• Como Planetarium seats 55 people. Programs incorporate a combination of live presentation and immersive video. Please see the Program Options page for descriptions of SPPS and Non-SPPS program options.

How to Schedule a Program

  • 1. When you are ready to request a program, please use our online program request form so that we can gather all the necessary information for getting your group scheduled.

    2. Based on your information and availability we will your visit to the planetarium. This process may take up to a week.

    3. You will receive a confirmation email once your program(s) have been scheduled. This confirmation will include your date, time, and instructions on how to get to the planetarium. Please check your inbox for this confirmation email. If you do not receive a confirmation email within 1.5 weeks, please check your spam folder. If you still did not receive your confirmation, email us and we will send you another copy of your confirmation.

    4. Contact Sarah Weaver with questions or concerns at sarah.weaver@spps.org OR 651-293-5398

SPPS classrooms

  • If you are an SPPS teacher and would like to schedule a planetarium program for your class, you are in the right place! Please remember bus transportation must be scheduled by school staff. Please follow your building's procedures for scheduling buses.


    Grades 1,3 and 8 transportation costs are covered by a generous donation from 3M. Instructions for the budget code when scheduling a bus will be in your confirmation email.

     

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Non-SPPS Classrooms

  • All school programs include a tour of the constellations and a tour of our solar system. The programs are about one hour in length, structured to be appropriate for each age group, and are designed with current state science standards in mind.


    FEE $5.00 per student and chaperone (staff are free).



Private & Scout Groups

  • Schedule a private show for your group at Como Planetarium. Private programs can be scheduled Monday through Thursday evenings, based on availability.


    FEE The minimum fee for a private show is $200 for up to 30 people as a base rate. Beyond 30 people, each additional person results in a $5 charge. Weekend dates have a higher base-rate charge. Please contact Sarah to discuss prices and availability 651-293-5398.