Dorrance Planetarium


Newly reopened, the Dorrance Planetarium is the first in the world to offer the NanoSeam dome. This technology allows visitors to full immerse themselves in the recreated gallery of stars and planets. The planetarium takes visitors through a journey through the earth, space, and time, and features the beautiful Arizona night sky. The planetarium is located in the science center and both are popular field trip destinations. Kids love the IMAX films, the exhibits, and the shows, and teachers and home-school parents enjoy the materials the planetarium provides for before and after education off the premises. A set of experienced called Focused Field Trips has been created which is a more in depth opportunity for students and teachers to learn. Basic field trips are still available for those who want to enjoy the experiencing without creating an entire lesson plan. The planetarium is located in Heritage and Science Park in downtown Phoenix. The building is a total of 140,000-square feet and offers plenty of opportunities for learning and discovery. There are four total levels, including the planetarium and Imax Theater. For a great hands on experience with science and space, visit the DorrancePlanetarium.

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