Learn about the Moon!
The Moon is our closest neighbor and companion, but it is more than just a friendly beacon in the sky.
Students will discover the secrets of this fascinating world—why it goes through phases, how it
interacts with the Earth and the processes that shaped its surface. Activities include experiments in
crater formation, lunar mapping and tidal forces. Participants work directly with OMSI educators in
small group settings.
This lab takes place inside the Kendall Planetarium and utilizes the dome screen to go along with the OMSI educator’s presentation.
This program is specifically designed for grades 3 through 8.
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Booking + Program Logistics
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This program has capacity for 8-16 students per session, up to 2 sessions per day on select weekdays.
Reserved Labs do not include museum admission. If you are also wanting to explore OMSI’s exhibit halls during your visit you will need to add on museum admission tickets to your field trip reservation.
OMSI supports educators with Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) requirements by providing corresponding programming, opportunities, and resources for them and their students. Reach out to learn more about specific ways that OMSI experiences align with and support science standards.