Travelling Planetarium

Students view constellations and learn about ancient Greek mythology inside the Starlab

Discover the wonders of the universe in the Royal Ontario Museum's Travelling Planetarium!

The Royal Ontario Museum proudly presents the Travelling Planetarium: an exciting way of teaching people about the universe in a unique learning environment. This program is inter-disciplinary, fun, and relevant to your curriculum.


About the Travelling Planetarium

The Travelling Planetarium is an inflatable dome with a central projector that recreates the night sky. The projector can be turned to show stars throughout the various seasons. Constellation images can also be projected.

Bring the planetarium to your location anywhere in Ontario.

Programs are designed to accommodate schools, community groups, museums, libraries, and parks (which have an indoor space).

Depending on the dome selected, between 25 - 50 participants enter the dome and sit around a central projector to experience the stars and constellations around them. A powerful fan inflates and circulates air throughout the dome to maintain a comfortable temperature.


Program Options

The ROM offers two Travelling Planetarium programs: the Deluxe Teacher-Assisted Program and the Basic Unassisted Program.


Deluxe Teacher-Assisted

Have the ROM bring its expertise to you. The ROM will send an astronomy teacher with our Large Travelling Planetarium to your organization to explore the wonders of the night sky with up to 50 people per class.

Presentations complement the astronomy topics in the Government of Ontario curriculum guidelines and Girl Guide and Scout lessons.

Full day booking fees start at $1100 per day for a tailored program at your location. Prices vary pending on location of venue, length, and time of day of program.


Basic Travelling Planetarium Rental

This program is ideal for museums, libraries, parks (which have an indoor space), community groups, as well as schools.

Teach your own astronomy programs in your community by borrowing the Standard-Size Travelling Planetarium (accommodates up to 25 people per class.) To help you get started, a ROM instructor will walk you through the components and the presenter's guide at your venue. The presenter's guide includes suggestions on how to teach the basics of the night sky and Greek and Roman mythology.

Booking fees are $1200.00 per week or $3500.00 for four weeks plus training fees and shipping.

The Basic Unassisted Program is a fabulous way to raise your organization's profile and funds.


More Information

For more information and to book the Travelling Planetarium at your location, please contact:

Beth Keleme
Travelling Programs, Learning Dept.

Royal Ontario Museum
100 Queens Park
Toronto, ON M5S 2C6

Tel: 416.586.5681
Fax: 416.586.5832
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