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Classes - Jenks Planetarium

The Jenks School District is excited to bring you the Jenks Planetarium! Housed on the 3rd floor in the new Math and Science Building on Central 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, any audience 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 a seat  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 cash or check at the door prior to show time, if seating is available.  $7 per show.
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. 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

Spaceship T.A.T.U.M. - Mar 31, 2015 - 7pm
  • Product Code: 15SP207
  • Dates: 3/31/2015 - 3/31/2015
  • Times: Tuesday, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
  • Location: Jenks Planetarium

Spaceship T.A.T.U.M. for ages 3 to 8 years old. 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! This show is held at Central Campus, Math & Science Building, 3rd Floor. 1 show.

Price:  $5.00

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Astrology: A Story of You - April 7, 2015 - 7pm
  • Product Code: 15SP208
  • Dates: 4/7/2015 - 4/7/2015
  • Times: Tuesday, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
  • Location: Jenks Planetarium

Astrology: A Story of You for ages 12 - Adult. Many know their zodiac sign but few know what it means. This show will introduce you to the history of Astrology and the stories it told. Learn how the ancient astrologers wrote a story of you! This show is held at Central Campus, Math & Science Building, 3rd Floor. 1 show.

Price:  $5.00

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Earth, Moon and Sun - April 14, 2015 - 7pm
  • Product Code: 15SP209
  • Dates: 4/14/2015 - 4/14/2015
  • Times: Tuesday, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
  • Location: Jenks Planetarium

Earth, Moon and Sun for ages 3 to 8 years old. 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. This show is held at Central Campus, Math & Science Building, 3rd Floor. 1 show.

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Compass, Calendar, Clock - April 21, 2015 - 7pm
  • Product Code: 15SP210
  • Dates: 4/21/2015 - 4/21/2015

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

Compass, Calendar, Clock for ages 12 - Adult. 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! This show is held at Central Campus, Math & Science Building, 3rd Floor. 1 show.

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The Spring Sky - April 28, 2015 - 8pm
  • Product Code: 15SP211
  • Dates: 4/28/2015 - 4/28/2015
  • Times: Tuesday, 8:00pm - 9:00pm
  • Location: Jenks Planetarium

The Spring Sky for ages 8 - Adult. With the arrival of the flowers, the animals awaken both on Earth, and in the night sky; Leo the Lion, Corvus the Crow, Ursa the Bear. The Spring Sky will introduce you to those constellations, and many more, found in the spring time sky. This show is held at Central Campus, Math & Science Building, 3rd Floor. 1 show.

Price:  $5.00

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Spaceship T.A.T.U.M. - May 5, 2015 - 7pm
  • Product Code: 15SP212
  • Dates: 5/5/2015 - 5/5/2015
  • Times: Tuesday, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
  • Location: Jenks Planetarium

Spaceship T.A.T.U.M. for ages 3 to 8 years old. 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! This show is held at Central Campus, Math & Science Building, 3rd Floor. 1 show.

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Animals of the Sky - May 12, 2015 - 7pm
  • Product Code: 15SP213
  • Dates: 5/12/2015 - 5/12/2015
  • Times: Tuesday, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
  • Location: Jenks Planetarium

Animals of the Sky for ages 3 to 8 years old. 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! This show is held at Central Campus, Math & Science Building, 3rd Floor. 1 show.

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Animals of the Sky - July 14, 2015 - 11:00am
  • Product Code: 15SU225
  • Dates: 7/14/2015 - 7/14/2015
  • Times: Tuesday, 11:00am - 12:00pm (noon)
  • Location: Jenks Planetarium

Animals of the Sky for ages 10 to adult. 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! This show is held at Central Campus, Math & Science Building, 3rd Floor. 1 show.

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Animals of the Sky - June 16, 2015 - 11:00am
  • Product Code: 15SU219
  • Dates: 6/16/2015 - 6/16/2015
  • Times: Tuesday, 11:00am - 12:00pm (noon)
  • Location: Jenks Planetarium

Animals of the Sky for ages 10 and below. 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! This show is held at Central Campus, Math & Science Building, 3rd Floor. 1 show.

