1. Customize Your StarLab
Choosing the ideal StarLab experience for your students starts with the dome that fits the size of your group and their level of learning. With our simplified selection process, it’s easy to identify the StarLab that will open up new worlds of learning opportunities for explorers of all ages.
Create Your Experience
StarLab is designed with students in mind — extremely durable and easy to set up with capacities ranging from 25 to more than 100. When choosing your StarLab experience, consider the size of your audience.
The 5 meter dome has a recommended maximum capacity of 37 people. The 6 meter dome can comfortably accommodate up to 50 people, and the 7 meter dome is perfect for large groups of 50 or more.
2. Get It Funded
At StarLab, we believe an educational experience that excites and engages students should never be out of reach. That’s why we offer complementary grant funding services to schools and organizations that need supplemental financial assistance. After you’ve selected your StarLab experience, we can assist you with qualifying for the grant program.
Find Support Here
We have a team dedicated to helping you find the financial assistance you may need to launch your galactic learning experience. Once you’ve qualified for the grant program, our expert staff members will research available grants that match your funding needs. We’ll even write the grant proposal on your behalf so all you need to do is submit it. And it’s all free! We handle the details, while you focus on your primary responsibilities. Contact a StarLab representative to learn how to qualify for this special program.
3. Delivery & Set Up
Everything you need to get your StarLab underway will arrive as part of one shipment. It will include the dome system, curriculum, projector and a fan. As indicated in the instructions, be sure to set up the dome in a room with adequate clearance — including at least 10½ feet ceiling height. Within 15 minutes, your dome can be ready to welcome your students for an awesome learning experience!
Unpack The Journey
Getting prepared for the launch of an extraordinary learning experience is easy. With the instructions provided by StarLab, you can count on having the planetarium set up within minutes. And putting the planetarium away at the end of the day is just as simple. It takes 15 minutes or less to put everything, including the dome, projector and fan, back in their carrying cases.
4. Teaching It
Explore an extensive selection of StarLab curriculum to keep your young audiences captivated. Designed by teachers for teachers, the curriculum covers a wide selection of subject matter, including astronomy, geology, history, weather, mythology and biology. We also offer teaching guides and tools to help you further engage your students.
Discover Inspiring Lessons
The StarLab curriculum has been designed by teachers with the specific needs of teachers in mind. You can be assured that the materials, activities and guides will equip you with what you need to engage your students — without the hours of preparation it would normally take to get started. Get ready to captivate your audience.
5. Expand Your Program
The opportunities to further engage students are endless with the StarLab system. In addition to astronomy, our extensive curriculum includes lessons in history, geography, meteorology and biology. Students will be able to gain a better understanding of topics ranging from solar systems to weather patterns. A StarLab investment continues to pay off for many years.
Explore More Opportunities
With the StarLab program, you have endless opportunities to build upon your learning experiences for years to come. We’ll guide you on new ways to incorporate the StarLab curriculum into your lessons for students at different grade levels. The learning never stops!