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Archaeology of Spotten Cave Kit #5 (Utah Division of State History)


DESCRIPTION: ​​Spotten Cave is a rockshelter located on the South end of Utah Lake, near Santaquin, that has been used throughout history by humans, and contains several different layers, or strata, of occupation. In Spotten Cave, archaeologists found hundreds of artifacts and even a few prehistoric firepits. But it isn’t just prehistoric peoples that utilized rock shelters! Several historical artifacts, like bottles, metal nails, and even some shell casings were found in Spotten Cave.

CONTENTS: Flash Drive which includes: Slideshow presentation “The Archaeology of Spotten Cave,” Teacher’s notes on the presentation, Vocabulary List, Independent Activity Worksheet: The Stratigraphy of Spotten Cave, Group Activity Worksheet: What Happened at Spotten Cave?, and Follow-up/homework worksheet. In-Class Museum collections, including 3 ceramic shards, 2 Zeamys (precursor to modern-day corn and maize),1 obsidian projectile point (“arrowhead”), 1 Obsidian biface projectile point or scraper, and 1 mano, or grinding stone

GRADE/SUBJECT: 7th-grade social studies.


Ethnobotany: People and Plants (Red Butte Garden Botany Bin)


DESCRIPTION: The materials and lesson plans in this module focus on ethnobotany, a scientific study of the traditional knowledge and customs of a people’s interactions with plants. “Ethno” means people and their culture, and “botany” is the study of plants. Students will explore the various ways different groups of inhabitants used Utah’s native plants for food, shelter, clothing, medicine, ceremonies, and for other uses over time. Other lessons will help students discover three major biomes found in Utah and the adaptations plants have made in order to survive in each of these areas  The Ethnobotany Bin explores the classification, habitats, and uses of Utah’s plants by indigenous peoples and settlers.  This popular Bin ties together life-science and social studies standards with inquiry-based, hands-on activities and materials, including over 40 plant specimens, books, magnifying glasses, and more.

CONTENTS: Lesson plans, magnifying glasses, books, charts, and specimens. Click here for a complete list of contents in the bin.

GRADE/SUBJECT: 4th Grade Science and Social Studies (can be modified for all grades)


Conserving Water in the Desert (Red Butte Garden Botany Bin)


DESCRIPTION: “Conserving Water in the Desert,” provides information and activities for students to explore the water resources in Utah and the Western United States. In addition, it is the intent of this program to raise awareness about the limited availability of water in our desert climate and to encourage water conservation. The lessons focus on basic water science, the sources and availability of water for human use, some of the issues surrounding human water consumption, the importance of plants in the quality of our water, and how individual citizens can become stewards of this precious resource. The Bin examines water through the lens of Utah’s Core standards. Students are introduced to water essentials, sources of water, how it is collected, and then how to use that knowledge to engage in community science and create solutions both locally and worldwide.

CONTENTS: Videos, books, plant specimens, activity resources.  Click here for the complete inventory of the bin.

GRADE/SUBJECT: K-6 (8) Science. This kit is fully aligned with the current SEEd standards.


Ancient Ecosystems (Natural History Museum of Utah)


DESCRIPTION: Research the ways in which prehistoric animals and plants have interacted with Earth over millions of years.   Discover what creatures ate, where they lived, and what fossil evidence they left behind.

CONTENTS: Fossil Specimens:  Carnosaur (dinosaur) footprint, Ceratopsian predentary (Triceratops beak), Mammuthus primigenius (Mammoth) tooth, Gastrolith (dinosaur gizzard stone), Tyrannosaurus rex tooth and claw, Coprolite (fossilized droppings), Knighta alta (fossilized fish), Crinoid, Shell in rock, Ammonite, Insects in amber, Petrified wood, Turtle shell, Fossilized leaves, and Shell cluster fossil
Modern Specimens for Comparison:  Tree ring, Scat, Insect (butterfly), Lion tooth, Pressed leaf, Feather, Cougar claw, Shells, and Coal
Printed materials:  Utah: A Geologic History, Dinosaurs of Utah by Pat Bagley, Dinosaurs of Utah by Frank De Courten, Fossils (Golden Guide), Fossils Tell of Long Ago by Aliki, and The Kids Natural History Book by Judy Press



Digging Dinosaurs: Discovering Utah’s Fossils (NHMU)

#16050, #16051

DESCRIPTION: This toolbox provides teachers with one-of-a-kind Museum casts of dinosaurs unearthed by Utah paleontologists.

