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Robinson Nature Center Programs & Activities

 

 

 

 

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Click on the brochures below to see our Spring/Summer program or Summer Camp offerings by category.

 

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For more information on camps go to www.howardcountymd.gov/RNCsummercamps.htm 

 

Upcoming programs are listed below by date. To see our programs listed by category, click on the program brochure above. 

 

 

We recommend pre-registering for programs as some fill up before the day of the program. Additionally, some programs may be cancelled if a sufficient number of participants do not register in advance of the program. If you plan on walking-in, we recommend calling to make sure there are still spots available for the program. 

Astronomy = Astronomy/planetarium

History = History/culture

Nature = Nature/sustainability

Special Events = Special events/activities

 **If you are deaf, hearing impaired or have speech disabilities and require the services of an interpreter for any of the programs below, please contact us at 410-313-0400 or by emailing mleatherbury@howardcountymd.gov at least 2 weeks in advance so that we may accommodate your needs.  

 

Astronomy If you are coming to see a show in the planetarium, please arrive 10 to 15 minutes early to pick up tickets and to be seated. Due to dark conditions, and to ensure the best experience for program participants, we cannot seat patrons while the show is in progress. To preview films shown in the Naturesphere, click here. 

 

Summer Programs  

If you would like to see a listing of just the Wednesday Summer Movies that are playing in the NatureSphere planetarium, please see http://www.howardcountymd.gov/RNCsummermovies.htm. Otherwise, all programs are listed in date order below.
 

Sunday, August 2

Nature Special Events NEW! Family Picnic Day - Noon to 3:30 PM. All ages. BYOP (Bring your own picnic) and we provide the entertainment! Enjoy nature games, live animal presentations and live music on the lawn. $20 per car. To pay with a credit card, please register in advance. Cash-only is accepted on the day of the event. Children must be accompanied by an adult at all times. In the event of inclement weather, a rain date is scheduled for Sunday, August 9th.

 

Wednesday, August 5

Astronomy Summer Wednesday Full-Dome Movies - 10 to 10:30 AM and 2 to 2:30 PM. See film schedules, recommended ages and online registration links at www.howardcountymd.gov/RNCsummermovies.htm. Tickets are $2 if you pre-register or $3 on the day of the show. Due to dark conditions, we cannot seat late arrivals once the show has begun. Please arrive early to be seated.

 

Thursday, August 6

Nature History NEW! Brew Local Lecture and Beer Tasting - 7 to 8:45 PM. Ages 21 years and up. Come join Maureen O'Prey - brew historian - to celebrate National IPA Day and find out more about Maryland's microbrewing industry. Discover how grain rationing in the past impacted Maryland's beer production, and find out about the current movement to convert cropland so Maryland's breweries can source locally. Enjoy sampling brews from Jailbreak Brewery, the first local brewery to open in Howard County. $15 per person. Please bring photo ID with you.

 

Friday, August 7

Astronomy Family Fridays at the NatureSphere - 6:30 to 7:30 PM. Ages 5 years and up with an adult. This program features the full-dome movie "Passport to the Universe" preceded by a fun, family-friendly planetarium presentation about current happenings in our night sky. Tickets are $6. Due to dark conditions, we cannot seat late arrivals once the show has begun. Please arrive early to be seated. To see a preview of the film, please click here.

Astronomy Friday Late Nights in the NatureSphere- 8 to 9 PM. Ages 18 years and up. This program is for adults and features the full-dome movie "Impact!" preceded by a planetarium presentation about current happenings in our night sky and space science. Tickets are $6. Due to dark conditions, we cannot seat late arrivals once the show has begun. Please arrive early to be seated. To see a preview of the film, please click here.

 

Saturday, August 8

Nature Discovery Days - 11:30 AM to Noon. Ages 3-7 years with an adult. Learn about native plants and animals through games, stories and crafts. Themes vary each week. This program is available on a first-come, first-served basis to the first 15 children and their adult chaperone. No registration necessary. Program is free with daily admission or annual pass.

 

Wednesday, August 12

Astronomy Summer Wednesday Full-Dome Movies - 10 to 10:30 AM and 2 to 2:30 PM. See film schedules, recommended ages and online registration links at www.howardcountymd.gov/RNCsummermovies.htm. Tickets are $2 if you pre-register or $3 on the day of the show. Due to dark conditions, we cannot seat late arrivals once the show has begun. Please arrive early to be seated.

