Group Visits

How to Arrange a Visit

Planetarium shows are given on a purely volunteer basis. We gladly serve UW groups, K-12 groups that are studying astronomy, and public groups (such as astronomy clubs or scouts). The planetarium is open to these groups on Fridays only, with presentations starting between the hours of 10 and 2 during the school year, on a first-requested, first-served basis. Shows have no fee but donations towards the upkeep of our planetarium are gladly accepted. Click here to donate online.

Shows are generally about 45 minutes in length, and the planetarium can seat about 40 people. If your group is larger than 40 people please make separate requests for shows. The planetarium is handicap-accessible, although it’s difficult for visually impaired students to receive the maximum impact since the simulation is extremely visual in nature.


To arrange a show for your class or group, fill out the online planetarium show request form.


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