Hold an Event

Over the years, Kopernik has hosted birthday parties, important meetings, corporate retreats, wedding receptions, anniversaries, retirement celebrations, birthday, dances,  and other events. Our unique facility with its telescopes, classrooms and multimedia equipment make it an ideal place to hold all types of gatherings!

Birthday Parties

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Lights & Lasers – This program will take place in our darkened physics lab, where rainbows sparkle and stars glow in the dark. Guests will experience a variety of colored light demonstrations. They will see different energized gasses glow, each having its own unique colorful display. Guests also will learn about different lasers, see how they interact with various substances, and use laser audio projection to “see” music! Finally, guests will make an energy bread bracelet or glow worms (birthday family chooses when booking party). Appropriate for ages 5 – adult

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Stars & Constellations-This program also takes place in our darkened physics lab,where guests will see glowing and sparkling stars energized by KOSC’s black lights. They will learn about the myths and legends of the night sky. Finally, guests will make a star-finder that they can take home or make a 3D constellation model in the lab (birthday family chooses when booking party). The star-finder is a movable map for locating stars and constellations in the sky throughout the year. Guests will make the 3D constellation model in the physics lab, hang it from the ceiling, and then observe it from a variety of angles. Appropriate for ages 6 – adult

LEGO WeDo Robotics – Kids of all ages love creating things with LEGOS. In this highly interactive program, children will use the innovative WeDo LEGOs platform to build and program mechanical birds that dance and sing! As time permits, guests will have the opportunity to reprogram the birds to change their movement and their sounds. Appropriate for ages 7 – 10

Air Rockets – Rockets are a blast at KOSC! At the start of this popular program, guests will watch footage of classic NASA rocket launches that were early steps into space, the final frontier. Then guests will build their own paper rocket and launch it into the sky. These rockets are easy to make but they fly well and can achieve altitudes of up to 100 feet! After the launch, guests can retrieve their rockets and take them home! For the grand finale, the birthday celebrant will get to launch one of KOSC’s high-flying Estes Model rockets.Appropriate for ages 7 – adult

Comets and Meteors – In this program, guests will learn about meteors, which often are called shooting stars, and comets. They will learn what causes shooting stars and how to best observe a meteor shower. Guests will get to touch an actual rock from space and will enjoy a tour about space rocks in KOSC’s Computer Lab. Finally, they will see a comet made right in front of their eyes! Appropriate for ages 8

 

 

Adult Events

Rent Kopernik for an birthday party, anniversary, or other special event. Enjoy ideal space for receptions or seated dinners.  Party package pricing varies depending on programming and number of attendees. Reservations must be made at least two weeks in advance.

2.5 hour event – which may include up to 1 hour Kopernik program and observing.

Fee: $200 for 15 people, $5 per each additional person. Additional time: $50/hr after 2.5 hours.

Contact Roy Williams, our Public Programs Coordinator for more details or to schedule a visit. (607) 748-3685 X 315.

Corporate Events

Kopernik Observatory & Science Center offers a distinctive setting for corporate events to office parties, receptions, holiday events, celebrations and fundraisers. Host your next special event at Kopernik. Enjoy a tremendous variety of space that provides a great environment for any business party or social event. 

Party package pricing varies depending on programming and number of attendees. Reservations must be made at least two weeks in advance.

Rental opportunities include; space lobby, four classrooms, computer lab, kitchen, multimedia equipment, solar heliostat, three Observatory Telescopes, and 24 acres.

3 hour event – which may include up to 1 hour Kopernik program and observing.

Fee: $600 for 20 people, $10 per each additional person. Additional time: $50/hr after 2.5 hours.

Contact Roy Williams, our Public Programs Coordinator for more details or to schedule a visit. (607) 748-3685 X 315.