Merrillville Community Planetarium
Bringing the Universe to the Merrillville Schools and Northwest Indiana

Browse Group Shows

TitleGradesort iconLength (minutes)Teacher Guide?Synopsis
Introduction to the Planetarium0/Kdg - 1st grade45-50YesIntroduces the planetarium and the day and night sky
Wilbear's Adventure0/Kdg - 3rd Grade50NoWilbear is a teddy bear who learns about the history & science of flight
Earth is a Planet1st - 2nd grade50YesEarth as a planet: the atmosphere, water, land, and life
Exploring the Sky1st - 5th grade60NoStars, planets, moon, constellations; earns badge for young scouts
Larry Cat in Space1st - adult60YesA family show about a cat that follows its owner to the moon
How Do We Explore Space?1st grade50YesExploring space by using our eyes, telescopes, and spacecraft
MoonWitch2nd - adult50NoAfter hearing Halloween stories, a young girl learns about the moon
Current Sky and Solar System2nd - adult60YesConstellations; sky motion; a trip to the North Pole; tour of the planets
Sun and Earth, The2nd grade55YesStars; Earth orbits the sun; cause of day and night, seasons
Sun's Family, The3rd - 4th grade60YesCovers the sun, planets, moons, asteroids, and comets
Moon, The3rd - 4th grade60YesBasic information about the moon, phases, and eclipses
Flying the Space Shuttle3rd - 4th grade60NoHow the shuttle works and what it does in space; historic missions
Adventures Along the Spectrum3rd - 5th grade60NoProfessor Photon explains light and the electromagnetic spectrum
Water Planet, The4th - 5th grade60NoThe atmosphere, water, land, and life of Earth; basic geology
Our Star, the Sun4th - 5th grade60YesAbout stars and the sun; how the sun affects our planet
Satellites and Space Probes4th - 5th grade60YesTypes of satellites; rockets; space probes sent to the planets
Man and the Moon, Part 15th - 6th grade60YesInformation learned about the moon prior to spaceflight
Man and the Moon, Part 25th - 6th grade60YesNew knowledge about the moon from lunar probes and astronauts
Inner Solar System, The5th - 6th grade60NoMercury, Venus, Earth, Mars and the asteroid belt
Outer Solar System, The5th - 6th grade60NoJupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune, Pluto, and comets