Yahn Planetarium at Penn State Behrend invites you to schedule a show for your next group or school outing.
Choosing the Program
Build a field trip or group visit that meets your needs by choosing from the list of shows. More than twenty shows, interactive programs, and hands-on activities are available for student or adult groups—making each visit unique. Program content and delivery are customized to meet the audience's learning level, making the planetarium appropriate for almost every age. Group activities, crafts, and program content for school visits are developed using current Pennsylvania Academic Standards and other curriculum requirements.
Group Size and Rates
Most groups receive the group rate of $2.50 per child and $3.50 per adult. Where applicable, one adult for every five children will receive complimentary admission. Charged groups must meet a minimum fee of $45.
Schools during the regular school year (fall to spring) can receive FREE admission.
Please inform us in advance if lunch facilities will be needed.
To schedule your group outing to Yahn Planetarium, please complete the Youth Education Outreach Field Trips form. If you have additional questions, contact Planetarium Director Jim Gavio at 814-898-7268 or [email protected] before submitting your request.
*** In the blank text fields on the form, please provide the name of the show that suits your interests and needs, three preferred dates and times for your visit, your group's address, and any other information you would like to share to ensure a successful program.
Unless prior arrangements have been made, payment is due the day of your visit. The cost at the group rate is $2.50 per student and $3.50 per adult ($45 minimum). We can accept Visa, MasterCard, cash, or check. Please make checks payable to Penn State Behrend and mark "Planetarium" in the memo.
Virtual Planetarium Visits
You can request a virtual group visit to the Yahn Planetarium. Your visit could include current events in astronomy and space science, a view of the current night sky, and more. Please submit your virtual visit request online.