How To Schedule A Program

How to Schedule

Roberson programs are offered 12 months a year. Reservations are required at least four weeks in advance to ensure program availability and the best educational experience for everyone. For more information and/or to schedule a class at Roberson, call (607) 772-0660, or toll free (888) 269-5325. You must verify the details of your confirmation with Roberson’s Scheduling Coordinator (ext. 262) two weeks prior to your visit.

Please Note: Home for the Holidays programming will only be offered from Mid November through the first week in January.

We are currently offering field trips with updated safety precautions for COVID.


Prices: $225/group of a maximum of 25 students. Prices vary for Planetarium shows. Wherever possible, the price has been listed with the program name on the website. Programs include one, two or three different activities and last approximately 2 ½ hours. Planetarium programs can be booked separately for $150 for up to 25 students, ($6.00/student extra up to a maximum of 50).

Teachers and chaperones are admitted free of charge at a ratio of one adult to ten students. Additional adults will need to pay regular group admission. Adults are to stay with their groups at all times to supervise students. Chaperones are not to bring younger children with them.

Educator’s Discount

Roberson offers a 20% discount on memberships to all educators. Membership brings special privileges and benefits that provide more ways for educators to share in the life of this dynamic institution. Call (607) 772-0660 and ask for Membership for more information

Additional Info

Lunches must be scheduled. Roberson can provide an area for students to eat their own bag lunches on a first come, first served basis. Please pack lunches in boxes or coolers so they can be used easily. Weather permitting, picnic areas are available.

Late arrivals: Unfortunately, school groups arriving late will have an abbreviated program schedule. Cancellation Policy: Cancellations made less than 2 weeks prior to the scheduled visit will result in a $30 cancellation fee per group. Cancellations made on the day of a scheduled visit will result in full payment for the intended trip.

For a list of BOCES aidable programs, refer to the Broome-Tioga BOCES Services Guide available from your superintendent. Required BOCES units must be purchased through BOCES prior to booking.

Support provided by the general operations support grants from the United Cultural Fund, a program of the Broome County Arts Council; the Conrad and Virginia Klee Foundation; the Zoos, Botanical Gardens and Aquariums Program, administered by the New York State Office of Parks, Recreational, and Historical Preservation; and the New York State Council for the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.