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Field Trip: JMU Planetarium & Arboretum

Raw Learning Field Trip

JMU Planetarium & Arboretum

Raw Learning will be visiting the JMU Planetarium and Arboretum on Wednesday, March 22nd! We will meet at the Planetarium at 11am. The program will include the show “Earth, Moon, and Sun” followed by a live, seasonal discussion of the night sky as seen here in the Valley, and will last approximately one hour in total. Then we will head over to the Edith J. Carrier Arboretum afterwards for a picnic lunch (pack yourself) and free play!

This field trip is geared towards children ages 6-13, but younger and older siblings are welcome to attend as well! The cost will be $3 per person ages 4+ (including adults), ages 3 and under are free. All children must be accompanied by an adult.

“Please note: The John C. Wells planetarium strives to bring cutting-edge science to JMU as well as to the larger Shenandoah Valley community. Hence, the planetarium staff presents established science that is based on consensus from the scientific community. We will present the scientific evidence on topics such as climate change, evolution, age of the Earth, the Big Bang, and the age of the Universe.  All of our full dome shows, activities, and live star talks make reference to and begin with the premise that the age of the Universe is 13.8 billion years old, and that our Sun and the Solar System formed ~5 billions years ago. Our staff will not alter their presentations when discussing what some may consider controversial science topics.”

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