Plan an unforgettable field trip!
Explore space at one of our planetarium shows, ride the train, and end with a picnic lunch.
Choose between 30-minute shows, depending on your class's age range. Each show also includes a demonstration and brief Q&A at the end.
This 30-45 minute trip takes you through Quartz Canyon, into a snow tunnel, past our roundhouse, and more. Each ride includes a presentation of the gospel: the good news of salvation through Jesus Christ.
Bring your own picnic lunches and eat at our outdoor pavilion.
You can book a field trip Tuesday—Saturday, 10am—4pm.
We recommend you allow 2 to 2.5 hours for your field trip.
Total Length of Trip: 2 - 2.5 hours
Planetarium Show: 45 minutes (includes demonstration and Q&A)
Train Ride: 45 minutes
Lunch: 30 minutes
Gift Shop: 20 minutes
At least one adult is required for every 15 children.
Groups must have a minimum of 15 people, and a maximum of 90 people.
Bring your own picnic lunch, and enjoy it at our picnic pavilion! A large charcoal grill, serving table, and seating for 80 are all available here. Or, if you'd prefer, meals may be available from our Dining Hall upon request.
When your group arrives, you can drive straight to the planetarium parking lot. Staff will be in the parking lot or planetarium lobby to welcome you.
Instead of charging a set fee, we recommend a $10 donation per person.
Purchase a variety of meteorites, rocks, minerals, and Sunrise memorabilia. Many items are available for under $10, perfect for school groups. A visit to the gift shop is available upon request.
Accessible restrooms are available at our train depot, but are not yet available in the planetarium.
A limited number of spots are available for anyone using a wheelchair, along with their attendant. Please reserve this seating in advance to ensure you have a spot.
Our caboose is specially designed for wheelchairs! Spots are limited, so please call to reserve a seat in advance. Seating for an attendant is reserved next to each wheelchair space.
Ready to Schedule?
Be ready with the number of students and chaperones attending and one or two days when you are able to come. (We're usually available Monday - Saturday, 10am-4pm).
Day-Of Field Trip Reminders
When you arrive, you can park in the planetarium parking lot. Staff will be available in the parking lot or lobby to give your group instructions.
If you're bringing lunch, you can leave it in your vehicle(s) during the planetarium show. You'll be able to pick up lunches (and any gift shop money) after the show, on your way to the next activity.