Space is often called the final frontier because no human has yet crossed it in a covered wagon. Traverse the Milky Trail with this Groupon.
Choose from Four Options
- $24.75 for three Groupons, each good for a planetarium show, laser show, or movie for two (up to $48 total value)
- $48 for three Groupons, each good for a planetarium show, laser show, or movie for four (up to $96 total value)
- $9 for one planetarium show, laser show, or movie for two (up to $16 value)
- $18 for one planetarium show, laser show, or movie for four (up to $32 value)
Take in a show in one of two state-of-the-art theaters. Choose from a planetarium show that explores the night sky, a psychedelic laser show set to rock music, or a thrilling nature or history documentary on a larger-than-life screen. Each Groupon must be redeemed in a separate visit.
Eastern Florida State College Planetarium & Observatory
The size of the universe is nearly beyond comprehension, yet somehow it all seems to fit within the Eastern Florida State College Planetarium & Observatory. Nestled along the shores of Clear Lake, the planetarium and observatory take visitors throughout the solar system, across the spirals of distant galaxies, and right into a black hole's solid candy heart. Two star projectors work together within Star Theater, where a 70-foot screen recreates the night sky with special effects and lasers. This allows the planetarium's team to take audiences on a tour of different constellations, or combine music and laser effects for a bit of fun. The Discovery Movie Theater screens science documentaries, while a space-themed art gallery takes a more creative look at the heavens.
Interactive science exhibits sprawl across the rest of the facility, which boasts free entry for all. One of these—The Foucault pendulum—proves Newton's First Law of Motion in a clear, visual way. A giant 235-pound pendulum swings from the ceiling, striking a golf ball from a tee every 26 minutes on the dot, in perfect harmony with the Earth's rotation. In another area, a rooftop telescope looks into the heavens and displays its findings on a computer monitor for all to see.