School Planetarium Lessons

Planetarium lessons are given for schools throughout the school year (Mon – Fri @ 9:30 am / 10:45 am / 12:30 pm). The lessons are aligned with the Georgia Performance Standards and are approximately 45 minutes in length. Each lesson includes a tour of the current night sky with our iconic Zeiss planetarium star projector and a presentation using our new state of the art digital projector which creates a stunning full-dome immersive environment, while guiding students through the wonders of the universe.

DeKalb teachers please contact the Fernbank liaison at your school for scheduling information.

Non-Dekalb teachers please call 678-874-7113 or email Audrey_Poole@dekalbschoolsga.org for reservations.

The price for non-DeKalb County students is $4.00 per student. For each fifteen students one teacher or adult chaperone will be admitted without charge. All other adults beyond this number will be charged $5.00. See below for our current planetarium lessons at various grade levels.


December 2015 Planetarium Lessons:

PreK - 3rd Grade 4th - 6th Grade

Let it Snow

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The Longest Night

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Black History Laser Tribute

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Celebrate some of the profound contributions of African-Americans in an exciting new way. Part history lesson and part uplifting musical revival, the Black History Laser Tribute is an unforgettable experience for students of all ages.

Transformative historical events such as the Tuskegee Airmen and Dr. King's landmark “I Have a Dream” address are brought to life using dazzling laser animations. Throughout the program, students participate by singing to musical classics from Louis Armstrong, Cab Calloway, Chuck Berry, Ray Charles, and Aretha Franklin, artists who helped lay the foundation of today's popular music. Video Trailer

Dates for 4th and 5th Grade: January 21, 22, 25, 2016 | Times: 9:30, 10:45 AM

Dates for Middle School: January 21, 22, 25, 2016 | Time: 12:30 PM


Spring Semester 2016 School Planetarium Lessons:

Pre-K, Kindergarten & 1st Grade

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2nd & 3rd Grade

Earth Moon and Sun

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4th Grade

Earth's Wild Ride

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5th & 6th Grade

Force Five

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