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Group Visits

We are currently offering virtual and small in-person group visits. These are perfect for your Pierce College class or club, pre-K - 12 school group, homeschool group, or other private group.

In-Person Capacity Limits

For in-person visits during Phase 2, we can only accommodate 11 individuals with 6 foot spacing.  If more than one person per household is attending we can accommodate 14 people at a time.

For in-person visits during Phase 3, the maximum capacity is dependent on the size of the parties that make up your group. If you have any questions as to whether or not your group will fit, please contact Hillary Stephens at hstephens@pierce.ctc.edu. Some examples include:

  • 11 individuals
  • 9 parties of 2 = 18 people max
  • 4 parties of 3 + 2 parties of 4 = 20 people max
  • 4 parties of 5 + 2 individuals = 22 people max
  • 2 parties of 7 + 2 parties of 5 = 24 people max
  • 4 parties of 6 = 24 people max

For in-person visits, all visitors are required fill out a Health Check Form and bring the email confirmation with them (print out or electronic is fine), and wear a mask or other face covering at all times while on campus. Please review our in-person conduct expectations before booking.

Virtual Field Trips

Virtual Field Trips to the Science Dome are perfect for your class, homeschool group, club, scout group, etc. No minimum or maximum number of participants, but please limit the students involved to one grade level at a time. We understand some homeschool and split classes may be multiple grades; please just let us know during booking.

Each Virtual Field Trip includes:

Cost is $25 per 40 minute field trip. (Pierce College groups are free.)

The default platform for virtual field trips is Zoom and you will be sent a meeting invite upon booking.  We can also accommodate Teams if you provide us a link.

Please review our virtual field trip conduct expectations before booking.

Schedule your Virtual Field Trip

Pierce College Class, Club or Group

The Pierce College Science Dome is available for your Pierce College class, club, group or department.  You can choose from our list of live presentation topics, fulldome videos (approximately 30 minutes each), bring in your own content, or be creative with using the space.  Contact Hillary Stephens at hstephens@pierce.ctc.edu to discuss options. 

Pierce College activities at the dome are always free.

Please review the maximum capacity notes and conduct expectations before scheduling.

Schedule your Pierce College Group Visit

In-person Field Trip

Take a field trip to the Science Dome with your pre-K - 12 class, homeschool group or other youth group (school club, scouts, etc.).  If your group does not fall into this category, you will need to book a Private Show instead. Each field trip is one hour in length and includes:

Cost is $40.

Please review the maximum capacity notes and conduct expectations before booking.

Schedule your In-Person Field Trip

In-Person Private Show

Bring your small group to an in-person private planetarium show at the Science Dome! Each show is one hour in length and includes:

Cost is $80.

Please review the maximum capacity notes and conduct expectations before booking.

Schedule your In-Person Private Show