Design Your Own Adventure

Design Your Own Adventure

Feeling creative? This option allows you to plan your own adventure at the Museum. Curate your trip to meet your group's needs with temporary exhibitions and Planetarium shows.

Do you qualify for scholarship? Scholarships can help pay for bus fuel and access into IMAX, Planetarium, and temporary exhibits. Learn more at


Black holes. Dinosaur fossils. Sparkling gems. Let your imagination run wild in our unforgettable exhibitions.

Permanent exhibitions and Museum entry are free for PreK-12 Schools and PreK-12th grade organized youth groups of 10 or more.

Giant Screen Theater

Great news! We’re renovating our giant screen theater. It will open this December with brand-new upgrades. The Phipps IMAX® Theater will be closed starting July 19, 2022, for these renovations.


Gates Planetarium is a ticket to the universe as your students explore the latest wonders in space exploration during an immersive dome experience. The Planetarium has 118 seats.

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