K-12 Activities

Kids viewing show
Our shows are typically 1 hour in length. We usually start off with a full-dome produced show of your choosing from the following. For the second half, we can do a live presentation using our immersive planetarium system. This can be something similar to our live shows, Stars of the Alaskan Sky, Scales of the Universe, and Tilted Solstice, or pertain to the topic of the produced show you choose. Keep in mind, our shows are completely customizable. If you have any specific topic you would like us to cover, please don't hesitate to ask. We generally save 10 minutes at the end for questions. Presenters are also available in Biology, Physics, Mathematics and more. Please let us know if you would like a presenter from a specific field.

Click here if you are interested in a Private Show at the UAA Planetarium

Aftershow Activities

We have developed some hands on activities to go along with the shows. Great for large groups of participants who may not be able to all fit inside the UAA Planetarium due to it's limited seating. All materials are provided. 


We also provide an activity created by other institutions. The following are available for aftershow activities with all materials supplied.

Pocket Solar System

Additional Activities

We are expanding our activites to cover many topics. These activties are guided by UAA scientists and students. They are available at no extra charge when you book a private show at the UAA Planetarium. These activities generally take 45-60 minutes. Scheduling is limited. Please contact us for availability.

  • Guided activities in Biology 
    • Guided by Dr. Brandon Briggs (Biological Sciences)
  • Hands-on Chemistry activities
    • Guided by Chemistry students and instructors
  • Activities in Plasma Physics
    • Guided by Dr. Nathaniel Hicks and physics students
  • Interactive tours of Engineering lab and facilities

Brandon Briggs

Dr. Brandon Briggs (Biological Sciences)

Nathaniel Hicks

Dr. Nathanial Hicks (Physics)

More Resources

We have gathered a number of resources that you can use for at-home or in-class learning. Click below to see an array of K-12 activities!

Check out this website for more activites from other sources!