Illinois State University Planetarium

Visit the planetarium at Illinois State University to enjoy a show, lecture, or a hands-on educational program. Sky lectures are live shows, during which groups might learn about astronomy, the sun, or scientific concepts such as "twinkling" and star colors. During the program, groups might learn how to use a star map, or how to identify stars, constellations, and planets in the night sky. Presentations at the planetarium include programs about comets, constellations and mythology, and exciting stories about the solar system for younger children.
Contact Info
Address: College Avenue, Normal, IL 61790. McLean County. Tel: 309-438-5007. Website: Hrs: By appointment.
Trip Info
Grade Level: All grades. Activity Type: Day Trips, Guided Activities, Performances. Recomm. Length of Visit: 2-3 hours. Cost: Fee.
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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