Toronto's Royal Ontario Museum has travelling planetariums for rent

Apr 20 2018, 3:03 am

Yoga under the stars? Dinner under the stars? Cocktails under the stars… Oh, the things we could do with a planetarium for a day!

As it turns out the Royal Ontario Museum has two travelling planetariums for rent: a giant dome with a diameter of 27′ and height of 14′ can fit up to 50 people, while a standard dome with a diameter of 21′ and height of 11′ can fit up to 25 people.

Travelling Planetarium

The Royal Ontario Museum’s Travelling Planetarium

Booking fees for the giant dome start at $1200 per day and are available with a Teacher-Assisted Program, meaning the ROM will send an astronomy teacher to sherpa you through the night sky.

Meanwhile, the basic rental for the standard dome start at $1200 per week and includes a presenter’s guide.

Royal Ontario Museum planetarium

Royal Ontario Museum

Alas, these giant inflatable venues are being billed as an educational tool towards schools, scouts, libraries, and community centres, so you’ll have to find a credible excuse to throw your own planetarium pop-up.

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