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History Programs in the Science Center


The following shows are available to schools for field trips. All programs listed are offered Monday through Friday by reservation.



At Your Service At Your Service
Grades K - 2
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At Your Service spotlights Tulare County producers of goods and services in the past and present, including segments on world geography, historical factors, job descriptions, resources and consumption.
35 minutes


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What is America? What is America?
Grades K - 2
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What is America and what does it mean to be an American? This presentation explores some answers while exciting visuals and patriotic music heighten the student's awareness of our country's heritage.
25 minutes


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We the People We The People
Grades 5 - 8
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A class assignment prompts Amy and her friend, Chris, to visit the library. The assignment concerns the U.S. Constitution - the physical atmosphere and the emotions of the people who witnessed its creation. Chris and Amy talk with a librarian and learn what the Constitution means to all of us.
58 minutes


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Tulare County: A Patchwork of Progress Tulare County: A Patchwork of Progress
Grade 3
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The story of Tulare County is resplendent with variety. This is so whether we consider its history, geography, agriculture, education, industry, cities or its people. This exciting program examines these variances and how each has contributed to the growth and progress of Tulare County.
52 minutes


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The First Americans The First Americans
Grade 3
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Many different tribes of Native Americans populated the United States from coast to coast. Students will learn about the various Native American groups and how they lived. A concentrated study of the California Indians and the Tulare County area Yokuts tribes is included.
35 minutes


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Up and Down the El Camino Real: A Look at the California Mission System Up and Down the El Camino Real: A Look at the California Mission System
Grade 4
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Students take a virtual field trip to the California Missions to uncover the importance of the Spanish influence on California history and the Native American Indians.
51 minutes


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Christmas Traditions Around the World Christmas Traditions Around the World
Grades K - 2


Christmas customs and winter season traditions from around the world are examined in this special holiday presentation. Students learn that, although people in different countries do not celebrate this festive occasion in the same way, it is always a very special time of the year for people all around the world.
23 minutes


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To schedule a visit to the Science Center, please call the reservations office at (559) 733-6433.
Office hours are Monday through Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

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Tulare County Office of Education
Planetarium & Science Center
11535 Avenue 264, Visalia, CA 93277

Conan Palmer
Planetarium & Science Center Supervisor
(559) 733-6433 • fax: (559) 730-2747



Jim Vidak, County Superintendent of Schools
Tulare County Office of Education
All mail to: P.O. Box 5091, Visalia, CA 93278-5091
Physical address: 6200 S. Mooney Blvd., Visalia, CA 93277
phone: (559) 733-6300 • fax: (559) 627-5219

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