School Programs

School Programs

School Program Interest Form. We come to you. 

Note: StarLab Planetarium is currently unavailable for booking.


Bring your lessons to life! Our hands-on workshops and dynamic presentations provide an engaging introduction to a new unit, a deeper exploration of a current topic, or a fun and authentic reinforcement of previously taught concepts.

At The Museum

Enhance your field trip with an immersive activity! Add a workshop to your field trip for $4 more a student 

Workshops max 30 Presentation max 60

At Your Institution 

Our hands-on workshops can also be taught at your school, community center, library or other educational venue!

Workshops max 36 Presentation need a screen and large room max 75

Note: Workshops outside San Diego County will be charged a 75 cents per mile fee both ways.

Limited outreach scholarships are available each month to bring our programming to your Title I school. For more information, please contact us education@sdasm.org

Virtual

Please check the chart for those programs that can be done via zoom max 100 logins

Need Additional Sessions?

The first session is listed below, book additional sessions of the same program for $150 each 60 min program (max of 3 sessions per day). Have questions? Please email education@sdasm.org

Reserve your program today!

Fill out this form to start the reservation process.


Programs at a Glance 

Type 

Title

Grade 

Time 

Price  

Virtual 

Workshop When I grow up: Astronaut 3yr-PK  60  $185 yes
3 Little Pigs in Space

3yr-PK 

60 $185 no
Things That Fly K-2 60 $200 yes
Solar System Explorer K-2 60  $200 no
Rocketry 1-12 60 $200 no
Engineering Challenge: Space Suits 1-5 60  $200 no
Engineering Challenge: Solar Machines  3-8 60 $200 no
Engineering Challenge: Mars Rovers 3-5 60. $200 no
Engineering Challenge: Safe Landing 3-12 60 $200 no
Engineering Challenge: Aircraft Design  3-8 60 $200 yes
Are we Alone? Aliens and Exoplanets 8-12 60  $200 yes
Presentation 
StarLab Portable Planetarium

K-8

45

$225
no 
International Space Station K-8 60 $225 yes
  Flight Frontiers 2-9 60 $225 yes
  Pet Pk-3 60  $210 no
Robots Build 3-8 60 $210 no
  Create 3-12 60 $210 no
  Code 3-12 60 $210 no

Program Descriptions

3yrs - K

3 Little Pigs in Space

Description: Join the piglets as they set off into space. Can you construct a habitat/ house that will survive the wolf shaped meteor?
Time: 1 hour
Cost: 185

Robots - Pet

Description: Come explore the wide world of robots. Have a selection of robots visit your class to try coding, moving, and building bots.
Time: 1 hour
Cost: 210

When I Grow Up:Astronaut

Description: Hop aboard a rocket as we find out what it would be like if you were an astronaut. Hands on activities based on being and living in space.
Time: 1 hour
Cost: $200
NGSS standards supported: K-PS2-1, K-2-ETS1-1

Grades 1-2

Robots - Pet

Description: Come explore the wide world of robots. Have a selection of robots visit your class to try coding, moving, and building bots.
Time: 1 hour
Cost: 210

Rocketry

Description: Ready to be a rocket scientist? Students will investigate the effects of mass on motion as they design, build, and test their own rockets. Younger students will launch stomp rockets using air, early to mid elementary can launch alka sletzer powered vehicles, and fourth graders and up can launch rockets using water.
Time: 1 hour
Cost: $200
NGSS standards supported:3–5-ETS1-3.MS-ETS1-2.

Solar System Explorer

Description: Zoom around the solar system as we learn about the planets and the moon. Create some out of this world items to take home.
Time: 1 Hour
Cost: 200

Things That Fly

Description: From animals to plants to machines discover why things fly as you create your own flying contraptions.
Time: 1 hour
Cost: $200
NGSS standards supported: K-PS2-1, K-2-ETS1-1

Grades 3-5

Engineering Challenge: Aircraft Design

Description: Students design, build, and test their own hand-launched gliders to safely carry a valuable payload for a minimum set distance without damage.
Time: 1 hour
Cost: $200
NGSS standards supported: 3-PS2-1, 3-5-ETS1-3, MS-PS2-2, MS-ETS1-4

Engineering Challenge: Mars Rovers

Description: Students will engineer a wind-powered rover and test their designs on a variety of challenging different terrains.
Time: 1 hour
Cost: $200
NGSS standards supported: 3-PS2-1, 3-5-ETS1-3

Engineering Challenge: Safe Landing

Description: Students will engineer a landing system to protect cargo being sent to another planet, using limited supplies and reaching progressively more difficult targets.
Time: 1 hour
Cost: $200
NGSS standards supported: 3-PS2-1, 3-5-ETS1-3, MS-PS2-2, MS-ETS1-4

Engineering Design Challenge: Solar Machines

Description: Use alternative energy to create machines to explore Earth and beyond. Race your vehicle in a solar derby.
Time: 1 hour
Cost: 200

Engineering Design Challenge: Space Suits

Description: Fashion meets function as students design space suits for action figures that can withstand heat, cold, and micro meteors.
Time: 1 hour
Cost: 200

Robots - Build

Description: Come explore the wide world of robots. Use our Lego kits to build and code robots of your own.
Time: 1 hour
Cost: $210
NGSS standards supported: 3-PS2-1, 3-5-ETS1-3, MS-PS2-2, MS-ETS1-4

