Classes

Classes - Jenks Planetarium

Explore the night sky with our engaging, awe-inspiring shows! The Jenks Public School District is excited to bring you the Jenks Planetarium! Housed on the 3rd floor in the new Dr. Kirby A. Lehman Center for the Study of Math and Science Center on the Jenks High School Campus is a 50-foot, 120-seat SciDome high definition planetarium. With it you will see the sky as you've never seen it before. See planets up close. Fly to distant stars and galaxies. Even rediscover our very own earth in ways never thought possible. From a complex black hole to the simplicity of a constellation, audiences will walk away with a new understanding of our cosmos. Shows will range from the young to the older young-at-heart. All shows last approximately 50 minutes.

Private groups are welcomed. These groups can range from scout groups, birthday parties or business seminars. Contact Dan Zielinski at dan.zielinski@jenksps.org OR 918-299-4415, ext. 3307, for information and scheduling of groups and special events. 

You may reserve an admission for a Planetarium show one of the following ways:

  • Online with a credit card.  $5 per show. See below.
  • Call our Community Education office at 918-298-0340 with a credit card. $5 per show.
  • Visit our Community Education office with a credit card, cash or check. $5 per show.
  • Pay with check or credit card (Discover/Mastercard/Visa) at the door prior to show time, if seating is available.  $7 per show. NO CASH ACCEPTED AT DOOR.
Doors to the Planetarium open approximately 30 minutes prior to listed show time. Tickets will not be issued at time of purchase. You do not need to show proof of purchase. Your name will appear on a list at the door and checked off upon entry to the show. General seating. No food or drink is allowed in the Planetarium.


Parking is available on both the East and the West sides of the building. 
Please download map below.

DOWNLOADS AVAILABLE

How to Use My Telescope - September 6, 2016 - 8:30pm
  • Product Code: 16FA200
  • Dates: 9/6/2016 - 9/6/2016
  • Times: Tuesday, 8:30pm - 9:30pm
  • Location: Jenks Planetarium

Do you have a telescope but don't get it out because it doesn't seem to work? Bring it to the planetarium this night and together we will learn about the telescope and how it operates. We will then take them to the roof-top observation deck and practice our new skills! This show is weather permitting. Please dress for the weather. The target audience for How to Use My Telescope is ages 10 to adult. This show is held at the Jenks Planetarium, Jenks High School, Dr. Kirby A. Lehman Center for the Study of Math and Science Center, 3rd Floor. Elevator available. General Seating. 1 show.

Price:  $5.00

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The Summer Sky - September 13, 2016 - 7:00pm
  • Product Code: 16FA201
  • Dates: 9/13/2016 - 9/13/2016
  • Times: Tuesday, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
  • Location: Jenks Planetarium

The short summer nights doesn't last very long to view one of the busiest skies of the year. From swans to eagles to scorpions to centaurs, the summer sky is filled with myth. Come learn the stories behind these constellations and how they are all related to our Milky Way! Weather permitting this show includes stargazing on the roof-top observation deck! Please dress for the weather. The target audience age for The Summer Sky is 8 years to adult. This show is held at the Jenks Planetarium, Jenks High School, Dr. Kirby A. Lehman Center for the Study of Math and Science Center, 3rd Floor. Elevator available. General Seating. 1 show.

Price:  $5.00

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My House Has Stars - September 20, 2016 - 7:00pm
  • Product Code: 16FA202
  • Dates: 9/20/2016 - 9/20/2016

  • NEW SHOW!
  • Times: Tuesday, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
  • Location: Jenks Planetarium

People all over the world live in many different styles of houses. Some live in houseboats. Some in huts of mud. Others still in tall skyscrapers. No matter where you live though, your house has stars! Based on the book by the same name, this story introduces both houses and stars from places and cultures all over the planet. The target audience age for My House Has Stars is ages 6 to Adult. This show is held at the Jenks Planetarium, Jenks High School, Dr. Kirby A. Lehman Center for the Study of Math and Science Center, 3rd Floor. Elevator available. General Seating. 1 show.