CONTENTS: Fossil Specimens: Allosaurus upper jaw bone with teeth, Tyrannosaurus rex tooth, Utahraptor hand claw, Grallator track (footprint), Black bear jaw, Elk jaw, Coyote jaw, Diabloceratops skull, frill piece, & horn, Apatosaurus hip bone with tooth marks, Tarbosaurus toe bones, Dinosaur egg, Modern and fossilized seashell, Modern and petrified wood.
Books:  DK Eyewitness: Fossil by Dr. Paul Taylor, DK Eyewitness: Dinosaur (with CD & Poster) by David Lambert, Bones Rock! by Peter Larson & Kristin Donnan, Dinosaurs of Utah by Pat Bagley, Digging Up Dinosaurs by Aliki
Other materials:  DVD—A Fossil’s Journey, NHMU, Measuring Tapes (5), Hand Lenses (5), Laminated Dino Fact Cards (for each dinosaur fossil cast) (8), Laminated Deep Time Maps – World and Utah (23), Meet the NHMU Paleontologists (2 bios), Utah’s Newest Dinosaur Discoveries (articles & photos), Rules for Collecting Fossils in Utah, Utah in the Age of the Dinosaurs, Where to see fossils in Utah – Utah Museums, Quarries, Track sites, List of good websites, Care of Fossil Casts Sheet. Click here for the complete inventory list.



Insects Toolbox (Natural History Museum of Utah)


DESCRIPTION: Dozens of mounted entomological specimens to help students understand the incredible variability and beauty of insects. Learn to classify and identify unique adaptations.

CONTENTS: Specimens, books, magnifying lenses, poster. Click here for a detailed contents list. 



Plant Toolbox (Natural History Museum of Utah)


DESCRIPTION: Plant specimens from Utah's diverse habitats are accompanied by curriculum, activities, and resources for studying adaptation and classification. See examples of Utah plants from wetlands, forests, and deserts. Learn to sort and classify using seeds, plant specimens, and important botanical resources.

CONTENTS: 30 preserved plant specimens from all the habitats of Utah.  Other materials include: Books, lesson plans, a quadrat for population studies, a plant press, magnifying lenses, many different types of seeds, a slice of a tree trunk, rulers, and other materials for lessons. Click here for a detailed material list. 



Rocks and Minerals Toolbox (Natural History Museum of Utah)


DESCRIPTION: Examine the differences between rocks and minerals and learn how each was formed. Discover how rocks and minerals are important in our everyday lives. Compare specimens in the different stages of the rock cycle.  

CONTENTS: Samples of 21 different minerals, 5 igneous rocks, 4 metamorphic rocks, 4 sedimentary rocks, 6 Geology/mineral books, and other miscellaneous items to help conduct successful lessons.  Lessons are included in both Spanish and English.  Click here for the content list.


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Discover Ouelessebougou, Mali, West Africa (Ouelessebougou-Utah Alliance)


DESCRIPTION:  Take your class on a field trip of a lifetime, without even leaving your classroom!  Journey to Ouelessebougou (Way-less-ay-boo-goo), Mali.  In the contents of this kit (trunk) are treasures to discover and friends just waiting to meet your students.  The activities are aligned with the second-grade social studies core objectives, but you are encouraged to explore ways to tie them to other areas of the curriculum.  Some of the activities are standalone; others require using the Ouelessebougou Education Trunk, which includes artifacts, pictures, and explanations.

CONTENTS:  Curriculum manual/activity guide, photos, maps, video, and artifacts. Artifacts include: Kolon/Kolongalan, talking drum, boubou, gourd instrument, well dipper, mask, Malian toothbrush, soap, gourd dipper, toy, millet, jewelry, mudcloth, flag.

GRADE/SUBJECT: 2nd Grade Social Studies


Seasons & Moon Phases (Clark Planetarium)

#16052, #16053

DESCRIPTION: This is a simple and fun activity where students utilize models of the Sun, Earth, and Moon and determine why moon phases

occur.  The hands-on activity will challenge students' common misconceptions by using observation, data collection, analysis, and comparison to allow the students to discover the real reason behind the seasons. Students will work together in small scientific groups to research and collect data and convene with the greater scientific community (classroom) to share data and draw conclusions. Students will 1) measure the amount of direct sunlight at specific locations on the globes; 2) estimate the highest point reached by the Sun and also 3) estimate the number of hours of daylight various parts of the Earth receive at different times of the year.

