Grade 10 Field Trips

Available Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays

Planetarium Shows

Cosmology 101
How did it all begin? What is the Big Bang Theory and what does this theory suggest about an end to our universe? Are there universes other than the one we live in? How do scientists even attempt to answer these mind-blowing questions? We’ll talk about some of the biggest questions about the creation and future of the universe. Your students will leave with even more questions to explore.

Phantom of the Universe: The Hunt for Dark Matter
Discover more about dark matter, from the Big Bang, to the theorizing of dark matter’s existence, to its anticipated discovery at the Large Hadron Collider. Finally, learn about the role of scientists associated with Vancouver-based TRIUMF in current scientific break-throughs.

See stars like you’ve never seen them before. We will take you on a visually stunning journey through the life of a star, from its birth in a stellar nursery to the majestic pulse of a neutron star. 

Feature Planetarium Show
Check our feature show to see how it can support your student’s learning. (Note: feature shows are screened for approximately 6 months.)

GroundStation Canada Shows

Planet Hunters
Discover more about planet hunting techniques astronomers use and their quest to find signs of life in the universe.

Colour of Fire
Polaris, our North Star, is made mostly of hydrogen. Have you ever wondered how astronomers obtain such detailed information about stars which are so far away? This blazing 20-minute presentation demonstrates the use of spectroscopy and how it applies to astronomy. 

Cosmic Glue
Hold onto your seats! We'll discuss Newton's and Einstein's perspectives on gravity and how astronomers use gravity to study the universe. 

Science of the Impossible
Humans have tackled some pretty incredible challenges in space. Discover more about how math turns the science of the impossible into science of the possible.

Cosmic Courtyard Exhibit Space

Visit our space-themed, hands-on 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.

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.

The formation of the universe can be explained by the Big Bang Theory. 

Formation of the universe including: the Big Bang Theory and the components of the universe over time.
Astronomical data and collection methods: different data types are collected and analyzed as evidence to support theories about the universe. 

Curricular Competencies Include:

Questioning and predicting
 - Demonstrate a sustained intellectual curiosity about a scientific topic or problem of personal interest.
Planning and conducting
 - Use knowledge of scientific concepts to draw conclusions that are consistent with evidence.
 - Consider the changes in knowledge over time as tools and technologies have developed.
Applying and innovating
 - Consider the role of scientists in innovation.
 - Express and reflect on a variety of experiences, perspectives and worldviews through place. 

Program Options

(Times below include a lunch break.)

Two Planetarium Shows, GroundStation Canada & Cosmic Courtyard exhibit space $20.90
- Pick Two: Cosmology 101, Phantom of the Universe, Stars or Feature Show (Planetarium)
- Cosmic Glue or Planet Hunters or Colour of Fire (GroundStation Canada)
- Cosmic Courtyard exhibit space
(approximately 3 hours and 30 minutes)

Planetarium Show, Two GroundStation Canada & Cosmic Courtyard exhibit space​ $18.00
- Cosmology 101 or Phantom of the Universe or Stars or Feature Show (Planetarium)
- Pick Two: Cosmic Glue, Planet Hunters or Colour of Fire (GroundStation Canada)
- Cosmic Courtyard exhibit space
(approximately 3 hours) 

Planetarium Show, GroundStation Canada & Cosmic Courtyard exhibit space $13.40
- Cosmology 101 or Phantom of the Universe or Stars or Feature Show (Planetarium)
- Cosmic Glue or Planet Hunters or Colour of Fire (GroundStation Canada)
- Cosmic Courtyard exhibit space
(approximately 2 hours and 30 minutes) 

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