Nature History NEW! "Nano" Small Wonder Experience - between 10:30 AM and 12:30 PM. All ages. Stop by the new "Nano" exhibit on the Mezzanine level, and join staff from the Port Discovery Children's Museum for hands-on activities that explore science, engineering and technology on a nanoscale (at the level of individual atoms and molecules). No pre-registration necessary. See www.howardcountymd.gov/RNCrotatingexhibits.htm for more information about the Nano exhibit on loan from Port Discovery through August.

 

Saturday, August 15

Astronomy History Star Storytelling: Our Constellations (Parent/Child) - 11 to 11:30 AM. Ages 3-8 years with an adult. Let your little one discover the stories behind our favorite constellations through views of space, stories and song in our NatureSphere digital planetarium. The theme for this month is "The Summer Triangle". Tickets are $3 per person with Robinson daily admission or annual pass.

Astronomy Sensory-friendly NatureSphere Movie - 1 to 1:30 PM. Ages 5 years and up with an adult. This program features the full-dome movie "Stars" with perimeter lights turned up and sound turned down. Tickets are $3 with daily admission or Robinson annual pass. Due to dark conditions, we cannot seat late arrivals once the show has begun. Please arrive early to be seated. To see a preview of the film, please click here.

 

Wednesday, August 19

Astronomy Summer Wednesday Full-Dome Movies - 10 to 10:30 AM and 2 to 2:30 PM. See film schedules, recommended ages and online registration links at www.howardcountymd.gov/RNCsummermovies.htm. Tickets are $2 if you pre-register or $3 on the day of the show. Due to dark conditions, we cannot seat late arrivals once the show has begun. Please arrive early to be seated.

 

Friday, August 21

Astronomy Family Fridays at the NatureSphere - 6:30 to 7:30 PM. Ages 5 years and up with an adult. This program features the full-dome movie "Passport to the Universe" preceded by a fun, family-friendly planetarium presentation about current happenings in our night sky. Tickets are $6. Due to dark conditions, we cannot seat late arrivals once the show has begun. Please arrive early to be seated. To see a preview of the film, please click here.

 

Saturday, August 22

Nature Discovery Days - 11:30 AM to Noon. Ages 3-7 years with an adult. Learn about native plants and animals through games, stories and crafts. Themes vary each week. This program is available on a first-come, first-served basis to the first 15 children and their adult chaperone. No registration necessary. Program is free with daily admission or annual pass.

 

Wednesday, August 26

Nature History NEW! "Nano" Small Wonder Experience - between 10:30 AM and 12:30 PM. All ages. Stop by the new "Nano" exhibit on the Mezzanine level, and join staff from the Port Discovery Children's Museum for hands-on activities that explore science, engineering and technology on a nanoscale (at the level of individual atoms and molecules). No pre-registration necessary. See www.howardcountymd.gov/RNCrotatingexhibits.htm for more information about the Nano exhibit on loan from Port Discovery through August.

 

Robinson Nature Center Fall 2015 supplemental  Fall program registration opens August 5th at 6 PM online. Sign up early to secure your spot! Programs are listed in date order. To see programs by category, click on the brochure.

Thursday, September 3

Nature  Nature Center Home School Class - 2 to 3:30 PM. Ages 3-13 years. Give your home school student hands-on immersive experiences on the first Thursday of each month (Sept-May). Students are divided by age. See www.howardcountymd.gov/RNChomeschool.htm for more information, or to register.

Friday, September 4

Astronomy Family Fridays at the NatureSphere - 6:30 to 7:30 PM. Ages 5 years and up with an adult. This program features the full-dome movie "Stars" preceded by a fun, family-friendly planetarium presentation about current happenings in our night sky. Tickets are $6. Due to dark conditions, we cannot seat late arrivals once the show has begun. Please arrive early to be seated. To see a preview of the film, please click here.

Astronomy Friday Late Nights in the NatureSphere- 8 to 9 PM. Ages 18 years and up. This program is for adults and features the full-dome movie "Black Holes" preceded by a planetarium presentation about current happenings in our night sky and space science. Tickets are $6. Due to dark conditions, we cannot seat late arrivals once the show has begun. Please arrive early to be seated. To see a preview of the film, please click here.