CONTENTS: These kits consist of two boxes with globes, lights, power strips, moon models, and multimeters. Lesson Plans and a resource DVD are also included.  Click here to view the activity book and here for handouts.

OBJECTIVES: After this activity, students will be able to state the order of the moon’s phases from the first quarter moon to the next first quarter moon and demonstrate how the moon’s position relative to Earth creates the phases.


Bones Toolbox (Natural History Museum of Utah)


DESCRIPTIONLearn about animals by studying bones and skulls. Try to distinguish how animals are uniquely adapted for survival by observing differences in jaws, teeth, eyes, and other structures of the skull.


Specimens:  Pond Turtle shell, Snapping Turtle Skull, Black Bear skull, Beaver skull, Coyote skull, American White Pelican skull, Domestic Duck skull, Red-Tailed Hawk skull, Frog skull, Snake skeleton

Printed materials:

Animal Skulls: A Guide for Teachers, Naturalists, and Interpreters by Richard S. White Jr.

Bears by Deborah Hodge

Beavers by Deborah Hodge

Land Predators of North America by Erin Pembrey Swan

Navajo Coyote Tales by William Morgan, Hildegard Thompson

GRADE/SUBJECT:: This Kit includes relevant curriculum tied to Utah State Core Curriculum Standards. 

Field Tools (Natural History Museum of Utah)


DESCRIPTION:  Get your students outdoors and explore the environment around them.  Whether it's collecting leaves and bugs, testing the quality of water, examining the soil, or any of the many things you can do with this kit, you and your students will take learning to a new level- by experiencing it.

CONTENTS: Gloves, trowels, soil sieve, soil corer, hip waders, pipettes, collection vials, water testing kit, collapsible kick net, butterfly and insect nets, quadrats for plant surveys, plant presses, Garmin eTrex Ventures (PGS) with rechargeable batteries, Kestrel (monitors air, water, snow temperature, wind speed, humidity, etc.), monoculars, streak plates, Dino-Lite Digital Microscope, binoculars, Brock Magiscopes with multiple powered eyepieces, hand lenses, 100-meter tape measure, and backpacks (so your students can carry around all this amazing stuff!).  And don't forget the binder of instruction manuals, software, and how-to's.

GRADE/SUBJECT: K-12. Biology, Science

CI Water (Natural History Museum of Utah) 


DESCRIPTION:  Water is the foundation of life. Discover the importance of water, its unique properties, and water modeling. Use tools to collect specimens and data to better understand water in the environment and human use and impact on water. Use models to understand watersheds, meteoric, and groundwater systems, and predict impacts based on droughts, human use, and pollution. Create art and actionable items to work for change in our communities and schools. This CI-Water toolbox is an initiative of the NSF EPSCoR project that intends to:

  • Foster STEM learning through coordinated K-12 activities between Wyoming and Utah.
  • Foster collaborative research and strategic partnerships among institutions, junior faculty, students, and industry professionals.
  • Engage the general public and increase cyber-literacy and regional water understanding.

CONTENTS: This kit consists of 3 boxes.  A complete list of contents can be found here.



Patterns and Partnerships (Red Butte Garden) 


Description:  This bin welcomes you and your students to discover the incredible ecosystems found within Utah’s mountains. This Botany Bin module covers fifth-grade Core and sixth-grade SEEd life-science standards with phenomena-based lesson plans and materials. Through investigation of over 100 represented organisms, students explore the who, when, where, and why of traits, with a special look at canines. Through the lenses of dendrochronology, the Utah mountain ecosystem, the bark beetle outbreak, and forest fire management students analyze data, construct explanations, develop models, engage in arguments based on evidence, and evaluate design solutions based on an understanding of how ecosystems function and change. Along the way, students learn about scientists, and laypeople, who study these topics and how that science is applied.

Contents: USB with complete lesson plans, handouts and drone footage, binder of printed lesson plans, 108 different specimens, photos from a Fauna and Canine collection, hand lenses, increment borer, increment borer mounting supplies, precipitation and temperature charts and various data sheets and other charts, twin for web-weaving, multiple handouts and brochures, deck of Natural Inquirer scientist Cards.   A complete list of contents can be found here.

GRADE/SUBJECT: 5th-grade core; 6th Grade SEEd life-science


Heat Transfer (Clark Planetarium)


DESCRIPTION: This hands-on activity will encourage investigation of the surrounding environment by using observation, data collection, analysis, and comparison to allow the students to understand the difference in how materials gain and lose heat.  Students will work together in small scientific groups to research and collect data and convene with the greater scientific community (classroom) to share data and draw conclusions.  Students will:

  • Measure the temperature of different materials
  • Evaluate and compare the rate of change in temperature between different materials.
  • Communicate the potential impacts of different materials found locally.