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Compass, Calendar, Clock - June 2, 2015 - 7pm
  • Product Code: 15SU216
  • Dates: 6/2/2015 - 6/2/2015
  • Times: Tuesday, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
  • Location: Jenks Planetarium

Compass, Calendar, Clock for ages 12 to Adult. 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! This show is held at Central Campus, Math & Science Building, 3rd Floor. 1 show.

Price:  $5.00

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Earth, Moon and Sun - June 30, 2015 - 11:00am
  • Product Code: 15SU223
  • Dates: 6/30/2015 - 6/30/2015
  • Times: Tuesday, 11:00am - 12:00pm (noon)
  • Location: Jenks Planetarium

Earth, Moon and Sun for ages 10 to adult. 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. This show is held at Central Campus, Math & Science Building, 3rd Floor. 1 show.

Price:  $5.00

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Earth, Moon and Sun - June 9, 2015 - 11:00am
  • Product Code: 15SP217
  • Dates: 6/9/2015 - 6/9/2015
  • Times: Tuesday, 11:00am - 12:00pm (noon)
  • Location: Jenks Planetarium

Earth, Moon and Sun is for ages 10 and under. 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. This show is held at Central Campus, Math & Science Building, 3rd Floor. 1 show.

Price:  $5.00

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How to Use My Telescope - June 30, 2015 - 8:30pm
  • Product Code: 15SU224
  • Dates: 6/30/2015 - 6/30/2015
  • Times: Tuesday, 8:30pm - 9:30pm
  • Location: Jenks Planetarium

How to Use My Telescope for ages 10 to adult. 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. This show is held at Central Campus, Math & Science Building, 3rd Floor. 1 show.

Price:  $5.00

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Oasis in Space - July 14, 2015 - 7:00pm
  • Product Code: 15SU226
  • Dates: 7/14/2015 - 7/14/2015
  • Times: Tuesday, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
  • Location: Jenks Planetarium

Oasis in Space for ages 10 to adult. 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? This show is held at Central Campus, Math & Science Building, 3rd Floor. 1 show.

Price:  $5.00

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Passport to the Universe - June 9, 2015 - 7pm
  • Product Code: 15SU218
  • Dates: 6/9/2015 - 6/9/2015
  • Times: Tuesday, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
  • Location: Jenks Planetarium

Passport to the Universe is for those ages 12 to adults. "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. This show is held at Central Campus, Math & Science Building, 3rd Floor. 1 show.

Price:  $5.00

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Spaceship T.A.T.U.M. - June 2, 2015 - 11:00am
  • Product Code: 15SU215
  • Dates: 6/2/2015 - 6/2/2015
  • Times: Tuesday, 11:00am - 12:00pm (noon)
  • Location: Jenks Planetarium

Spaceship T.A.T.U.M. for those ages 10 and below. 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! This show is held at Central Campus, Math & Science Building, 3rd Floor. 1 show.

Price:  $5.00

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Spaceship T.A.T.U.M. - June 23, 2015 - 11:00am
  • Product Code: 15SU221
  • Dates: 6/23/2015 - 6/23/2015
  • Times: Tuesday, 11:00am - 12:00pm (noon)
  • Location: Jenks Planetarium

Spaceship T.A.T.U.M. for those ages 10 and below. 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! This show is held at Central Campus, Math & Science Building, 3rd Floor. 1 show.

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The Sistine Chapel - June 16, 2015 - 7pm
  • Product Code: 15SU220
  • Dates: 6/16/2015 - 6/16/2015
  • Times: Tuesday, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
  • Location: Jenks Planetarium

The Sistine Chapel for ages 14+. The planetarium isn't just for Astronomy anymore. Join us in the planetarium for a recreation of the Sistine Chapel in Rome. Learn the meanings behind the paintings. See the scenes come together in an amazing retelling of the Bible. A must see for all art lovers! Notice: This show displays the real paintings as are seen in the Sistine Chapel in Rome, which contain some artistic nudity. This show is held at Central Campus, Math & Science Building, 3rd Floor. 1 show.

Price:  $5.00

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The Summer Sky - June 23, 2015 - 8:30pm
  • Product Code: 15SU222
  • Dates: 6/23/2015 - 6/23/2015
  • Times: Tuesday, 8:30pm - 9:30pm
  • Location: Jenks Planetarium

The Summer Sky for ages 10 - Adult. 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. This show is held at Central Campus, Math & Science Building, 3rd Floor. 1 show.

Price:  $5.00

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