Saturday, September 5

Nature  NEW! First Saturday Discovery Days - 11:30 AM to Noon. Ages 3-10 years with an adult. On the first Saturday of the month, join us as we introduce a new, nature theme through games, stories and crafts. September's theme is Birds. You can continue to explore the theme throughout the rest of the month in the Discovery Room's Field Station and with docent-led activities. This program is available on a first-come, first-served basis to the first 15 children and their adult chaperone. No registration necessary. Program is free with daily admission or annual pass.

Thursday, September 10

Nature  Nature Center Home School Workshop - 2-3:30 PM. All ages. Connect with other homeschool families on the second Thursday of each month (Sept-May). Children have the chance to socialize and collaborate on nature, earth, and life science projects. See www.howardcountymd.gov/RNChomeschool.htm for more information, or to register.

Saturday, September 12

Astronomy History Star Storytelling: Our Constellations (Parent/Child) - 11 to 11:30 AM. Ages 3-8 years with an adult. Let your little one discover the stories behind our favorite constellations through views of space, stories and song in our NatureSphere digital planetarium. The theme for this month is "Pegasus the Flying Horse". Tickets are $3 per person with Robinson daily admission or annual pass.

Friday, September 18

Astronomy Family Fridays at the NatureSphere - 6:30 to 7:30 PM. Ages 5 years and up with an adult. This program features the full-dome movie "Stars" preceded by a fun, family-friendly planetarium presentation about current happenings in our night sky. Tickets are $6. Due to dark conditions, we cannot seat late arrivals once the show has begun. Please arrive early to be seated. To see a preview of the film, please click here.

Saturday, September 19

Astronomy NEW! Sky-scanning - 7 to 9 PM. Ages 7 years and up with an adult. This Join us for special guided night hikes by moonlight and to view near and deep sky targets through the Watson telescope at the new Howard Astronomical League (HAL) Observatory to celebrate “International Observe the Moon Night.” Bring a flashlight. $18 per family (up to 5 members) and $6 per individual. Preregistration required. This program takes place at Alpha Ridge Park located at 11685 Old Frederick Rd/Md 99 in Marriottsville, MD.

Sunday, September 20

Nature Special EventsAstronomy History Robinson Nature Center Anniversary Open House - Noon to 5 PM. All ages. Come celebrate Robinson's 4th birthday with new additions to the Center including the "Nature Place" outdoor discovery zone for kids and our animal wall display in the Discovery Room. Enjoy live animal presentations, guided nature walks, face-painting, crafts and shows in our planetarium. Children must be accompanied by an adult at all times. This event is FREE and no registration is necessary. We highly encourage carpooling. Off-site parking with shuttle service is available. Activity and parking info: http://www.howardcountymd.gov/RNCopenhouse.htm or 410-313-0400.

Nature Special EventsAstronomy History Leave Your Mark: Art Tile Project - 12:30 to 2 PM and 2:30 to 4 PM. Ages 3 years and up. Make a memory that lasts a lifetime. You and/or your child create original artwork for a tile that will be permanentaly displayed in the Robinson Nature Center's main building. Proceeds from the program support Friends of the Robinson Nature Center projects including scholarships for Title 1 school field trips and the outdoor Nature Place. Please pre-register by September 18th (low enrollment will cause program to be cancelled.)  

Wednesday, September 23

Nature  School's Out Nature Day Camp - 8:30 AM -3:30 PM (optional after-care from 3:30 to 5 PM). Ages 6-12 years. Join us while school is out for an incredibly fun day of live animal presentations, crafts, nature hikes and scavenger hunts. Add optional after-care for an extended day of fun. See www.howardcountymd.gov/RNCdaycamps.htm for more information, for required forms and to register.

Friday, September 25

Nature Special Events NEW! Harmony & Hops - 6:30 to 9:30 PM. Ages 21 years and up. Join Candlelight Concert Society and Robinson Nature Center for a unique,fall concert event where participants will migrate through different natural spaces and musical genres. Tickets are $40. See www.howardcountymd.gov/RNCHarmonyHops.htm for details. To purchase tickets, call 410-313-0400 or click here to purchase online if you have an account with Howard County Recreation & Parks.

