We want to make your presentation an enjoyable event. Please keep in mind
of the rules and regulations that we need for you to follow and remember.
- Cancellation and refund request requires a minimum 2-week notification.
We have a long waiting list and we like to give everyone the opportunity
to visit the Planetarium.
- Payment must be received by the Bakersfield College Planetarium
10 business days prior to your school's fieldtrip or it will
to cancellation. Maximum number of people allowed per presentation is 72 (each
person in their own individual seat). Each fieldtrip planetarium
show is $120.00, regardless of the amount of people
attending. Please make your check out to "Bakersfield
We do NOT take
- The postal address of the planetarium for payments is:
- Bakersfield College Planetarium
1801 Panorama Drive
Bakersfield, CA 93305
- Please be on time. The planetarium entrance will be open 5 minutes
before the start of the show. Groups arriving early are asked to
wait QUIETLY outside. College classes are in session right next to
the planetarium before and after the planetarium show. Groups arriving
late will not get the entire show. We must end the presentation by
a certain time because of other scheduled planetarium shows.
- The planetarium door will be locked when the show begins. The door
into the outer hallway will also be locked when the show begins.
People leaving the room during a show will NOT be allowed back in!
Allowing people back in during a show would ruin the audience's dark
adaption and disrupt the show for others. Please be considerate of
- Buses may drop off students at the end of the staff parking loop
off of Mt. Vernon, just north of the stop light at the Christmas
Tree entrance (across from Kern Schools Federal Credit Union). (See
planetarium website for maps.)
- Please Remember: No foods, drinks, gum, or candy is allowed
in the planetarium. Classes bringing lunches will leave
the food in the entry lobby just outside the planetarium.
- No light up shoes, please! Shoes that light up when pressure is
applied (as in walking or running) are bright enough in the Planetarium
to ruin everyone's dark adaption and experience of the show. Students
with light up shoes will be asked to remove them before seating.
- Please remember to be courteous to others. During the planetarium
show we would appreciate if there were no talking. If time is permitted
we will have a question-answer session.
The information you will need to schedule your school's presentation through
reservation form is: Teacher name, valid email address to
get the planetarium show reservation confirmation, school name, grade
level, desired show, and two choices
for the show date AND time (the first is the one you want and the second choice
is a back-up option if the first one is filled by someone else whose
email arrived before yours). Remember: the dates and times you give
in the reservation form are not guaranteed. The Bakersfield College
Planetarium has to confirm your appointment via email.
Planetarium shows are on Tuesdays and Thursdays mornings at 9:30 and 11:00 AM.
Shows are about one hour long. We do not have shows
during final exams, winter recess or winter holidays. See
what openings are available on the Planetarium
Finally, all groups are subject to the policies and procedures of the Business Services section in the KCCD Board Policy Manual (PDF document -- go to page 66 for Facilities usage). As a convenience, here is an excerpt from the Board Policy manual that deals with facilities usage (excerpt from Business Services Board Policy Manual as of December 9, 2010): link to Facilities Usage excerpt (PDF of p. 66 to 80).
December 9, 2010
Webpage contact: Nick Strobel