Cummins Planetarium

The Cummins Planetarium, housed at the Imperial Centre for the Arts & Sciences, first opened its doors in the Spring of 2006, making it the first planetarium in North Carolina to feature a full-dome video projection system. The planetarium features a thirty-foot dome, tilted forward slightly to maximize viewing for audiences of up to 50 people. Admission to all shows is on a first-come, first-served basis. Shows begin promptly, and no late seating or re-admissions are permitted. And remember, planetarium admission is now included with admission to the Children’s Museum & Science Center, so groups can enjoy all the shows they want during their visit!

Contact Info:
Address: 270 Gay Street, Rocky Mount, NC 27084. Edgecombe County. Tel: 252-972-1266. Web: Email: Hrs: Tue.-Sat. 10AM-5PM, Sun. 1-5PM.

Trip Info:
Grade Level: K-8th. Activity Type: Guided Activities. Recomm. Length of Visit: 45 minutes. Cost: Fee. 

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