Saturday, September 26

Nature Walking with Woodpeckers - 10 AM to Noon. Ages 8 years and up. Join John Harris of the Howard County Bird Club to walk the trails at the Middle Patuxent Environmental Area (MPEA) and hunt for signs of the seven species of woodpeckers that frequent the park. All children must be accompanied by a registered adult, and all participants must register in advance. $5 per person. Meet at the Trotter Road entrance to the park.  Please note, MPEA does not have restroom facilities.

 Astronomy History Star Storytelling: Our Constellations (Parent/Child) - 11 to 11:30 AM. Ages 3-8 years with an adult. Let your little one discover the stories behind our favorite constellations through views of space, stories and song in our NatureSphere digital planetarium. The theme for this month is "Pegasus the Flying Horse". Tickets are $3 per person with Robinson daily admission or annual pass.

September, 27

NatureMagical Monarch Butterfly Tea Party - 2-4 PM. Ages 3 years and up. Enjoy a nature program, butterfly craft, photo-ops and an impeccably catered sit-down tea service by Sweet Simplici-Tea Tea Room with tea, lemonade and delightful treats just right for little fingers. Price includes program, materials, full tea service and gratuity. $45 (one child & one adult); $20 each additional person. As this is a catered event, you must register no later than Sunday, September 20th to attend. The caterer requires final numbers one week in advance.

Thursday, October 1

Nature  Nature Center Home School Class - 2 to 3:30 PM. Ages 3-13 years. Give your home school student hands-on immersive experiences on the first Thursday of each month (Sept-May). Students are divided by age. See www.howardcountymd.gov/RNChomeschool.htm for more information, or to register.

Friday, October 2

Astronomy Family Fridays at the NatureSphere - 6:30 to 7:30 PM. Ages 5 years and up with an adult. This program features the full-dome movie "Earth, Moon & Sun" preceded by a fun, family-friendly planetarium presentation about current happenings in our night sky. Tickets are $6. Due to dark conditions, we cannot seat late arrivals once the show has begun. Please arrive early to be seated. To see a preview of the film, please click here.

Astronomy Friday Late Nights in the NatureSphere- 8 to 9 PM. Ages 18 years and up. This program is for adults and features the full-dome movie "Passport to the Universe" preceded by a planetarium presentation about current happenings in our night sky and space science. Tickets are $6. Due to dark conditions, we cannot seat late arrivals once the show has begun. Please arrive early to be seated. To see a preview of the film, please click here.

Saturday, October 3

Nature  NEW! First Saturday Discovery Days - 11:30 AM to Noon. Ages 3-10 years with an adult. On the first Saturday of the month, join us as we introduce a new, nature theme through games, stories and crafts. October's theme is Tracking Animals. You can continue to explore the theme throughout the rest of the month in the Discovery Room's Field Station and with docent-led activities. This program is available on a first-come, first-served basis to the first 15 children and their adult chaperone. No registration necessary. Program is free with daily admission or annual pass.

Saturday, October 4

Nature  NEW! Animals, Animals, Animals!- 1-1:45 PM and again from 2-2:45 PM. Ages 3-10 years with an adult. Explore our wild planet, creatures of the night and more in an engaging play-to-learn platform with staff from the Port Discovery Children's Museum. Programs integrate music, poetry, games and nature exploration. This program is offered twice on a first-come, first-served basis to the first 35 participants. All children must be accompanied by an adult. No registration necessary. Program is free with daily admission or annual pass.

Thursday, October 8

Nature  Nature Center Home School Workshop - 2-3:30 PM. All ages. Connect with other homeschool families on the second Thursday of each month (Sept-May). Children have the chance to socialize and collaborate on nature, earth, and life science projects. See www.howardcountymd.gov/RNChomeschool.htm for more information, or to register.

Saturday, October 10

Astronomy History Star Storytelling: Our Constellations (Parent/Child) - 11 to 11:30 AM. Ages 3-8 years with an adult. Let your little one discover the stories behind our favorite constellations through views of space, stories and song in our NatureSphere digital planetarium. The theme for this month is "Princess Andromeda". Tickets are $3 per person with Robinson daily admission or annual pass.

Friday, October 16

Nature  School's Out Nature Day Camp - 8:30 AM -3:30 PM (optional after-care from 3:30 to 5 PM). Ages 6-12 years. Join us while school is out for an incredibly fun day of live animal presentations, crafts, nature hikes and scavenger hunts. Add optional after-care for an extended day of fun. See www.howardcountymd.gov/RNCdaycamps.htm for more information, for required forms and to register.

