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Enhance your field trip experience with a planetarium show!

Astronaut takes you from Earth into space… and beyond. Experience a rocket launch from inside the body of an astronaut. Explore the amazing worlds of inner and outer space, from floating around the International Space Station to maneuvering through microscopic regions of the human body. Discover the perils that lurk in space as we subject ‘Chad,’ our test astronaut, to everything that space has to throw at him. Astronaut is an experience like nothing on Earth.

This program is specifically designed for grades 4 through Adult.

This show is available in Spanish upon request.

This program is available by request for groups of 30 or more. Smaller groups are welcome to inquire about currently scheduled weekday shows.

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Booking + Program Logistics

Have questions? We have answers! Explore frequently asked questions. For more information please contact us at Register@OMSI.edu or (503) 797-4661.

How do I reserve a planetarium show for my school group?

OMSI requires at least 2-weeks notice for scheduling a special documentary film time for a group visit. The easiest way to set up a documentary film as part of a field trip is using our online request form. Group leaders may also request a film title with our registration office at register@omsi.edu or 503.797.4661.

What is the minimum/ maximum group size for a planetarium field trip group rate?

Organizations need at least 12 participants to request a planetarium show group rate for a public, already scheduled showtime. Group size maximum is 115 participants.


Special showtimes are available for planetarium shows and must be requested at least 2-weeks in advance. Private show times require a minimum of 30 participants.

Can I reserve a private planetarium show for my school group?

Special showtimes must be requested at least 2-weeks in advance and require a minimum of 30 participants. To inquire about a private showing please contact the registration office. 

Can I get a group rate for an evening laser light show?

No. OMSI does not offer field trip discounts or advanced ticket rates for evening laser light shows.

Is food allowed during planetarium shows?

No. Food is not allowed in the Kendall Planetarium. 

What if the school group is late to the planetarium show?

OMSI will wait until 5 minutes after the scheduled start time. Then, the show must continue to stay on schedule for the day. Registration will try to work with you on tickets for a different film title later in the day but rescheduling is not guaranteed. We are unable to change the set film schedule. Refunds are not available. 

Is re-entry allowed during planetarium shows?

No. Please encourage students to use restrooms before the show. Once the planetarium show starts the doors lock to the outside. Late attendees will not be admitted to the show.

Is the Kendall Planetarium wheelchair accessible?

The Kendall Planetarium is wheelchair accessible. Explore access resources and amenities for guests visiting the museum. Learn More

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