• Como Planetarium seats 55 people. Programs incorporate a combination of live education experiences along with immersive video. Please see the 'Program Options' page for descriptions of SPPS (ISD 625) and Non-SPPS program options.

How to Schedule a Program

  • 1. Use the request form to tell us your preferred dates, time-ranges, grade-level and content.

    2. Based on your information and availability we will confirm a date and time for 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 from 'Appointment Plus' and/or an SPPS email address. The 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 (ISD 625) classrooms

  • St. Paul Public School teachers, schedule your visit to Como Planetarium with the link below! Programing is free for St. Paul Public Schools.  Please follow your building's procedures for scheduling buses (transportation fees MAY apply-see below)


    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.

     

    St. Paul Middle Schools interested in having the inflatable dome visit their school-please contact Sarah Weaver (sarah.weaver@spps.org)



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 program for your group at Como Planetarium. Private programs can be scheduled Monday through Thursday evenings, based on availability. Weekend availability is limited.


    FEE The minimum fee for a 1 hour private presentation is $200 for up to 30 people. Beyond 30 people, each additional person results in a $5 charge. Weekend dates require additional fees. Please contact Sarah to discuss prices and availability 651-293-5398 or sarah.weaver@spps.org