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Teacher Appreciation Weekend

August 19 - 20, 2017


Saturday: 10AM - 5PM

Sunday: 12PM - 5PM


This once-a-year, must-see FREE educator event is around the corner and you won’t want to miss it! For an entire day, explore Science City, the Planetarium and so much more with you and up to three family members. You’ll get a sneak peek at all things new at Union Station including: Simple Machines at Play, Science City’s NEW 13,000 sq. ft. outdoor playground. Don’t wait! Register NOW to secure your spot. Deadline to RSVP is August 18 at 5PM. 

This is a FREE event for educators and up to three family members, for a total of four individuals per educator. To ensure your reservation, each educator planning to attend must register themselves and include the number of guests joining. Additional Science City and Planetarium tickets may be purchased at the student rate. (Science City - $7*, Planetarium - $4) New this year, each educator will receive a FREE ticket to our current traveling exhibition, Mummies of the World, and guests will receive discounted student rate tickets ($11). 

*Excludes taxes and fees

Included With FREE Admission:

  • New this year! Solar Eclipse Demos and Activities
  • One free Mummies of the World educator ticket and discounted student rate tickets for guests
  • Science City Exhibits including the NEW outdoor playground, Simple Machines at Play
  • Arvin Gottlieb Planetarium with state-of-the-art 4K twin projectors, cutting-edge space exploration software, surround sound, and NEW immersive programming (See below for schedule)
  • One parking voucher for the West Yards Parking Garage
  • Drawings for awesome educator inspired prizes (Attraction tickets, Union Station memberships and more!)
  • Pre-loaded USB flash drive with educator materials for your convenience

Planetarium Schedule:

Saturday - 8.19
10:30AM – Big Bird's Adventure
12PM - Magic Tree House: Space Mission
1PM – Sky Station LIVE
2PM – Dinosaurs at Dusk
3PM – Phantom of the Universe

Sunday - 8.20
12PM - Magic Tree House: Space Mission
1PM – Sky Station LIVE
2PM – Dinosaurs at Dusk
3PM – Phantom of the Universe

Parking: Educators attending on Saturday, August 19 will need to print or show this parking voucher  upon arrival to the West Yards Parking Garage. $10 event parking will be reinforced if parking voucher is not presented. Educators attending on Sunday, August 20 will be presented with a parking voucher at check-in, that they will redeem for free parking when exiting the West Yards Parking Garage.

Check-in and registration will be located in the Extreme Screen Lobby located on Level B of Union Station. Don’t forget to stop by and register for a chance to win prizes and much more! Prize winners will be announced via email following the event.

Save the Date for Upcoming Exciting Educator Events:

  • MUST SEE! Solar Eclipse Watch Party: August 21
  • NEW! Educator Stem Fest: October 1

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