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Age Appropriateness

Is This Show Appropriate for My Child?

Thanks for your interest in the Planetarium's shows.children in the planetarium

The question of age is a difficult one and we don't dictate any specific cutoff.

We have young people of quite a young age who are fascinated by our shows and can sit in rapt attention throughout. Though some of the material is advanced enough to appeal to the avid amateur astronomer or astronomy student, we always try to include interactive parts in all of our presentations so that the material and the content are interesting to young people as well as old.

If your child does becomes restless, noisy or potentially a disturbance to other audience members, it always works for us if you simply step out with him/ her into the ring lobby. If you are still waiting for others in your party to finish watching the main show, there are many interesting exhibits, including several looping TV monitors perhaps he/ she can watch. And you are always welcome to go outside for play during warm weather on the northeast side of the Planetarium. If, at a later point, your child is ready to return, we don't mind if you quietly enter the Star Chamber again. You will find a double set of doors. Please let the outside doors close behind you before opening the inside set, to keep light from bleeding into the dark Star Chamber.

So in essence, we do not want to discourage a child from coming. But we really need to leave it up to the parent to determine their maturity level. You probably know better than we do if he/ she can sit through a nearly hour-long show.

 

We hope this helps. Feel free to write hardin.planetarium@wku.edu or call 270-745-4044 if there are more questions.

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