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 Starlab, an exciting way of teaching people about the universe, in a unique learning environment. This program is both inter-disciplinary, fun and relevant to your curriculum.


About Starlab

What: The Starlab 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.

Where: Bring the Starlab to your location; anywhere in Ontario.

Who: The Travelling Starlab programs are designed to accommodate schools, community groups, museums, libraries and parks (which have an indoor space).

How: Depending on the dome selected, between 25 to 50 participants enter the Starlab 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

Outreach Services' offers two Travelling Starlab programs, the Deluxe - Teacher Assisted Program and the Basic - Unassisted Program.

Deluxe Teacher Assisted

Who: Have the ROM bring its expertise to you. The ROM will send an astronomy teacher with the Giant Starlab to your organization to explore the wonders of the night sky with up to 50 people per class.

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

Why: For 200 students, you can spend as little as $900.00 a day for a tailored program at your location. Prices vary pending on location of venue, length and time of day of program.

Basic Unassisted

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

What: Teach your own astronomy programs in your community by borrowing the Standard Size Starlab (accommodates up to 25 people per class.) To help you get started, a ROM Starlab 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.

Why: 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 Starlab 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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