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As a participant at the Christa McAuliffe Space Center all patrons must agree to the following terms and conditions:

Group size limits

Dear Space Center patron,

Reservations in our simulators are made for very specific group sizes. If you arrive with a group larger than the reservation size our staff have been instructed to kindly read this notice to you.  No individuals beyond the reservation size are permitted to participate.

Group sizes are limited for many different reasons and we ask all patrons to plan accordingly. The only way to increase your participant size is to change your reservation PRIOR to attending.  Our staff are instructed not to make exceptions on the day of the flight.

Up to two individuals can observe from the control room so long as they do not distract employees and volunteers from performing their responsibilities.  Observers that cannot remain adequately still or quiet will be asked to leave the facility and return at the end of the scheduled reservation.  This allows our staff to focus and provide the highest quality experience possible. Youth cannot observe without an adult present.

Thank you for your understanding.

-Mr. Porter

Exceptions to size limits will be granted for:

Individuals with disabilities where an adult individual is there to aid the participant in performing their role as a crew member.

Nursing mothers will be accommodated for private reservations where you have rented out the entire simulator, but we ask that you do not attend with your infant if your are a participant of a mixed group event.  Mothers needing to take care of related needs can arrange to step out as frequently as needed as coordinated with CMSC staff upon arrival.

Age Restrictions & height considerations

Simulator participants are to be 10 years of age or older.  Please do not ask for exceptions and respect staff who are following these policies.

Children 2 years old and younger are not required to purchase a planetarium ticket as long as they are on a parents lap.  Limited to one entry per adult.  A separate seat can be purchased if desired.

Out of courtesy for all guests, patrons of the Planetarium must be able to sit appropriately and quietly for the duration of the show.  We ask parents to step out with any disruptive children as necessary until the child is ready to return.  You are welcome to stand in the alcoves just outside of the dome if standing helps to keep the child calm.  For safety reasons we do not provide booster seats and ask that guests not stand on the seating.

Due to room capacity limits set by the state fire marshal we can not handle large groups with small children 2 and under.

Lighting, audio, and respiratory sensitivity

During the experiences provided dramatic lighting, sound, and at times atmospheric effects are utilize to enhance the experience.  Patrons should discuss possible sensitivities with staff before the experience begins to see if accommodations can be made.  Many effects are interconnected to experience elements and cannot always be adjusted to individual needs due to the complexity of the systems used and human error.  If a concern is high for possible injury or distress it is advised for the patron to not participate and doing so they are proceeding at their own risk.


No food or beverages are allowed in the planetarium or simulators to help maintain the facility.  Food can be arranged with CMSC staff to be stored for a meal break during longer events and camps to be consumed in separate areas.

Electronic Devices and Recordings

I agree to switch off or completely silence all electronic devices that may provide a distraction to the experience. Any recordings, without written consent, are strictly prohibited. Filming Rental Agreement


I also agree to and provide permission for the photographic, video, audio, and any other form of electronic recording for and on behalf of the Alpine School District.  I acknowledge and agree that ownership of such recordings will be retained by the Alpine School District.

I authorize the use, reproduction and electronic posting of any recording referred to above for any reasonable purpose within the discretion of the Alpine School District without acknowledgment and without being entitled to remuneration or compensation.

I understand and agree that if I wish to withdraw this authorization, it will be my responsibility to inform the Space Center in writing at 95 N. 400 E., Pleasant Grove, UT  84062.



Participants are legally responsible for any personal actions taken and agree to hold harmless and defend the Alpine School District, its officers, directors, agents and chaperones from any illness or injury or cost of medical treatment in connection with participation.  I agree to compensate the Alpine School District, its officers, directors, agents, and chaperones for reasonable attorney’s fees and expenses arising in connection therewith.


All participants who bring medications for use while attending will maintain control of substances and have them on their person at all times.  Parents can request to have medications stored with staff by informing a senior staff member and making arrangement.  Staff will not administer personal medications, but will make medications available at prearranged times.  Be sure all medications have the campers name and their guardians securely on containers.

Participant Code of Conduct

•  I will be in the assigned area at all times (e.g. building, simulators etc) as directed by staff.

•  I will attend all activities with a positive attitude.

•  I will follow the directions of the teachers and staff.

•  I will treat others the way I want to be treated.

•  I understand that staff will assign participants to ships during camps as fairly as possible to ensure opportunities for new experiences.

•  I will be respectful to the building and simulators of the Center.

•  I will be accountable by accepting responsibility for my choices and actions.

•  I will take responsibility for any damage or misconduct in which I participate.

•  I will dress appropriately and tastefully at all times.

•  I will act and speak respectfully. I will not use vulgar or abusive language.

Cancelation Policy

I understand that there are costs associated with scheduling an appointment and fees for may be charged to cover processing fees.

Privacy Policy

The Christa McAuliffe Space Center (CMSC) works to protect and respect your privacy.  This policy was created to show our commitment to our program’s patrons and website users.  Included in policy are the types of information collected and how it is used.

What Personally Identifiable Information is Collected
Patrons of the CMSC and individuals that register with their contact information (such as name and email address) can expect that information to be used for specific, limited purposes.  You may always “opt out,” either now or at any time in the future, if you do not wish to receive further contact.

Personal information collected for usage with our App is limited to volunteers whose parents have given consent and is carefully protected following COPPA guidelines.  No information related to the personal ID of Volunteers is shared outside of the CMSC.

IP addresses
The CMSC uses your IP address to help diagnose problems with our server, to administer, and for statistical metrics used to track website visitor traffic.

Cookies uses “cookie” messages to automatically help provide better services. They remind us who you are and your preferences for our website based on what you’ve done and told us before. The “cookie” is placed in your computer and is read when you come back to our website. Cookies let us take you to the information and features you’re particularly interested in. They also let us track your usage of, so we know which parts of our sites are most popular. You can reject cookies or cancel them by instructing your Web browser accordingly.

How Your Information May Be Used
We use your personal information to provide you with personalized service; to send e-mail alerts to you; to answer your requests; to process your reservations; etc. You may choose to opt out at any time, which will cease all communications from us. We may also use your information to track visitor of our website. This lets us see which of our features are the most popular so we can better serve our users’ needs. It also lets us provide aggregate data about our traffic (not identifying you personally, but showing how many visitors used which features, for example) to outside parties

Email Privacy
The Christa McAuliffe Space Center does not provide, sell, or rent email addresses to anyone outside the organization.

External Links includes links to external websites. These links do not fall under the domain, and the CMSC is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of external websites. Your use of any linked website is solely at your own risk.

We may amend this privacy policy from time to time; please review it periodically.