CONTENTS: 3-ring binder with lesson plan information and notes, flash drive, 6 250-watt work lamps, 6 8ft extension cords, 2 2.5ft power strips. 2 25ft extension cords, 6 base stands, 12 wooden dowels, 12 infrared thermometers, 6 sample containers, replacement bands and bulbs, bulb thermometers.



Wild Aware Utah

#16068 and #16069

DESCRIPTION: Learn about Utah’s native wildlife with skull replicas, pelt samples, books, activities, etc. This is the perfect way for students to have a hands-on experience learning about the adaptations that animals need to live in Utah. These resources can help provide sensory experiences and foster a deeper understanding of the animals and plants that also call Utah home.

CONTENTS: 3 story books, 8 furs from Utah animals (beaver, black bear, cougar, coyote, elk, moose, mule deer, and skunk), animal track rubbing plates, a bucket of replica animal scat, 4 animal skull replications (Beaver, Black Bear, Coyote, and Racoon), pictures of native Utah animals, deer antlers, a black bear claw, a rattlesnake rattle, and a USB with the lessons, background information, and other miscellaneous material for activities.

GRADE/SUBJECT: K-6, Language Arts, Math, Science, Social Studies



DESCRIPTION: Like the increasingly popular "escape rooms" — in which players solve a series of puzzles to break out of a room — Breakouts use a compelling story, time limit, and series of puzzles to create an interactive game. But instead of breaking out of a locked room, students must work together to break into a tightly locked box before the timer runs out. Puzzles lead to combinations for the different types of locks, and many games also include a digital element.

The Breakout EDU kit includes everything you need to play over 350 games created for the classroom environment.  The games are password protected to prevent players from looking up solutions during the game. 


1 Large Breakout EDU Kit

1 Hasp

1 Alphabet Multilock

1 Directional Multilock

1 three-digit lock

1 four-digit lock

1 key lock

1 UV light

1 Deck of Reflection Cards

1 invisible ink pen

1 small lockable box

1 USB thumb drive

2 Hint cards

GRADE/SUBJECT: All Grades, all subjects. Games can be created for specific content areas and used to reinforce skills and concepts being taught in everyday classroom instruction. They can be used to introduce a new unit or to wrap up and test comprehension at the end of a unit. Games have been created for elementary students all the way to adults, and more are being added every day.


Space Exploration


DESCRIPTION: Explore space and beyond with this kit of various artifacts, books, tools, and resources. These resources will help your student’s introduction to planets, stars, moons, galaxies, and spacecraft. 


Campo Del Cielo iron-nickel Meteorite

Diffraction glasses 

Simulants: Jezero Crater surface dust, Mars surface dirt, Moon surface dust

6-inch globes: Jupiter, Mars, Pluto, the Sun, and the Milky Way Galaxy

Flash Cards: Milky Way Galaxy, Jupiter, Galaxies,  and of Spacecrafts

Posters:    Solar System sizes, Mass infrared Milky Way, The Hertzsprung-Russell Diagram, and the Visual History of Spacesuits

Prints/       Pictures: Milky Way structure diagram, page from Galileo’s Siderius Nuncius print, Print of galaxy group Stephan’s Quintet in Pegasus, Various (10) NASA photography postcards, 3x5 Star/Nebula cards (10)

                  Model: Die-cast lunar lander model, 3D printed topographic of Jezero Crater, Space Shuttle Atlantis die-cast model

                  Books: 100 Things to See in the Night Sky, Mars 37 Pocket Atlas and Almanac, The Miky Way Inside and Out, Our Solar System, Space!, The Planets, Constellations, Galileo, Mars Exploration 1960-2016, and The Story of Mae Jemison

                  “Space Particles” Magazine editions: Mars, NASA, Solar System, Milky Way, Jupiter, Stars, Space, and Galaxy

                  Grade/Subject:  Any grade or subject.

Humming Birds


DESCRIPTION: Hummingbird is designed to enable engineering and robotics activities for students that involve the making of robots, kinetic sculptures, and animatronics built out of a combination of kit parts and crafting materials.

Combined with very easy-to-use software environments like Scratch, Snap!, the CREATE Lab Visual Programmer, and Ardublock, Hummingbird provides a great way to introduce kids to robotics and engineering with construction materials that they are already familiar with. At the same time, Hummingbird continues to provide new challenges by allowing programming in the Arduino environment, Python, Java, and Processing, and by supporting Raspberry Pi.