Robots - Code

Description: Come explore the wide world of robots. Speak the language of robots as you use scratch and other languages to collaborate with your robot.
Time: 1 hour
Cost: 210

Robots - Create

Description: Come explore the wide world of robots. Use our robots to create rovers, battle bots, or other creations in an engineering challenge
Time: 1 hour
Cost: 210

Robots - Pet

Description: Come explore the wide world of robots. Have a selection of robots visit your class to try coding, moving, and building bots.
Time: 1 hour
Cost: 210

Rocketry

Description: Ready to be a rocket scientist? Students will investigate the effects of mass on motion as they design, build, and test their own rockets. Younger students will launch stomp rockets using air, early to mid elementary can launch alka sletzer powered vehicles, and fourth graders and up can launch rockets using water.
Time: 1 hour
Cost: $200
NGSS standards supported:3–5-ETS1-3.MS-ETS1-2.

Grades 6-8

Engineering Challenge: Aircraft Design

Description: Students design, build, and test their own hand-launched gliders to safely carry a valuable payload for a minimum set distance without damage.
Time: 1 hour
Cost: $200
NGSS standards supported: 3-PS2-1, 3-5-ETS1-3, MS-PS2-2, MS-ETS1-4

Engineering Challenge: Safe Landing

Description: Students will engineer a landing system to protect cargo being sent to another planet, using limited supplies and reaching progressively more difficult targets.
Time: 1 hour
Cost: $200
NGSS standards supported: 3-PS2-1, 3-5-ETS1-3, MS-PS2-2, MS-ETS1-4

Engineering Design Challenge: Solar Machines

Description: Use alternative energy to create machines to explore Earth and beyond. Race your vehicle in a solar derby.
Time: 1 hour
Cost: 200

Robots - Build

Description: Come explore the wide world of robots. Use our Lego kits to build and code robots of your own.
Time: 1 hour
Cost: $210
NGSS standards supported: 3-PS2-1, 3-5-ETS1-3, MS-PS2-2, MS-ETS1-4

Robots - Code

Description: Come explore the wide world of robots. Speak the language of robots as you use scratch and other languages to collaborate with your robot.
Time: 1 hour
Cost: 210

Robots - Create

Description: Come explore the wide world of robots. Use our robots to create rovers, battle bots, or other creations in an engineering challenge
Time: 1 hour
Cost: 210

Rocketry

Description: Ready to be a rocket scientist? Students will investigate the effects of mass on motion as they design, build, and test their own rockets. Younger students will launch stomp rockets using air, early to mid elementary can launch alka sletzer powered vehicles, and fourth graders and up can launch rockets using water.
Time: 1 hour
Cost: $200
NGSS standards supported:3–5-ETS1-3.MS-ETS1-2.

High School (Grades 9-12)

Are We Alone: Aliens and Exoplanets

Description: First step will be to deal out specifics of your star, solar system, and planet. Next create a being from that world, Finally, present your creation and reasoning to the class.
Time: 1 hour
Cost: 200

Engineering Challenge: Safe Landing

Description: Students will engineer a landing system to protect cargo being sent to another planet, using limited supplies and reaching progressively more difficult targets.
Time: 1 hour
Cost: $200
NGSS standards supported: 3-PS2-1, 3-5-ETS1-3, MS-PS2-2, MS-ETS1-4

Robots - Build

Description: Come explore the wide world of robots. Use our Lego kits to build and code robots of your own.
Time: 1 hour
Cost: $210
NGSS standards supported: 3-PS2-1, 3-5-ETS1-3, MS-PS2-2, MS-ETS1-4

Robots - Create

Description: Come explore the wide world of robots. Use our robots to create rovers, battle bots, or other creations in an engineering challenge
Time: 1 hour
Cost: 210

Rocketry

Description: Ready to be a rocket scientist? Students will investigate the effects of mass on motion as they design, build, and test their own rockets. Younger students will launch stomp rockets using air, early to mid elementary can launch alka sletzer powered vehicles, and fourth graders and up can launch rockets using water.
Time: 1 hour
Cost: $200
NGSS standards supported:3–5-ETS1-3.MS-ETS1-2.

After School

Presentations

International Space Station

Description: Humans have been living and working on the International Space Station (ISS) since 2000, conducting experiments that have advanced our understanding of biology, physics, and so much more! Learn the history and purpose of the ISS from our engaging presenters, as well as the day-to-day life of an astronaut in microgravity and some of the most significant contributions the ISS has made to science and engineering today. This dynamic presentation includes demonstrations, touchable artifacts, and audience challenges to illustrate relevant concepts.
Time: 1 hour
Cost: $225

StarLab Portable Planetarium (currently unavailable)

Description: Immerse your students in the wonders of the universe with our portable planetarium! Tour the constellations, identify different planets, and land on the surface of the moon as your whole class is transported and inspired by our 6 meter inflatable dome. Each 45 minute presentation includes an introduction and safety briefing, a tour of the solar system, and an exploration of your chosen topic: Phases of the Moon, Reason for the Seasons, or Navigating Constellations. Our StarLab Digital Planetarium can hold up to 35 students, and must be able to fit safely indoors in a large gym, auditorium, multi-purpose room, etc. *will return when COVID restrictions lift
Time: 45 minutes
Cost: $225 $185 for each additional presentation booked in the same day.

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