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Desert Dome

Grades K-5

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Join us on an adventure to the California Mojave Desert in our fully immersive, inflatable dome! Learn all about ecology, adaptation, desert habitats, and observation skills as we help Uuhuuly, a Kangaroo Rat, find her home. Experience the desert as you never have before!

Each 45-minute Desert Dome program is facilitated by a California Science Center educator and includes an intro activity, followed by an interactive presentation in the Desert Dome!

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Fall Discount: $100 off all Desert Dome program dates in August - December!

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Learning Goals & Activities

Below are some of the questions your students may ask, and the ways in which we will explore, explain, and elaborate on those concepts:

How do animals survive in the desert?
Learn about adaptations that help plants and animals survive.

Where do animals get their water?
Explore the different ways animals find and conserve water.

Is it always hot in the desert?
Discover what factors make a desert a desert, and the role that temperature plays

What animals can survive in the desert?
Investigate many different animals and how they are suited for life in the desert

Desert Dome Reservations

Call 213-744-7444 or email for details about booking a program.  Programs must be scheduled at least three weeks in advance.


$695 for the first 2 hours (up to 3 programs/45 students per program)
$100 for each additional hour (1-2 programs per hour)

All programs require a $150 non-refundable deposit to confirm your scheduled date. The deposit is applied to the cost of your program.

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California State Science Standards


Life Sciences: 2.a., 2.c.
Earth Sciences: 3.a., 3.b.
Investigation and Experimentation: 4.a., 4.b., 4.d.

1st Grade:

Life Sciences: 2.a., 2.b., 2.c.
Earth Sciences: 3.a., 3.b., 3.c.

2nd Grade:

Life Sciences: 2.c.
Investigation and Experimentation: 4.b.

3rd Grade:

Physical Sciences: 1.a.
Life Sciences: 3.b.

4th Grade:

Life Sciences: 2.a., 2.b., 3.a., 3.b.

5th Grade:

Investigation and Experimentation: 6.f.

Questions? Call 213-744-7444 for more information, or email