CONTENTS: Contains 3 Hummingbird Duo Premium kits.  Each kit includes: Duo Controller, power supply, USBE Cable, Terminal Tool, Standoff (X4), Single color LED (X4), Tri-Color LED (X2), Servo (X4) and Servo Extension cables (X2), Gear Motor (X2), Wheel Adapter (X2), Plastic Block Adapter (X2), Vibration Motor (X2), Light Sensor, Temperature Sensor, Temperature Sensor, Distance Sensor, Sound Sensor, and a Rotary Sensor.  (Accommodates 3 - 10 students)

GRADE/SUBJECT: Middle - High School; Any Subject.

More Information and here

SparkFun Inventor’s Kit


DESCRIPTION: The SparkFun Inventor's Kit (SIK) is a great way to get started with programming and hardware interaction with the Arduino programming language. The SIK includes everything you need to complete five overarching projects consisting of 16 interconnected circuits that teach everything from blinking an LED to reading sensors. The culminating project is your very own autonomous robot! No previous programming or electronics experience is required to use this kit.

The full-color, spiral-bound SIK guidebook (included) contains step-by-step instructions with circuit diagrams and hookup tables for building each project and circuit with the included parts. Full example code is provided, new concepts and components are explained at point of use, and troubleshooting tips offer assistance if something goes wrong.

CONTENTS: This checkout kit contains 16 individual SparkFun kits, and each kit contains:

GRADE/SUBJECT: 4-12 Grade, Coding, Robotics, Programming.

Additional Information:



Hands-on coding in YOUR classroom! The micro:bit is a handheld, 5x5 dot matrix programmable micro-computer that can be used for all sorts of cool creations, from robots to musical instruments – endless possibilities! Start with one of the over 200 different free activities and resources, from easy experiments to creative coding challenges. From there you can move to coding it using any web browser in Blocks, Javascript, Python, Scratch and more; no software required.  The micro:bit has a stamp-sized circuit board, called a 'microcontroller', in that you write programs on a laptop, tablet or smartphone and copy them over via a cable or Bluetooth to be run.

These programs can take full advantage of the micro:bit's I/O (input/output) features like a couple of pushbuttons, temperature sensor, tilt sensor, motion sensor, compass, Bluetooth communications, and a small 5 x 5 dot matrix display.

micro:bit online editor:

micro:bit MicroPython documentation

Additional resources can be found here

**Kit includes 26  individual micro:bits



Bee-Bot is an exciting robot designed specifically for use by young children. This colorful, easy-to-operate, and friendly little robot is a perfect tool for teaching sequencing, estimation, problem-solving, and just having fun!

Directional keys are used to enter up to 40 commands which send Bee-Bot forward, back, left, and right. Pressing the green GO button starts Bee-Bot on its way. Bee-Bot blinks and beeps at the conclusion of each command to allow children to follow Bee-Bot through the program they have entered and then confirm its completion with lights and sound. 

Additional resources click here

Contents: 11 Bee-Bots, charging station, Snakes and Ladders Bee-Bot Floor Mat, Bee-Bot giant sequence cards.

Code & Go Robot Mouse


The race is on to build hands-on coding skills! Build your maze, and then use the coding cards to create a step-by-step path for Colby, the Programmable Robot Mouse. Program the sequence of steps, and then watch Colby race to find the cheese! This kit includes ten (10) deluxe sets each containing 30 double-sided coding cards, 10 double-sided activity cards, cheese wedge, and Activity Guide to provide the perfect hands-on introduction to coding concepts. Create your path with 16 maze grids to create a 20' x 20' maze board, 22 maze walls, and 3 tunnels for endless possibilities. Colby lights up, makes sounds, and features 2 speeds along with colorful buttons to match coding cards for easy programming and sequencing.

Contents: Kit contains 10 deluxe robot mouse sets, Mouse Mania (A Learn-to-Code Board Game), and 4 Code & Go Robot Mouse Math Expansion Packs.

Grade: K-4

Additional information: User Guide, Activity Examples


#16062 (old)

Robots to create coding and Creativity!  Ozobot is a little toy robot that blends the physical and digital worlds — and teaches kids programming. Ozobot could be the world’s tiniest robot!

It uses very basic programming, as you simply train the robots to follow patterns on the surfaces that they roll over.  It can be coded in two ways: online with OzoBlockly and screen-free with Color Codes.  Ozobot can identify lines, colors, and codes on both digital surfaces, such as an iPad, and physical surfaces, such as paper.  