Price:  $5.00

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Compass, Calendar, Clock - September 27, 2016 - 7pm
  • Product Code: 16FA203
  • Dates: 9/27/2016 - 9/27/2016
  • Times: Tuesday, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
  • Location: Jenks Planetarium

As our ancients learned, the sky is not just a thing of beauty... its the ruler for the position of our planet. Understanding how our planet is aligned with the distance stars allows anyone to use the sky as a compass, a calendar and a clock. Come learn how to use the sky yourself! The target audience age for Compass, Calendar, Clock is 10 years to adult. This show is held at the Jenks Planetarium, Jenks High School, Dr. Kirby L. Lehman Center for the Study of Math & Science Building, 3rd Floor. Elevator available. General Seating. 1 show.

Price:  $5.00

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Earth, Moon and Sun - October 4, 2016 - 7:00pm
  • Product Code: 16FA204
  • Dates: 10/4/2016 - 10/4/2016
  • Times: Tuesday, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
  • Location: Jenks Planetarium

Coyote has a razor-sharp wit, but he's a little confused about what he sees in the sky. Join this amusing character (adapted from American Indian oral traditions) in a fast-paced and fun show that explores lunar phases, eclipses and other puzzles. The target audience age for Earth, Moon and Sun is 12 years and younger. This show is held at the Jenks Planetarium, Jenks High School, Dr. Kirby L. Lehman Center for the Study of Math & Science Building, 3rd Floor. Elevator available. General Seating. 1 show.

Price:  $5.00

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How to Use My Telescope - October 11, 2016 - 8:30pm
  • Product Code: 16FA205
  • Dates: 10/11/2016 - 10/11/2016
  • Times: Tuesday, 8:30pm - 9:30pm
  • Location: Jenks Planetarium

Do you have a telescope but don't get it out because it doesn't seem to work? Bring it to the planetarium this night and together we will learn about the telescope and how it operates. We will then take them to the roof-top observation deck and practice our new skills! This show is weather permitting. Please dress for the weather. The target audience for How to Use My Telescope is ages 10 to adult. This show is held at the Jenks Planetarium, Jenks High School, Dr. Kirby A. Lehman Center for the Study of Math and Science Center, 3rd Floor. Elevator available. General Seating. 1 show.

Price:  $5.00

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Animals of the Sky - October 18, 2016 - 7:00pm
  • Product Code: 16FA206
  • Dates: 10/18/2016 - 10/18/2016
  • Times: Tuesday, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
  • Location: Jenks Planetarium

A young girl, Delphina, finds herself in an unfortunate incident and gets helps from the unexpected Animals of the Sky. Come experience her story and discover how the stars can be connected to create real life animals! The target audience age for Animals of the Sky is 3 to 10 years. This show is held at the Jenks Planetarium, Jenks High School, Dr. Kirby L. Lehman Center for the Study of Math & Science Building, 3rd Floor. Elevator available. General Seating. 1 show.

Price:  $5.00

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Fractal Exploration - October 25, 2016 - 7:00pm
  • Product Code: 16FA207
  • Dates: 10/25/2016 - 10/25/2016

  • NEW SHOW!
  • Times: Tuesday, 8:00pm - 9:00pm
  • Location: Jenks Planetarium

Fractals are all around us. Come see into a new dimension as the beauty and secrets of fractals are revealed. The target audience age for Fractal Exploration is for ages 12 and up This show is held at the Jenks Planetarium, Jenks High School, Dr. Kirby L. Lehman Center for the Study of Math & Science Building, 3rd Floor. Elevator available. General Seating. 1 show.

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Spacepark 360 - November 1, 2016 - 7:00pm
  • Product Code: 16FA208
  • Dates: 11/1/2016 - 11/1/2016
  • Times: Tuesday,7:00pm - 8:00pm
  • Location: Jenks Planetarium

Sometimes its just fun to dream! Like what would it be like to ride carnival rides or even roller coasters in space. That dream is fulfilled with this virtual full-dome roller coaster simulations! Warning: May cause motion sickness. The target audience age for Spacepark 360 is 3 years to adult. This show is held at the Jenks Planetarium, Jenks High School, Dr. Kirby A. Lehman Center for the Study of Math and Science Center, 3rd Floor. Elevator available. General Seating. 1 show.

