Public Programs

Take Family Nights Out of This World!

  • Fulldome content is displayed on a large hemispherical ceiling all around you, so you feel like you're in space.

  • These pre-scheduled, general admission events are for individuals or smaller groups (perfect for families).

  • Tickets are $5 per person (unless noted) & only available online, via this website. There is no in-person box office.

  • Program length is normally 1 hour, except movie release parties or specials.

  • The doors open ~30 minutes early and late seating is not allowed. Please arrive at least 20 minutes early to park and take your seat as we will start on schedule.

  • Age guidance is listed for each event.

  • If you can't be here for your reservation see our refund policy.

  • No carry-in food, beverages or filming is allowed inside the planetarium.

Season of Light

A Classic Planetarium Program
3 per person donation
100% of funds go to:
Humane Society of Marathon County

Friday, Dec 16th 6-6:40pm, 7-7:40pm
For ages 8 and up

Light up the cold dark season with a warm and bright holiday show!

We explore the reasons humans are so fascinated with lighting up our lives during the December holiday season. It's an exploration of the astronomical meanings behind seasonal traditions, including the "Star over Bethlehem".

'Season of Light' is visually rich, culturally inclusive, musically satisfying, and soothing as a warm drink on a cold winter's night.

Birth of Planet Earth

A Fulldome Planetarium Program
$5 per person
Multiple dates in Dec and Jan : see Schedule
For ages 8 and up

The story of our home planet, answering the age-old question: how did our planet come to support life? Going back billions of years to the Milky Way galaxy, this giant screen science documentary employs advanced data-driven, cinematic-quality visualizations to explore some of the biggest questions in science today: How did we become a living planet, and what does history tell us about finding other life in the universe among a billion other Earth-size planets scientists believe exist today? This program explains what it took to achieve Planet Earth’s wonder – and how the aftershocks of a supernova, the violence of Jupiter, a chance collision with the proto-planet Theia, the gift of a moon, and water combined to make life possible.