What is the cost of the programs?

The cost for the Challenger Program is $400; the cost for the Planetarium Program is $200. The cost for both programs is $525

What is the maximum amount of students you can accommodate a day?

The maximum amount of students per day is 72

What is the minimum amount of students needed to run a mission?

The minimum amount needed for a full mission is 22

The minimum amount needed for a mini mission is 8

  • Cost is the same
Do you have financial aid?

Yes, more information on financial aid will be posted shortly.

How long are the missions?

Missions generally run about 2 hours

How long is a planetarium show for school groups?

Planetarium shows run about 1.5 hours

What does a typical day look like at the McAuliffe Center?

A typical day at the Center with two programs:

Mission First Group

9:00 – 11:00 Mission
Mission Lunch 11:00 – 12:15
12:15 – 1:30 Planetarium

Planetarium First Group

9:00 – 10:15 Planetarium
Planetarium Lunch 10:15 – 11:15
11:30 – 1:30 Mission


What if we need to alter the times to accommodate our school?

We are very happy to adjust times to accommodate your school’s schedule; we just ask that you inform us at the time you book your visit.

Can we bring our school for just a planetarium show?

Sure, Please fill out the following form and we will be in touch.


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