Additional resources can be found here.

**Kit includes 8 individual Ozobots

#13065 (New)

These updated Ozobots come in a class set of 18 Evo Robots, and bots now come equipped with speakers, proximity sensors, and improved line follow and color sensors. Coding can also be accomplished online via OzoBlockly. These Evo’s come with a charging cradle so all bots can be charged at the same time. Also included are 18 boxers of color code markers and a USB charging cable.

Additional resources can be found here and here and here.

Lego Mindstorms EV3


LEGO® MINDSTORMS® Education EV3 engages and challenges students to practice STEM and robotics skills in a “near real world” environment, preparing them for college and a career in the technology-infused world.

Students and teachers can leverage the advanced features and functionality of EV3 along with the STEM, robotics, and Computer Integrated Manufacturing (CIM) lessons to build job-specific skills with a focus on Computer Science, Engineering, and specific areas of CTE/vocational education such as Manufacturing, Information Technology, and Pre-Engineering.

The new EV3 Micro-Python programming language, now standard for all EV3 high school content, is an optimized version of Python for microcontrollers. High school students can experience real-world applications of Python, which is a top language to implement Machine Learning (ML). This serves as an excellent foundation to further explore ML and Artificial Intelligence (AI) concepts. 

LEGO MINDSTORMS Education EV3 is also open-source, which means it works with the technology you already have in your classroom — whatever that may be. See a list of common software applications that teachers use with this set.  3RD PARTY OPTIONS

Additional resources can be found here.

**Kit Includes 10 EV3s

Virtual Reality (including zSpace)


Introduce your students to Virtual (VR) and Augmented Reality (AR) by exploring various AR/VR tools and apps.  This Virtual Realty Kit includes:

  • 3 Merge Cubes
  • Paper Merge Cube templates
  • 1 Virtuali-Tee (augmented reality t-shirt)
  • 4 AR Colouring Books 
  • 3 Interactive books (iExplore Ocean Monsters, Battling Dinosaurs, iScience)
  • AR Animal 4D Flashcards 
  • 2 VR Smartphone Headsets
  • 2 Google Cardboards
  • disruptED AR/VR Starter Kit
  • zSpace

zSpace is an AR/VR desktop providing students with a new way of learning. By bringing together AR and VR, students are provided with a completely immersive learning experience. At a glance, zSpace looks like an ordinary computer.  But once the glasses are put on, Space comes to life! How so? 

1. Objects on the screen can be pulled into 3D space – A key feature of all AR technologies is that users can manipulate objects away from the screen. In this way, it’s best to think of the objects as holograms that can be picked up and moved around, rotated, sized up or down, or otherwise altered, like changing the object’s color or shape.  

2. Objects can be viewed from any angle just by looking around – This is where the VR part comes in. Students can examine every object closely by simply turning their heads around the AR environment. If a student looks at the object from the side by tilting their head, they will see the side of the object.

zSpace inventory list.

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Digitalis Portable Planetarium


What is it?

Digitarium is an easy-to-use, full-featured instant portable planetarium system, allowing us to take the wonders of astronomy throughout the Region—or to simply stow them in a closet when we don't need them.


  • Avoiding the headache, expense, and loss of instructional time of attending a field trip to an off-site planetarium.
  • Set up in minutes; sit up to 60 students
  • Fully immersive experience
  • Use for classroom instruction, STEM activities, Back to School Nights, school event kickoffs, end-of-year activity, community events, etc.

Digitarium Features:

  • Show the entire celestial sphere with ONE piece of equipment.
  • Demonstrate beginning through advanced astronomy concepts.
  • Simulate the sky from any point on Earth or from other planets and moons.
  • Move forward or backward in time at varying speeds.
  • Simulate the solar system over a two million-year time range.
  • Show the effects of precession of the equinoxes and star proper motion over time.
  • Show annual motion, including retrograde planetary motion.
  • Simulate celestial phenomena such as transits and eclipses.
  • Display orbits of the planets and moons.
  • Display ecliptic, celestial equator, meridian, equatorial and azimuthal grids.
  • Experience atmospheric effects, such as sunsets or a blue sky
  • Zoom in on or label (in approximately 70 different languages)  items of interest.
  • Show constellation outlines, names, and artwork one or a few at a time, or all at once.
  • Easily project our own image or video content.
  • Play 360 spherical videos easily.
  • Remote works from anywhere in the dome.


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