Astronomy Family Fridays at the NatureSphere - 6:30 to 7:30 PM. Ages 5 years and up with an adult. This program features the full-dome movie "Earth, Moon & Sun" preceded by a fun, family-friendly planetarium presentation about current happenings in our night sky. Tickets are $6. Due to dark conditions, we cannot seat late arrivals once the show has begun. Please arrive early to be seated. To see a preview of the film, please click here.

Saturday, October 18

Nature  NEW! Animals, Animals, Animals!- 1-1:45 PM and again from 2-2:45 PM. Ages 3-10 years with an adult. Explore our wild planet, creatures of the night and more in an engaging play-to-learn platform with staff from the Port Discovery Children's Museum. Programs integrate music, poetry, games and nature exploration. This program is offered twice on a first-come, first-served basis to the first 35 participants. All children must be accompanied by an adult. No registration necessary. Program is free with daily admission or annual pass.

Saturday, October 24

Astronomy History Star Storytelling: Our Constellations (Parent/Child) - 11 to 11:30 AM. Ages 3-8 years with an adult. Let your little one discover the stories behind our favorite constellations through views of space, stories and song in our NatureSphere digital planetarium. The theme for this month is "Princess Andromeda". Tickets are $3 per person with Robinson daily admission or annual pass.

Thursday, November 5

Nature  Nature Center Home School Class - 2 to 3:30 PM. Ages 3-13 years. Give your home school student hands-on immersive experiences on the first Thursday of each month (Sept-May). Students are divided by age. See www.howardcountymd.gov/RNChomeschool.htm for more information, or to register.

Friday, November 6

Astronomy Family Fridays at the NatureSphere - 6:30 to 7:30 PM. Ages 5 years and up with an adult. This program features the full-dome movie "Astronaut" preceded by a fun, family-friendly planetarium presentation about current happenings in our night sky. Tickets are $6. Due to dark conditions, we cannot seat late arrivals once the show has begun. Please arrive early to be seated. To see a preview of the film, please click here.

Astronomy Friday Late Nights in the NatureSphere- 8 to 9 PM. Ages 18 years and up. This program is for adults and features the full-dome movie "Impact!" preceded by a planetarium presentation about current happenings in our night sky and space science. Tickets are $6. Due to dark conditions, we cannot seat late arrivals once the show has begun. Please arrive early to be seated. To see a preview of the film, please click here.

Saturday, November 7

Astronomy History Star Storytelling: Our Constellations (Parent/Child) - 11 to 11:30 AM. Ages 3-8 years with an adult. Let your little one discover the stories behind our favorite constellations through views of space, stories and song in our NatureSphere digital planetarium. The theme for this month is "Pisces & Aquarius". Tickets are $3 per person with Robinson daily admission or annual pass.

Nature  NEW! First Saturday Discovery Days - 11:30 AM to Noon. Ages 3-10 years with an adult. On the first Saturday of the month, join us as we introduce a new, nature theme through games, stories and crafts. November's theme is Digging Up the Past. You can continue to explore the theme throughout the rest of the month in the Discovery Room's Field Station and with docent-led activities. This program is available on a first-come, first-served basis to the first 15 children and their adult chaperone. No registration necessary. Program is free with daily admission or annual pass.

Saturday, November 8

Nature  NEW! Animals, Animals, Animals!- 1-1:45 PM and again from 2-2:45 PM. Ages 3-10 years with an adult. Explore our wild planet, creatures of the night and more in an engaging play-to-learn platform with staff from the Port Discovery Children's Museum. Programs integrate music, poetry, games and nature exploration. This program is offered twice on a first-come, first-served basis to the first 35 participants. All children must be accompanied by an adult. No registration necessary. Program is free with daily admission or annual pass.

Thursday, November 12

Nature  Nature Center Home School Workshop - 2-3:30 PM. All ages. Connect with other homeschool families on the second Thursday of each month (Sept-May). Children have the chance to socialize and collaborate on nature, earth, and life science projects. See www.howardcountymd.gov/RNChomeschool.htm for more information, or to register.

