StarLab, our portable, inflatable planetarium, is back! Turning on the StarLab projector is always met with the same reaction: "Wow!" If you would like to bring this fascinating teaching tool to your school or organization, please contact Education Manager Kaitlin German at firstname.lastname@example.org or (434) 977-1025 x104.
Space Requirements: Indoor area at least 25 ft. x 25 ft. with minimum ceiling height of 11 ft.
*Gym, cafeteria, library, auditorium, etc.
Setup & Breakdown: 30 minutes to set up and 30 minutes to take down
Planetarium Capacity: StarLab holds approximately 25 people at a time
Program Length: Most StarLab programs run about one hour per group
Supervision Required: All teachers and classroom volunteers will enter StarLab with their classes
Availability: Most Tuesdays, select Friday mornings, most Wednesday/Friday afternoons during the school year
*Programming outside of regular business hours is possible but may incur additional charges
Noise: Quiet is essential during presentations; physical education or other noisy activities should not be nearby
Pricing is determined by the length of the visit, with a maximum of 6 hours of programming. Setup and breakdown require an additional half-hour each, regardless of the length of programming. Additional charges for travel apply. To inquire about StarLab availability or to book StarLab, contact Education Manager Kaitlin German at email@example.com or (434) 977-1025 x104.
- Program Rate: $100 per Hour (Includes Setup & Breakdown)
- Transportation Rate: $30 per Half Hour of Travel
The Museum received grant funding to bring StarLab to underserved populations in 2017. If you believe your group may qualify (Bright Stars, Title I School, Head Start, etc.), please contact Education Manager Kaitlin German at firstname.lastname@example.org or (434) 977-1025 x104 to learn more.