The Portable Universe programs are a great introduction to astronomy for learners of all ages and consist of a series of modules that work individually or together with other components to provide a range of astronomy-themed lessons that suit your needs.

All programs use our digital planetarium and require a quiet room with a minimum 25-by-25-foot area of open floor space and a 14-foot- high ceiling. The planetarium is designed to accommodate most standard wheelchairs.

To arrange times, contact 206-768-7175 or outreach@museumofflight.org.

Availability & Price

Under the Night Sky

Learn about the Solar System you call home. Explore planets, moons and more while learning about the motions and interactions of these amazing celestial objects. This program is offered to students in 2nd - 12th grade and allows for a maximum of 30 participants.

There is a minimum of 2 and a maximum of 5 programs per day.

  • 1-hour Program $95
  • Attention! Program fees will increase for 2018. If you contact us to reserve a program AFTER January 1st, 2018, the program fee will be $125.

Download Under the Night Sky Objectives & Standards

Our Changing Moon

Participants learn some history, mythology and science of the Moon, then enter our portable planetarium to see how the Moon moves across the sky and gain an understanding of its changing phases. This program is offered to students in 2nd - 8th grade and allows for a maximum of 30 participants.

There is a minimum of 2 and a maximum of 5 programs per day.

  • 1-hour Program $95
  • Attention! Program fees will increase for 2018. If you contact us to reserve a program AFTER January 1st, 2018, the program fee will be $125.

Download Our Changing Moon Objectives & Standards

Scientific Sky

Go into deep space to focus on the life cycles of stars, galaxies and the formation of the universe. This program is offered to students in 9 - 12 th grade and allows for a maximum of 30 participants.

There is a minimum of 2 and a maximum of 5 programs per day.

  • 1-hour Program $95
  • Attention! Program fees will increase for 2018. If you contact us to reserve a program AFTER January 1st, 2018, the program fee will be $125.

Download Scientific Sky Objectives & Standards