Discovery Dome

Experience New Worlds - Without Leaving Earth!

Need to find a new way to explain the solar system to your class?

Want to see the inside of a cell, but don’t have the equipment?

Would you love to show your students a volcano up close?

If you answered YES to any of these questions, the Discovery Dome is for YOU!

Full-Dome Films Take Audiences On Incredible Adventures!

Whether it’s soaring through the galaxy or driving monster trucks on the moon, The Discovery Dome takes audiences on a journey not possible anywhere else.

Our portable inflatable dome theater brings stars, planets, dinosaurs, volcanoes, tornadoes, DNA and much more to your school or group - with over 30 different films to choose from! Scripts and preview videos on DVD are available for many of the shows. Most shows offer Spanish versions as well!

Each full-dome film or live presentation lasts 30 minutes, and you may choose several presentations in the same visit. Extended and late scheduling hours are also available.

New Shows For 2014-2015!

Download the Discovery Dome brochure to see descriptions for our new and returning shows – we have something for every age. Lists of correlating TEKS objectives by grade level are also available for each show!

See the Discovery Dome in action!

The students above are about to enter the Discovery Dome! View photos from their recent Discovery Dome school program. 
Click here to preview our shows. 

Correlating TEKS Included in Every Program Booked!

Download TEKS objectives lists for each Discovery Dome show at the links below.

Middle School
High School


Booking Discovery Dome? Pair with other programs in an Outreach Package!
Complement your journey to outer space with a presentation of Docents To Go: Astronomy and the all-new Science Start: Space in the Space Exploration package! Continue your study of geology and Earth’s processes with a Chevron Earth Science on Wheels Know Your Rocks program and a Docents To Go: Rocks and Minerals class in the Geology Jam package!

After taking a look at the starry night over the Lone Star State, continue your study of Texas with the Traversing Texas package! This includes programs on Texas wildlife, Native Americans, migration patterns, and energy resources (available in Fall 2015). Add on a ConocoPhillips Science On Stage Motion Commotion program and a Chevron Earth Science on Wheels alternative energy program (available Fall 2015) to experience the Technological Wonders package!

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Half Day - $425

3 hours / up to 5 sessions

Full Day - $525

5 hours / up to 9 sessions

Extended Day - $625

7 hours /  up to 13 sessions

There is a mileage fee for locations more than 20 miles from the Museum. See Outreach Policies.

Capacity:Approximately 40 audience members per presentation, depending on age level and size of Dome booked.
Ages: Grades Pre-K - Adult


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