The TXMOST Discovery Dome mobile planetarium comes to you! Instead of reserving a school bus, our astronomy educator will travel to your school or event venue, and set up our mobile planetarium. The Discovery Dome is available throughout the year on a first come first served basis. We are available Monday through Sunday from 8 am to 9 pm. Note that there is an added fee of $75 for appointments after 6 pm and on weekends.
The planetarium dome holds about 45 children (plus two adults) or 30 adults per show. We provide the dome, all visual and audio equipment, and an astronomy educator. During the school day, each TEKS-aligned show usually lasts 45 minutes, including time to enter and leave the dome. For evening or public events, we have shorter presentations of 20-30 minutes.
The TXMOST Discovery Dome mobile planetarium needs to be set up inside, in an area at least 25′ x 25′ x 13′ high.
Pricing for reservations is as follows:
Schools, Libraries and Non-Profit Organizations
|2 hours (3 40-min presentations)||$350|
|Half day = 3 hours (4 45-min presentations)||$450|
|Full day = 6 hours (8 45-min presentations)||$750|
|Each additional hour||$100|
|Includes 25 mile round trip from TXMOST in Cedar Park
(additional mileage $1.00 per mile)
|Evening (after 6 pm) and weekend Surcharge||$75|
Mobile planetarium appointments must be set up at least 2 weeks in advance. After selecting a date, please fill out our Reservation Form (download here) and fax (801-642-7902), scan and email to firstname.lastname@example.org, or mail this form to:
Texas Museum of Science & Technology
Mobile Planetarium Program
1220 Toro Grande Dr
Cedar Park, TX 78613
To ensure your date, you may call us at 512-961-5333 and we will tentatively block off your date on the calendar. Your reservation is not confirmed until we receive your Reservation Form.
For more information, contact
Mobile Planetarium Coordinator
Phone: (512) 961-5333