Grade 1 Field Trips

Available Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays.

Planetarium Show

Our Night Sky
The night sky is full of observable patterns and cycles. Constellations change with the seasons; planets become visible and even the length of the night changes. We will introduce local patterns that occur in the sky; the appearance of the moon and stars at night, seasonal constellations, the Sun, and how they affect living things.

GroundStation Canada Shows

Day in Space 
Introduce your students to the world of the International Space Station (ISS) where astronauts live and work. This live science show addresses the differences between living and working on Earth versus the microgravity environment of the ISS.

Think Like a Scientist 
What does an astronomer do and how do they make their discoveries? Students will be introduced to the scientific method and discover how astronomers use observation, questioning, predicting and analyzing to make new discoveries.

This program is a great way to introduce the curricular competencies in a real-world application.

Hands-on Workshops

Secrets of the Sky
Students identify how animals, plants and humans react to the similarities and differences between day, night and the seasons. They will also make a sky-inspired, take-home craft.

This Little Light of Mine 
What is light and how do astronomers make use of its properties? Students will experiment with different tools and use observation and questioning skills to develop a better understanding of the properties of light and sources of natural and artificial light.

Cosmic Courtyard Exhibit Space

Visit our space-themed, hands-one exhibit space. Students can enjoy a range of activities like morphing themselves into an alien, touching a Moon rock, trying to lift a meteorite and building a Mars rover. We suggest you bring several adult helpers to assist in reading and interpreting exhibits for younger children.

Curriculum Connections

Programs are framed around key inquiry questions and provide opportunities for students to apply curricular competencies such as observation and questioning while developing a more in-depth understanding of key content areas. We are committed to a respectful and holistic approach to Indigenous knowledge by acknowledging the First Peoples' Principles of Learning.

Observable patterns and cycles occur in the local sky and landscape.
Light and sound can be produced and their properties can be changed.

Natural and artificial sources of light.
Properties of light depend on their source and the objects with which they interact.
Common objects of the sky.
The knowledge of First Peoples.

Curriculum Competencies include:

Questioning and predicting
 - Demonstrate curiosity and a sense of wonder about the world.
Planning and conducting
 - Safely manipulate materials to test ideas and predictions.
Processing and analyzing data and information
- Compare observations with predictions through discussion.
 - Consider some consequences of their actions on the environment.
 - Communicate observations and ideas using oral or written language, drawing, or role play.

Program Options

(Times below include a lunch break)

Planetarium Show, GroundStation Canada, Workshop & Cosmic Courtyard exhibit space $17.75
- Our Night Sky (Planetarium)
- Day in Space or Think Like a Scientist (GroundStation Canada)
- Secrets of the Sky or This Little Light of Mine (Workshop)
(approximately 3 hours and 30 minutes)

Planetarium Show, GroundStation Canada & Cosmic Courtyard exhibit space $13.40
- Our Night Sky (Planetarium)
- Day in Space or Think Like a Scientist (GroundStation Canada)
(approximately 2 hours 30 minutes)

Planetarium Show, Workshop & Cosmic Courtyard exhibit space $13.15
- Our Night Sky (Planetarium)
- Secrets of the Sky or This Little Light of Mine (Workshop)
(approximately 3 hours)

Planetarium Show & Cosmic Courtyard exhibit space $8.80
- Our Night Sky (Planetarium)
(approximately 2 hours) 

Looking for other options?
Contact [email protected] or 604.738.7827 ext. 241 to discuss all package options.

All costs are per person (students and adults). One adult admission free with every four students. Additional adults pay the same discounted rate as students.

Group Size
Minimum group size is 15 paid students. Maximum group sizes apply to workshops as space is limited.

Book your program

Email (Please include the name of your school, dates and the programs you are interested in.)
Call:  604.738.7827 ext. 241
Fax:  604.736.5665

Are your students still looking for more science and astronomy programming? 
Try our Virtual Field Trip or arrange a visit of our Portable Planetarium