Programs Available for Group Bookings and Private Show

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Cernan Group Program Guide

Group Program Guide  Cernan Group Program Guide

Chart Correlating Program Options with Grade Levels

Grade Chart

How to Make the Most of Your Visit

Download educator support materials from our website
Find curriculum standards related to each program, pre and post activities, vocabulary and useful book and web references. Download and print out an exhibit hunt for your students to complete while they explore the exhibits in the lobby.
Book your visit during the off-season - Get a discount
Book your weekday visit for September, October, January or February and receive $0.50 off the regular admission price. For example, if the normal student rate is $4.00, the off-season charge would be $3.50 per person.
Allow time to shop at the Star Store
The Cernan Center’s Star Store gift shop offers unique items for science enthusiasts of all ages. More than just astronomy and space exploration, dinosaur-lovers, budding geologists, weather watchers, gift-givers and others are sure to find a special something to enhance their interest.
Book two shows for the same day - Get a discount
Reserve two different shows on the same weekday for the same group of students and receive a $1 per person discount for the second show on the same day. For example, if the normal student rate is $4.00, the fee for the second show would be $3.00 per student.
Tour the Triton College campus
Students 6th grade and up are invited to take a short tour of the Triton College campus including the new Health Careers building with its labs and simulators, General Science building and Student Center.
Borrow a telescope – For free!
Teachers of grades 5 through 12 can borrow a telescope for two months of classroom use for FREE. If you are interested in this program, visit or call the Cernan Center at (708) 456-0300, Ext. 3408 for details.

Group Program Pricing

School Program Admission    
Sep, Oct, Jan & Feb
Other Months
In District Schools  
Out of District Schools  
One supervisory adult admitted free for every ten students.
Additional adults are admitted at the student rate.

Make Your Reservation

Choose a date: Tuesday through Friday
Groups can also make reservations to attend a regularly scheduled public program or book a private program outside of normal hours.
Choose a time slot: 9:45am, 10:45am or 11:45am
Other times are available upon request.
Choose a program
Visit for a complete list of available programs, to see trailers for each program and download educator support materials including curriculum standards, pre and post visit activities and more.
Don’t have time to shop?
Or want to make the shopping experience easy for everyone? Order prepackaged Souvenir Bags for your group by calling (708) 456-0300, Ext. 3372.
Souvenir Bag Flyer  Souvenir Bag Flyer
Be sure to review the Minimum Fee and Program Cancelation information below
Call the Cernan Center Reservationist: Monday through Friday 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at (708) 456-0300 x 3372
After setting the date, time and program, let us know if your group wants to eat in the College Cafeteria, take a campus tour, shop in the Star Store or order prepackaged Souvenir Bags.
Check Your Confirmation for Accuracy
You will receive a confirmation by email or standard mail.

Minimum Charge for Group Reservations

The minimum fee to schedule a weekday program is a $50. Small groups do not need to pay the minimum fee if they see a show with another group.

Program Cancellation Fees

If you must cancel your visit, please notify the Cernan Center as soon as possible. Email or call (708) 456-0300, Ext. 3372.

Groups that fail to arrive for their scheduled program or group leaders who fail to cancel their group reservation two weeks prior to their scheduled visit are responsible for the following cancellation fees:
   • 1 to 29 attendees: $20 per canceled time slot.
   • 30 or more attendees: $0.75 per reserved seat per canceled time slot.

What to Do on the Day of Your Visit

Bring your confirmation with you.
Have an accurate count of students and adults in your group.
Groups should plan to arrive at least 15 minutes before their scheduled program time. Find driving directions online at
Buses should drop off passengers in front of the Cernan Center.
Buses and cars park in the lot north of the Cernan Center. Refer to the map in your confirmation packet or online at
Making Payment: The Cernan Center accepts cash, Visa, MasterCard, American Express, and checks made payable to Triton College. Payment is due when a group checks in, unless arrangements have been made in advance.
Complete a program evaluation to tell us how we can improve our programs and services.

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