Planetarium Education Programs

New school program for Spring 2022!

MOONSTRUCK MADNESS: A Day of Art and Science

Experience a one-of-a-kind field trip with this new collaboration between the Heckscher Museum of Art and the Suffolk County Vanderbilt Museum and Planetarium!

Learn More
A “fulldome” show is an award-winning pre-recorded planetarium program with stunning, immersive visuals projected overhead on our 60-foot dome. Each show is 30 minutes long, and with the addition of a 30-minute live star talk provided by an astronomy educator, becomes one hour long.
Click on the title of each program for more info.
All of our live lecture programs are created here at the Reichert Planetarium and presented by a highly trained astronomy educator. Our live virtual programs can be presented using Zoom or Google Meet and include time at the end for questions from students.
Each show is one hour long.
Click on the title of each program for more info.
One World One Sky

One World One Sky: Big Bird's Adventure

Pre-K – 1st Grade

The Little Star that Could

New! The Little Star that Could

1st – 5th Grade

Earth, Moon, Sun

Earth, Moon & Sun

3rd – 6th Grade

Two Small Pieces of Glass

3rd – 8th Grade

To Space & Back

To Space & Back

3rd – 12th Grade

Solar System Odyssey

Solar System Odyssey

4th – 8th Grade

Stars: Powerhouses of the Universe poster

Stars

4th – 12th Grade

Dynamic Earth

Dynamic Earth

5th – 12th Grade

New! Exoplanets — Discovering New Worlds

6th – 12th Grade

New! EXPLORE

9th – 12th Grade

Season of Light

Season of Light

2nd – 12th Grade
Available during December only.

Let's Look Up!

Let's Look Up!

Pre-K – Kindergarten
Available on-site.

Space Adventure to the Moon

Space Adventure to the Moon

1st – 3rd Grade
Available on-site or virtually.

Meet the Planets

1st – 3rd Grade
Available on-site.

Exploring the Solar System

Exploring the Solar System

4th – 6th grade
Available on-site or virtually.

Earth Science Review Title Card

Earth Science Review

This program covers the topics in the astronomy section of the Earth Science Regents Exam.
Available on-site.

Testimonials from Educators:

Erin, our astronomy educator, was amazing! Erin’s love of astronomy and how she was able to share her enthusiasm with our students was wonderful. The information she presented directly correlates to the science curriculum that we covered earlier this year. I would highly recommend this program to other teachers.

Eileen Sheehan and Illisa Guittard5th Grade Teachers, South Huntington Union Free School District

The explanations were very clear and concise, especially for fourth graders to understand. The videos were also very high quality. The students really enjoyed it and were engaged the whole time.

Michael Abbondondolo4th Grade Teacher, Amityville Union Free School District

The Vanderbilt Planetarium Virtual Astronomy Program was an excellent addition to our 4th grade unit on the Solar System. The educator had a wonderful personality and was great with the students. I would highly recommend this program!

Lisa Mazziotti4th Grade Teacher, Sachem School District