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Nanocam: A Big Look at Microscopic Life - November 8, 2016 - 7:00pm
  • Product Code: 16FA209
  • Dates: 11/8/2016 - 11/8/2016

  • NEW SHOW!
  • Times: Tuesday, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
  • Location: Jenks Planetarium

Inside the dome of galaxies we'll look at the universe of the incredibly small. As swarms of worlds and entire beings are living inside your very body. Come see the small on the big screen!The target audience age for Nanocam: A Big Look at Microscopic Life is 10 years to adult. This show is held at the Jenks Planetarium, Jenks High School, Dr. Kirby A. Lehman Center for the Study of Math and Science Center, 3rd Floor. Elevator available. General Seating. 1 show.

Price:  $5.00

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My House Has Stars - November 15, 2016 - 7:00pm
  • Product Code: 16FA210
  • Dates: 11/15/2016 - 11/15/2016

  • NEW SHOW!
  • Times: Tuesday, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
  • Location: Jenks Planetarium

People all over the world live in many different styles of houses. Some live in houseboats. Some in huts of mud. Others still in tall skyscRapers. No matter where you live though, your house has stars! Based on the book by the same name, this story introduces both houses and stars from places and cultures all over the planet. The target audience age for My House Has Stars is ages 6 to Adult. This show is held at the Jenks Planetarium, Jenks High School, Dr. Kirby A. Lehman Center for the Study of Math and Science Center, 3rd Floor. Elevator available. General Seating. 1 show.

Price:  $5.00

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Passport to the Universe - November 22, 2016 - 7:00pm
  • Product Code: 16FA211
  • Dates: 11/22/2016 - 11/22/2016
  • Times: Tuesday, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
  • Location: Jenks Planetarium

"We are star stuff!" Join narrator Tom Hanks on a trip through the universe like never before. Learn our true cosmic address, discover just how small we really are and learn that we truly have come from the stars. The target audience age for Passport to the Universe is 10 years to adult. This show is held at the Jenks Planetarium, Jenks High School, Dr. Kirby A. Lehman Center for the Study of Math and Science Center, 3rd Floor. Elevator available. General Seating. 1 show.

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Spaceship T.A.T.U.M. - November 29, 2016 - 7:00pm
  • Product Code: 16FA212
  • Dates: 11/29/2016 - 11/29/2016
  • Times: Tuesday, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
  • Location: Jenks Planetarium

Join robot pilot T.A.T.U.M. as we fly through the Solar System to visit the planets. We'll study each one and learn wonderful information about each. Don't worry, well have you back before bed time! The target audience age for Spaceship T.A.T.U.M. is 3 to 10 years. This show is held at the Jenks Planetarium, Jenks High School, Dr. Kirby A. Lehman Center for the Study of Math and Science Center, 3rd Floor. Elevator available. General Seating. 1 show.

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The Autumn Sky - December 6, 2016 - 8:00pm
  • Product Code: 16FA213
  • Dates: 12/6/2016 - 12/6/2016
  • Times: Tuesday, 8:00pm - 9:00pm
  • Location: Jenks Planetarium

Explore our night sky as never before! Take a tour of the skies and discover the constellations, planets, nebulae, and other stunning night sky objects that can be seen in the night sky. Spectacular video imagery will bring viewers up close to black holes, star-forming nebulae, and more, showing the newest discoveries in astrophysics while instilling a sense of wonder about our universe. Weather permitting this show includes stargazing on the roof-top observation deck! Please dress for the weather. The target audience age for The Autumn Sky is 8 years to adult. This show is held at the Jenks Planetarium, Jenks High School, Dr. Kirby L. Lehman Center for the Study of Math & Science Building, 3rd Floor. Elevator available. General Seating. 1 show.

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Oasis in Space - December 13, 2016 - 7:00pm
  • Product Code: 16FA214
  • Dates: 12/13/2016 - 12/13/2016
  • Times: Tuesday, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
  • Location: Jenks Planetarium

Earth is our Oasis In Space! A planet full of life sustaining water. Are there other Oasis in our Solar System? Are there other places that can harbor life? The target audience age for Oasis in Space is 10 years to adult. This show is held at the Jenks Planetarium, Jenks High School, Dr. Kirby L. Lehman Center for the Study of Math & Science Building, 3rd Floor. Elevator available. General Seating. 1 show.

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