Venice Planetarium

The Hollow for Kids offers the first planetarium in Venice FL that makes learning fun for kids, school field trips, homeschool groups and more? We are the only planetarium in Sarasota county.

The planetarium is an Inflatable Domes and is designed for astronomy education.

  • Our model is 5 meters ( ~ 16 ft.) in diameter with a height at zenith of 3.2 meters ( ~ 10.5 ft.).
  • The dome is flame retardant to a rigorous standard, air circulation is constant and the floorless design enables fast emergency exits.
  • Likewise,just lift the side for wheelchair access.
  • The projector is a Digitarium Kappa Portable 2 Digital Planetarium System by Digitalis.
  • With 5000 lumens illuminating 180o of full sky and a resolution of 2.01 megapixels (about 9 pixels per degree of sky), the Portable 2 is an amazing tool to show awesome video shows, scientific visualizations and high- contrast star fields.
  • Software developed by Digitalis Education, Nightshade, runs “… simulations and visualizations for teaching and exploring astronomy, Earth science and has many features that produce immersive hemispherical visual experiences.
  • Our planetarium physically based rendering of planets, realistic atmospheres, a sky engine that can zoom in anywhere the see telescope imagery from the Digital Sky Survey, guided flights through the solar system and our Milky Way galaxy, shadow visualizations, an extensive visual media browser and more.

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