has been a resounding success, giving us a greater knowledge of the gas giant and its spectacular moon, Titan. Learn how their sophisticated instruments are gathering vital data to help scientists understand this vast, mysterious region. Updated with images from Titan and from ice volcanoes on Enceladus! (22 minute run time)


Ring World Plus!

Expand the learning experience with an additional half-hour program with this customized presentation by a Dinosaur Hill naturalist that will take your students on a tour of the night sky utilizing Stellarium software...a cutting edge program that will fly your students into the skies above your school. (additional 30 minute presentation) *Current season of Seasonal stargazing may be substituted.


Earth's Wild Ride

It’s 2081 and a grandfather shares his stories of Earth with his grandchildren that were born on the Moon. Fly through their lunar colony, soar over the lava flow of an erupting volcano, ride a river through a canyon, and visit the dinosaurs as an asteroid hits. Our most popular show introduces 15 earth science topics! (20 minute run-time)


Wild Ride Plus!

Expand the learning experience with an additional half-hour program with this customized presentation by a Dinosaur Hill naturalist that will take your students on a tour of the night sky utilizing Stellarium software...a cutting edge program that will fly your students into the skies above your school. (additional 30 minute presentation) *Current season of Seasonal stargazing may be substituted.


IBEX-Search for the Edge of the Solar System

Follow the creation of NASA’s Interstellar Boundary Explorer (IBEX). Audiences will get an in-depth look at the mission and how IBEX is collecting high-speed atoms to create a map of our Solar System’s boundary. Narrated by two inquisitive teenagers, audiences will hear from the scientists and engineers that developed the IBEX mission and created the spacecraft, and get the latest updates on the mission’s discoveries.


Search for the Edge Plus!

Expand the learning experience with an additional half-hour program with this customized presentation by a Dinosaur Hill naturalist that will take your students on a tour of the night sky utilizing the Stellarium software...a cutting edge program that will fly your students into the skies above your school. (additional 30 minute presentation) *Current season of Seasonal stargazing may be substituted.


Two Small Pieces of Glass

Learn how the telescope has helped us understand our place in space and how telescopes continue to expand our understanding of the Universe. Eavesdrop on a conversation with a female astronomer on the history of the telescope and the discoveries these wonderful tools have made. Explore the Galilean Moons, Saturn’s rings, spiral structure of galaxies, and the discoveries of Galileo, Huygens, Newton, Hubble and many others. (23 minute run-time)


Pieces of Glass Plus!

Expand the learning experience with an additional half-hour program with this customized presentation by a Dinosaur Hill naturalist that will take your students on a tour of the night sky utilizing the Stellarium software...a cutting edge program that will fly your students into the skies above your school. (additional 30 minute presentation) *Current season of Seasonal stargazing may be substituted.


Earth, Moon & Sun

This planetarium show explores the relationship between the Earth, Moon and Sun with the help of Coyote, an amusing character adapted from Native American oral traditions who has many misconceptions about our home planet and its most familiar neighbors. His confusion about the universe makes viewers think about how the Earth, Moon and Sun work together as a system. Native American stories are used throughout the show to help distinguish between myths and science.


Earth, Moon & Sun Plus!

Expand the learning experience with an additional half-hour program with this customized presentation by a Dinosaur Hill naturalist that will take your students on a tour of the night sky utilizing Stellarium software...a cutting edge program that will fly your students into the skies above your school. (additional 30 minute presentation) *Current season of Seasonal stargazing may be substituted.


Seasonal Stargazing

Find out more about “what’s up tonight” in a few minutes than some people do in a lifetime. Hop through constellations, learn cool star names and groove to planetarium space music in this fulldome audiovisual experience. Walk through all four seasons in one hour. *15 minutes if you are substituting one current season for “Plus “ programming.


Site Requireme

 

  

 

Pricing

Movies Under the Dome


On Location

$140 initial presentation, $60 for each additional presentation (maximum of four (4) classes a day)

 

At Dinosaur Hill

$100 a class (30 child limit)

 

 

Movies Under the Dome PLUS


On Location

$180 initial presentation, $100 for each additional presentation (maximum of four (4) classes a day)

 

At Dinosaur Hill

$150 a class (30 child limit)


 

Details

 

  • Discovery Dome requires an area of 18’ x 18’ of open space and a minimum ceiling height of 11’. 

  • The planetarium cannot be set up outdoors. 

  • A single AC electrical outlet will be needed. 

  • The planetarium can accommodate up to 30 children/session. If adults will be in the group, they take up the equivalent of 1½ student spaces.

Set-up: 45 minutes

Tear-down: 30 minutes

 


 

HOURS

Nature Trails Hours

Sunrise to Sunset

 

Nature Center Hours

LOCATION 

Nature Center

333 North Hill Circle

Rochester, MI 48307 

CONTACT US 

Phone

(248) 656-0999 

 

Email 

Info@DinosaurHill.org

 

 

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