Saturday, Saturday, November 15

Nature  NEW! Animals, Animals, Animals!- 1-1:45 PM and again from 2-2:45 PM. Ages 3-10 years with an adult. Explore our wild planet, creatures of the night and more in an engaging play-to-learn platform with staff from the Port Discovery Children's Museum. Programs integrate music, poetry, games and nature exploration. This program is offered twice on a first-come, first-served basis to the first 35 participants. All children must be accompanied by an adult. No registration necessary. Program is free with daily admission or annual pass.

Friday, November 20

Astronomy Family Fridays at the NatureSphere - 6:30 to 7:30 PM. Ages 5 years and up with an adult. This program features the full-dome movie "Astronaut" preceded by a fun, family-friendly planetarium presentation about current happenings in our night sky. Tickets are $6. Due to dark conditions, we cannot seat late arrivals once the show has begun. Please arrive early to be seated. To see a preview of the film, please click here.

Saturday, November 21

Astronomy History Star Storytelling: Our Constellations (Parent/Child) - 11 to 11:30 AM. Ages 3-8 years with an adult. Let your little one discover the stories behind our favorite constellations through views of space, stories and song in our NatureSphere digital planetarium. The theme for this month is "Pisces & Aquarius". Tickets are $3 per person with Robinson daily admission or annual pass.

Thursday, December 3

Nature  Nature Center Home School Class - 2 to 3:30 PM. Ages 3-13 years. Give your home school student hands-on immersive experiences on the first Thursday of each month (Sept-May). Students are divided by age. See www.howardcountymd.gov/RNChomeschool.htm for more information, or to register.

Friday, December 4

Astronomy Family Fridays at the NatureSphere - 6:30 to 7:30 PM. Ages 5 years and up with an adult. This program features the full-dome movie "We Are Aliens" preceded by a fun, family-friendly planetarium presentation about current happenings in our night sky. Tickets are $6. Due to dark conditions, we cannot seat late arrivals once the show has begun. Please arrive early to be seated. To see a preview of the film, please click here.

Astronomy Friday Late Nights in the NatureSphere- 8 to 9 PM. Ages 18 years and up. This program is for adults and features the full-dome movie "Oasis in Space" preceded by a planetarium presentation about current happenings in our night sky and space science. Tickets are $6. Due to dark conditions, we cannot seat late arrivals once the show has begun. Please arrive early to be seated. To see a preview of the film, please click here.

Saturday, December 5

Nature  NEW! First Saturday Discovery Days - 11:30 AM to Noon. Ages 3-10 years with an adult. On the first Saturday of the month, join us as we introduce a new, nature theme through games, stories and crafts. December's theme is Astronomy. You can continue to explore the theme throughout the rest of the month in the Discovery Room's Field Station and with docent-led activities. This program is available on a first-come, first-served basis to the first 15 children and their adult chaperone. No registration necessary. Program is free with daily admission or annual pass.

Thursday, December 10

Nature  Nature Center Home School Workshop - 2-3:30 PM. All ages. Connect with other homeschool families on the second Thursday of each month (Sept-May). Children have the chance to socialize and collaborate on nature, earth, and life science projects. See www.howardcountymd.gov/RNChomeschool.htm for more information, or to register.

Saturday, December 12

Astronomy History Star Storytelling: Our Constellations (Parent/Child) - 11 to 11:30 AM. Ages 3-8 years with an adult. Let your little one discover the stories behind our favorite constellations through views of space, stories and song in our NatureSphere digital planetarium. The theme for this month is "Taurus the Great Bull". Tickets are $3 per person with Robinson daily admission or annual pass.

Friday, December 18

Astronomy Family Fridays at the NatureSphere - 6:30 to 7:30 PM. Ages 5 years and up with an adult. This program features the full-dome movie "We Are Aliens" preceded by a fun, family-friendly planetarium presentation about current happenings in our night sky. Tickets are $6. Due to dark conditions, we cannot seat late arrivals once the show has begun. Please arrive early to be seated. To see a preview of the film, please click here.

Saturday, December 26

Astronomy History Star Storytelling: Our Constellations (Parent/Child) - 11 to 11:30 AM. Ages 3-8 years with an adult. Let your little one discover the stories behind our favorite constellations through views of space, stories and song in our NatureSphere digital planetarium. The theme for this month is "Taurus the Great Bull". Tickets are $3 per person with Robinson daily admission or annual pass.