Hear what kids and educators think about field experiences at the planetarium!
The Gheens Science Hall and Rauch Planetarium field experiences are designed to address the Next Generation Science Standards as well as state-level core curriculum science standards. Students are immersed in easy-to-comprehend visual information that is enhanced with live demonstrations and discussions led by planetarium educators. These engaging experiences are available only in our unique facility where complex data and information comes to life, so book your field experience now!
Or let us bring the universe to you - to check out details on the Owsley Brown II Portable Planetarium.
(Note: 1.5 hour field experiences are offered September - May; however groups may book a one-hour show with a star talk year-round)
Dual Field Experiences
Combine a trip to the planetarium with a trip to the Kentucky Science Center or a mission at the Challenger Learning Center. Details!
Self-Guided Tour of Campus
While you're at UofL, take your students on a self-guided tour of campus.
Thanks to the Hannah Grant Foundation, there is funding to pay the admission fee at the Gheens Science Hall and Rauch Planetarium on Belknap Campus for students at schools with limited resources. Schools that have 50% or more students participating in the Free and Reduced Lunch Program are eligible. Awards are given on a first-come, first-served basis for one field experience per teacher/grade while funding lasts. Maximum capacity: 160 students.
Educator Online Resources
The ultimate catalog of planet, mission,
technology, and science data from five decades of discoveries in the Solar System.
A comprehensive collection of planet data and imagery can be found at: