The Scobee Education Center will be closed on April 28, 2017 for Fiesta Friday events.
Scobee Planetarium Public Friday Programs for May, 2017
Each Friday evening, the doors open at 6:00pm with ticket sales in the Lackey & Camp Casper Ticket Booth 30 minutes prior to each presentation. We can support credit card, cash & check sales. Sorry, no debit card sales.
Monday through Thursday the Scobee Planetarium is only open to school and community groups through an advance registration process. Fiesta Friday, April 28 the Scobee Education Center and Scobee Planetarium are closed for the Alamo Colleges District Holiday.
Tickets: $5/adult $4/child, seniors & military with ID, $2/Alamo Colleges personnel and students with current ID
6:30pm "Attack of the Space Pirates" Family presentation with no children age restrictions Parents note: This presentation is "louder" than some of our other children's programming, please, take this into consideration if young children might be sensitive to these types of sounds.
7:30pm The Sky Tonight Live Presentation Children must be 6yrs or older to attend
9:00pm "Black Holes" remastered Children must be 6yrs or older to attend
The Scalan Observatory telescope is only available following the last planetarium program of the evening if weather and staffing permits. The planetarium programs will run as scheduled with doors opening at 6:00pm for the first program. The observatory telescope decision may be made as the evening progresses. There is no fee for this service. The first Friday of each month, weather permitting, the San Antonio Astronomical Association (SAAA) sets up telescopes on the front terrace areas of our center for free viewing of the heavens. This group's participation may replace the Scalan observatory viewing on these nights.
Contact with questions: Scobee Education Center at 210-486-0100
Summer Camps Registration Launched
There are four summer camp programs offered at the Scobee Education Center for the summer of 2017.
The Astronauts in Training camp being held June 12-16 is already filled and a waiting list has been started. There are still spots available in the Cosmic Kids Camp (3-5th Grades) June 26-30, Explorers Camp (6-8 Grades) July 10-14 and Camp Challenger for Girls (6-8 Grade) July 24-28.
Go to this San Antonio College link for these camps and others offered at SAC this summer: http://alamo.edu/sac/summercamps/
GIRLS STEM Summit REGISTRATION IS Now CLOSED! Registration for this event is filled and information will be sent to each registered girl for more details.
Girls in 6th to 12th grades. Our goal is to encourage girls to look beyond the walls of their high schools, their homes, and their imagination to explore the possibilities of careers in STEM fields. We want them to hear from women working in these fields and hear their stories about how they reached their goals of being a successful female working in amazing STEM fields. The day will include a panel of speakers, hands on activities and many more events. Lunch will be provided on this day. Let’s get excited about STEM Ladies!
Sign up today, Space is limited to 75. https://girlsstemsummitsec.eventbrite.com
Educator Mars Day Event May 6th
Teacher appreciation event! Saturday, May 6, 2017 from 9 am-noon teachers and their families are invited to Expedition Mars! Come to the Scobee Education Center and spend a morning investigating Mars activities and get a sample of our new Mars mission. RSVP at https://tinyurl.com/TeachersforMars
Teacher appreciation is two months long at Scobee. Teachers enjoy free Friday night planetarium shows in May and June with Official School ID.