Welcome to the STEM Education Center
Are you affiliated with a school or community group interested in learning more about Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, the STEM Educational Center, and the Jim and Linda Lee Planetarium? Welcome to the STEM Education Center's Frequently Asked Questions page, where we'll address many common questions, concerns, and logistics behind scheduling your very own in-depth campus tour.
Scheduling a Tour
To schedule your own tour, follow the steps outlined below:
- Review the questions and answers listed below.
- Fill out and submit the Online Event Request Form.
- Await further instructions from a STEM Education Center representative.
If you are interested in having your next event hosted at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University's Prescott campus, then visit our Conferences & Retreats page for more information.
We look forward to seeing you on campus!
STEM Tour Activities
Yes, when you schedule your tour, you will have the option of selecting a planetarium show of your choice. Special requests for shows not listed below may be considered if requested in advance.
A few of the planetarium shows available to tour groups are as follows:
Planetarium Introduction - 6.5 mins. (Developed in-house): Demonstrates the capabilities of the planetarium; see the night sky, fly through the stars, and more!
Tour of the Solar System - 30 mins.: Show explores the solar system and has been designed for school groups, but can be adapted to different age groups.
46.5 Billion Light Years - 15 mins. (Developed in-house): Start at the Earth and zoom out to see how big the cosmos really are! Fly to the edge of our visible knowledge of the known universe.
The Jim and Linda Lee Planetarium also offers specially curated full-dome planetarium shows open to the public year-round. For more information on the facility, the shows, and showtimes, visit the Jim and Linda Lee Planetarium page.
Campus tours are conducted by one of our staff members, and may include information such as:
- The History of Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
- What makes Embry-Riddle unique
- What ERAU offers to students, and to the community
- The Degrees and Programs available at Embry-Riddle's Prescott campus
- What Community Engagement opportunities are available at Embry-Riddle
STEM Tour Requests, Rules, and Guidelines
Possibly, depending on when your tour is scheduled. Embry-Riddle is an active learning environment. As such, visitors are expected to be respectful of the classroom environments you will be engaging with while on campus. All students, employees, and volunteers at Embry-Riddle must be treated respectfully.
Tour groups must provide an adequate number of adult chaperones in order to provide safe, legal, and effective oversight of minors. The standards are as follows:
- One authorized adult for every five minors ages 4 and 5
- One authorized adult for every six minors ages 6 to 8
- One authorized adult for every eight minors ages 9 to 14
- One authorized adult for every ten minors ages 15 to 18
Tour groups will be responsible for all its operations and personnel. All activities must be supervised under competent adult supervision.