I can RENT the WHOLE planetarium for my private group?
YES! It has been a very popular thing to do. Here are some events we have hosted:
Family and Company parties,
Travel Agency groups,
Surprise Marriage Engagements.
Then please read all of this and you can request instantly at the bottom.
When can I bring my group to the planetarium ?
PLEASE do not request a date less than 2 weeks from today. Planning time is needed.Otherwise, you're the boss.
If it's open on the calendar, it's probably yours.
You can request a program. If it's an evening program, I must first check with my family and confirm it with you.
You're the boss.
Scouts/4H usually want to learn about constellations/ navigation to fulfill a badge requirement.
Then an age appropriate topic is added. Telescopes, Engineering Saturn, Mars.
Birthday parties prize fun over all. etc..
You can browse the program library and select a topic.
Really, you tell me what you want to see and expect and I will make the program to your needs.
Of course I can always suggest something for you if you wish..
Physical logistics of the planetarium?
We have 48 seats and are limited to this by fire code.
- Planetarium has it's own front doors located at Wausau West High School.
Our doors are near the flagpole and marked with a large sign above the entrance.
Front doors open 20 minutes before start time.
Yes! Depending on availability.
Classrooms are almost always available in the evening but never available during the school day.
A standard classroom may be used for an additional hour before or after your program.
What is the cost?
-Always 1 free leader per 20 in your group.
- Checks made to 'Planetarium' and cash are accepted.
Receipts are always issued.
Sorry we can't accept credit card.
$70 per program minimum.
$100 per program minimum.
Group A has 12 people for a Saturday birthday party with program and classroom usage for cake and presents.
(1 free birthday person with 11 x $4 = $48 so the $100 program minimum applies)
+ $30 for classroom (1 hour )
(2 free plus 38 x $4 = $152 so the minimum does not apply) Group pays $152
How do I pay for the program?
You can bring check/cash on your visit. A receipt will be issued.
We can not process credit cards.
We can also invoice.
Steps to reserve a program:
1) Review the frequently asked questions above.
2) Review the CALENDAR to find an open date/time.3) You are now ready too.....