SUN 'n FUN Aerospace Expo - March 31 - April 5, 2020

Planetarium 2019-11-14T18:11:45+00:00



Enhance your educational vision with a visit from our Portable Planetarium at your school. Please review the information provided below before you register for a visit.

Portable Planetarium Requirements

  • Your school MUST have an indoor location for the Portable Planetarium that meets the requirements in the next bullet point.
  • The dome requires a 25’ square footprint, it is 11’ tall, and requires electricity. Your indoor location must meet these specifications.
  • Seats approximately 25 – 30 people at a time.
  • The teacher must be present inside the Planetarium during presentations.
  • Presentations can be scheduled for anywhere between 20 – 30 minutes.
  • Projections currently available consist of; constellations, solar system and weather.
  • Available only for grade levels 2nd – 12th grade.
  • STEM curriculum for a variety of subjects and grade levels can be provided upon request (three weeks advanced notice needed)

Portable Planetarium Fees

  • Our Portable Planetarium is FREE to Polk County Schools.
  • Out of County fees
    • $150 set up fee
    • $50 additional staff member fee
    • .50 per mile to and from the Aerospace Center for Excellence
    • When you receive a confirmation email you will receive an invoice with the total.
    • Please make checks payable to the Aerospace Center for Excellence.

Registration Information

  • The portable planetarium is available on Wednesdays depending on availability.
  • Time Availability
    • The time slots you decide on depend on how many students you would like to participate (20 minute per presentation)
    • Available time blocks are either 10:00 – 12:00 OR 1:00 – 3:00
  • You must provide a planetarium presentation schedule for your class or classes for our ACE team to plan accordingly. 

You will receive an email after our ACE team has received your Registration with a confirmation date.

Please contact us at if you have any questions.


Portable Planetarium Registration

  • Is your school a Polk County School or a school outside of Polk County. Out of County Fees apply, see "Planetarium Fees" on website for specifications.
  • Requested Dates

    Please provide us with three different dates (Wednesdays only) for your Portable Planetarium visit.
  • 10:00 - 12:00 or 1:00 - 3:00
    Please select the projection you would like for your portal planetarium visit.
  • Please list your presentation schedule for our visit. Example: Class 1 - 9:00-9:20 Class 2 - 9:30-9:50 Class 3 - 10:00-10:20 Class 4 - 10:30-10:50 Class 5 - 11:00-11:20 Class 6 - 11:30-11:50