My kids were so happy when they saw I was doing a review of the Discovery Kids Space Projector. They couldn’t wait to get inside the box and see the star and astronaut scapes that appeared on the ceiling when we set it up. Amelia totally jumped up and down when she saw this one!
There may have been some debate about who would get to keep the Space Projector in her bedroom. We solved it by keeping it downstairs, at least until Zoe hijacked without Amelia realizing it. Sibling rivalry is tough!
Why Buy the Discovery Kids Space Projector?
Discovery Kids has released a toy that is perfect! Their 2-in-1 Stars & Planets Space Projector will have your child “oohing” and “aahing” at how their ceiling has transformed into the night sky.
This space projector has two settings. The first one, “STARS,” activates the dome on top which projects stars onto the ceiling. This makes an ideal night light to leave on for your child as they go to sleep, as the star images rotate around their bedroom.
The second setting, “PROJECTION,” is featured on the other side of the project. It shoots images that are featured on the slide you insert. This toy has 4 slides that feature planets, constellation, spacecraft, astronauts, planet Earth, the Horsehead nebula and more with a total of 24 images! Think of all the ways you can inspire a child if they nod off to sleep with images of space projecting on their ceiling. The projector features a lens that automatically progresses through the slides in the viewer, so you can sit back and let your child watch.
The leg stand is flexible, easily allowing you to flip the space projector from Projection to Stars. Images on the disk are beautiful; my kids went crazy for them. I went through them and Amelia made me stop on “Earth.” She was fascinated with the view of what our home planet looks like from afar. The only downside was that it was a challenge to focus the all stars properly if you’re not able to put the device in the center of the room. The projector works perfectly though, as long as you keep it clean and regularly change the batteries. (This space projector requires 3 “AA” 1.5 alkaline batteries.)
Who Will Love This Toy
This is a great toy for kids who are:
- Science Geeks
- SciFi Fans
- Star Gazers and
- Night Light Lovers
- Kids Who Don’t Like Legos
Oh, I know, you’re not liking that last group. Sure, Lego lovers can love this toy. For my kids, Legos are NOT doing it. They just don’t care much for building toys but anything that has space in it, they love! One of their favorite books, in fact, was “There’s No Place Like Space: All About Our Solar System,” which is a great beginner intro, even helping kids memorize the order of the planets!
In fact, this toy is fun for kids who are studying their first introduction to space. (For my kids, that was 3rd grade.) This is the perfect educational toy that doesn’t feel like one for those kids. But beyond that, my kids are not really any of those things but they are fascinated by the night sky and astronauts. Well, who isn’t? 🙂
While my daughter has no interest in pursuing a career in science, she is very interested in the solar system, night skies and any space show she can find. She’s fascinated with the moon, and this year, she asked for a telescope!
Where to Buy
You can purchase the Discovery Kids 2-in-1 Stars & Planets Space Projector through these links – find your favorite store:
If you love this idea for a toy but your child is more of the creative type, check out Discovery Kids Wall and Ceiling Art Projector with Markers.
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Josephine Stone says
Can you buy the disk only
I can’t find anything like that. I’m sorry! You can contact the Discovery Kids and ask them. I don’t see this toy online…I’d just call if you have a phone number on the instruction book or something. Sorry I couldn’t be more helpful!
Anita perez says
I bought one for granddaughter for xmas. Went to use the other night were you insert batteries only one battery compartment had metal in them. Cannot use at all what can you do to fix this discovery projector? Too late to bring back very disappointed with this I don’t know if I ever will by discovery product again
If it had a missing piece, contact the company. Or, return the product. I’m so sorry this happened to you.
Lysa Manzo says
Wow! I have been on several websites regarding this product and NONE of them had a way of communication. I bought one 2 days ago. At first, in star mode, in clicked & moved. 2 days later…it stopped. Figured maybe the batteries were drained already to make this a problem. Not so. Put new batteries in & it did the same thing. Doesn’t move anymore. Obviously a factory issue & I’m real disappointed it stopped working correctly so fast. Guess you can only expect what you pay for these days. VERY UNHAPPY. How do I explain to MY kids you get what you pay for these &what you pay for these days.
I’m so sorry you had difficulties. I never had any problems with ours, including battery issues. I would contact the manufacturer.
The big round top is missing from a Discovery Star Planetarium.(I bought it secondhand) I’m wondering if anyone knows or how I can get that piece?
Hm, I did a search…you’d be hard-pressed to find just that part, Molly. Sorry to hear that. I’d give you mine if I still had it 🙁
Amalia Arredondo says
We purchased one of these for Christmas for our kids and it does not turn on. We put in the batteries, slid in the disk and nothing is happening. What can we do?
Hi Amalia, I’m very sorry you had this problem. I have no idea how to help you. I’m probably the last person to ask about repairing things! I’m so sorry. Perhaps you want to return or exchange the item for something else?