ECSU Kahn Planetarium

The Elizabeth City State University Kahn Planetarium offers a variety of educational programs for all grade levels to enjoy free of charge in their state-of-the-art planetarium. The youngest learners will enjoy shows like “The Little Star That Could,” a story that follows a newborn star on his quest through supernovas and planets to find his name. Learn about Cosmic Catastrophes and explore the causes of dinosaur extinction linked to space events and experience the awe of a bright comet lighting the sky with its brilliant tail. Educational videos on physics, astronomy, and history are also available. 

Contact Info: 
Address: 1704 Weeksville Road, Elizabeth City, NC 27909. Pasquotank County. Tel: 252-335-3759. Web: Email: Hours: Mon.-Fri. 8AM-5PM; reservation only. 

Trip Info:
Grade Level: All grades. Activity Type: Guided Activities. Recomm. Length of Visit: 30-60 minutes. Cost: Free. 

Lesson Plan To Enrich This Class Trip

Planetarium Lesson Plan

Planetariums are theaters that present educational and entertaining shows about outer space. Some planetariums even have shows that focus on history in relation to earth science. Groups can see a multimedia presentation of the night sky on a dome-shaped projection on the ceiling of the theater.... Continue