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About This Venue

McAuliffe-Shepard Discovery Center

The McAuliffe-Shepard Discovery Center is an air and space museum with an amazing collection of innovative and interactive exhibits to explore. Delve into the worlds of astronomy, aviation, earth and space sciences. From the planetarium theater to high-tech observatory to workshops for all ages — there is something for everyone at the Discovery Center.

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Hrs: Vary.

HELPFUL LESSON PLAN(S)

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Planetarium Lesson Plan

FUN FACTS

Earth has more exposed water than land.  Three quarters of the Earth is covered by water! The earth has one moon.

Venus is the brightest planet in our sky and can sometimes be seen with the naked eye if you know where to look.  It is the solar system’s brightest planet — yellow clouds of sulfuric acid reflect the sun’s light.

Jupiter is so big that you could fit all the other planets in the solar system inside it.

Pluto is no longer considered a planet — instead, astronomers call it a dwarf planet or planetoid.

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About This Venue

McAuliffe-Shepard Discovery Center

The McAuliffe-Shepard Discovery Center is an air and space museum with an amazing collection of innovative and interactive exhibits to explore. Delve into the worlds of astronomy, aviation, earth and space sciences. From the planetarium theater to high-tech observatory to workshops for all ages — there is something for everyone at the Discovery Center.

contact info

Hrs: Vary.

HELPFUL LESSON PLAN(S)

Prepared by FieldTripDirectory.com

Planetarium Lesson Plan

FUN FACTS

Earth has more exposed water than land.  Three quarters of the Earth is covered by water! The earth has one moon.

Venus is the brightest planet in our sky and can sometimes be seen with the naked eye if you know where to look.  It is the solar system’s brightest planet — yellow clouds of sulfuric acid reflect the sun’s light.

Jupiter is so big that you could fit all the other planets in the solar system inside it.

Pluto is no longer considered a planet — instead, astronomers call it a dwarf planet or planetoid.

View Lesson Plan>>

About This Venue

McAuliffe-Shepard Discovery Center

The McAuliffe-Shepard Discovery Center is an air and space museum with an amazing collection of innovative and interactive exhibits to explore. Delve into the worlds of astronomy, aviation, earth and space sciences. From the planetarium theater to high-tech observatory to workshops for all ages — there is something for everyone at the Discovery Center.

contact info

Hrs: Vary.

HELPFUL LESSON PLAN(S)

Prepared by FieldTripDirectory.com

Planetarium Lesson Plan

FUN FACTS

Earth has more exposed water than land.  Three quarters of the Earth is covered by water! The earth has one moon.

Venus is the brightest planet in our sky and can sometimes be seen with the naked eye if you know where to look.  It is the solar system’s brightest planet — yellow clouds of sulfuric acid reflect the sun’s light.

Jupiter is so big that you could fit all the other planets in the solar system inside it.

Pluto is no longer considered a planet — instead, astronomers call it a dwarf planet or planetoid.

View Lesson Plan>>

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