Plan Your Field Trip

Shows

Each show includes a demonstration, the show itself, and a brief Q&A at the end.

Train

Take a ride on the scenic C&S Railroad! This trip takes guests through Quartz Canyon, into a snow tunnel, past the roundhouse, and more. Each ride includes a presentation of the gospel: the good news of salvation through Jesus Christ.

Lunch

Bring your own picnic lunch and eat at our outdoor pavilion.

Length of Field Trip
We recommend you allow at least 2.5 to 3 hours for your field trip.
Total Length of Trip: 2.5 - 3 hours
Planetarium Shows: 45 minutes each (includes demonstration and Q&A)
Train Ride: 45 minutes
Lunch: 20 minutes
Chaperones

At least one adult is required for every 15 children.

Group Size

Groups must have a minimum of 15 people.

Lunch
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.
Pricing
There is no set cost for field trips. Instead, we recommend a $5/person donation.
Arrival and Parking

When your group arrives, you can drive straight to the planetarium parking lot. Staff will be in the parking lot or planetarium lobby to meet you and give instructions about what to do next.

Sunrise Store
Purchase a variety of meteorites, rocks, fossils, and Sunrise memorabilia. Many items are available for under $10, perfect for school groups.
Accessibility
Restrooms
Handicapped accessible restrooms are available at our train depot, but are not yet available in the planetarium.
Theater Seating
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.
Railroad Rides
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.

Book Your Visit

Be ready with the number of students and chaperones attending and one or two days when you are able to come (we're available Monday - Friday, 9am-4pm).
Then call us at 706-337-3394 to book your field trip!

Day-Of Field Trip Reminders

Arrival

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.

Lunch

If you're bringing lunch, just collect lunches in a box and drop them off with any staff member. Lunches will be delivered to the picnic pavilion so you don't have to keep track of them.

Show Guides

Wondering what your students will learn, or how to review afterwards? Check out our free show guides! Each guide gives a simple outline of the learning material in the show. Feel free to use these guides to get your students excited or to recap what they've learned the next day!