Community Education offers Extended Year College for Kids & Teens, Fujitsu Planetarium, Short Courses and ed2go Online Classes. We have offerings just about every day of the week ranging from fitness to astronomy. The Planetarium is one of the greatest in the world and is open for field trips and weekend family fun. View the Community Education Calendar below and join our email list to stay up to date.
Planetarium Shows - Click on a show link below for trailers and descriptions. How to purchase Planetarium tickets.
Spontaneous Fantasia - Planetarium Special Event
June 3, July 8, October 7 and November 4
Lucid Dreamscapes will amaze you as you fly warp-speed through one-of-a-kind animated worlds. From the work of pioneering multimedia artist, J-Walt, this digital live performance utilizes the latest in interactive computer graphics techniques to bring paintings to life.
Complete details and tickets.
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“Totality” - Astronomy Show
We have multiple shows scheduled leading to the total solar eclipse on August 21.
June 24, July 15, July 29, August 5 and August 12
"Totality" is a fascinating look at all the wonders of eclipses, especially total solar eclipses. This program, produced by Bays Mountain Planetarium, examines what eclipses are, how and when they occur, and what wonderful sights they create. Look back to a fascinating period in scientific discovery when general relativity was proven with the photographic recording of a total solar eclipse. Details and Tickets.
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November 18 - Live performances from the Blue Eternity Group
Join us for an evening of live ambient music "under the stars"! The music you'll hear will be played by award winning trumpet player Jeff Oster, Grammy nominated bassist Michael Manring, and ambient electric guitarist Carl Weingarten. As you listen, feast your eyes on immersive visuals of celestial bodies and flights through space. This is an evening not to be missed!
Get your tickets today.
De Anza Extended Year Summer College for Kids and Teens is a summer enrichment program where the focus is on teaching and learning, not grades and exams.
Grades 1 to 5
Grades 6 to 10
Faria Child Development Center offers after care for De Anza Extended Year students. Contact the Faria Elementary CDC after care program for complete details at (408) 973-0325 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
New for 2017:
Visit the Extended Year home page for more information.
The Planetarium is available for astronomy & laser shows, field trips, and party rentals. We have an on-site gift shop. Interested individuals may also give a gift of the stars by sponsoring a student or school.
Short Courses offers not-for-credit enrichment courses taught on a wide variety of topics at De Anza College on evenings and weekends throughout the academic year.
Choose from over 300+ six-week instructor-facilitated online courses. Certificates issued upon successful completion of each course. Online sessions begin on the third Wednesday of every month.