A field trip dreams are made of !
( Qualification: Groups of nearly all children visiting via a bus, M-F, 8-3pm, during the normal school year )
Steps to reserve a program:
1) Review the frequently asked questions below.
2) Find an open date/time on the...
3) You are now ready too...
What programs and topics can we see ?
To mesh your curriculum to your planetarium visit, you can select the most appropriate program for your students.
The program library (still under construction) lists titles and topics of all offerings.
I'm happy to help if you have trouble selecting later too.
You can always select the "Not Sure Yet" option on the request.
(Wausau School District only) As part of our guaranteed and viable curriculum you must select the program the same grade as your class.
When can I bring my class ?
- School days (Monday - Friday): AM and PM bus traffic creates an impassible situation.
8:30am-2:30pm & 3:30-5pm
PLEASE, no less than 2 weeks from today.
Leave 30 minutes of passing time between other programs. (10-20 minutes if you have multiple programs in a row)
Please don't schedule your group to start precisely when a different group is ending.
Wausau First Student' Busing? (New 2023-24)
Past driver shortage blackout times have been lifted however...
Still a good idea to target your visit with start times > 9am and < 12:45pm.
- Bus pick up no earlier than 8:45am.
- Bus drop off no later than 2pm.
Outside of these times, please converse with building admin assistant and/or First Student.
With the above criteria, if it's open on the online calendar, you can place a request there.
How many people can you bring ?
We have 48 seats and are strictly limited to 48 people by fire code.
Please note that wheelchairs, with their inherent seat, can not add additional people.
- To qualify for school fee rate, your bus must be filled with nearly all children, with a few chaperones.
Example: If your group has a large percentage of adults/parents needing parking for many cars, then you qualify as a "group" program.
how long is the visit ?
Normal programs run 1 hour in the planetarium, unless specified.
Transit time to and from your bus adds time to your total visit.
Is the Planetarium Handicap accessible ?
Yes, there are 4-5 wheelchair parking spaces in the front row with ramped access all the way from the parking lot.
What is the cost and how is payment handled ?
100% of the Planetarium's budget is your visit so thank you for investing in future programs.
(Wausau School District only) Do not arrange to pay fees, payment is handled internally.
School Group Student Rates:
( M-F, 8-3pm, during the normal school year)
$3 per student.
1 free chaperon for every 20 students.
$60 per program minimum.
12 students and 1 teacher = $60 minimum.
40 students and 4 teachers = (42 normal + 2 free chaperones) = $126.
No need to have exact attendance in advance as you can bring check/cash on your visit.
A receipt will be issued.
Sorry no credit cards at this time.
I can also invoice.