online Reservations and pre-payment are required for all public shows.
Cost for Public Shows
$3/child ages 4-17
Click here to make your reservations and payments online.
NOTE: if you are an employee or a student of The C of I please call Kinga Britschgi for reservations.
All the Public Shows start at 7:00 p.m. and they are approx. 1-hr long. Please arrive 15 minutes earlier, by 6:45.
Wheelchair accessible! Please let Kinga (208-459-5211) know if you have special needs in the planetarium as we are limited two designated spaces for wheelchair seating and extra time is needed to enter the planetarium through the platform lift for handicapped access.
- Friday, 2/3/2017 Eclipse
- Saturday, 2/4/2017 7:00pm Storytelling in the Planetarium - Jim Cogan - PLEASE NOTE: the 4:00 pm show has been cancelled!
- Friday, 3/10/2017 Spring Equinox
- Friday, 4/7/2017 Eclipse
- Friday, 5/5/2017 5:30pm Eclipse
- Monday, 5/15/2017 Eclipse
- Friday, 6/16/2017 Summer Solstice with Eclipse - SOLD OUT
- Friday, 7/14/2017 Eclipse - SOLD OUT
- Thursday, 8/10/2017 Eclipse Storytelling with Jim Cogan and Amy Truksa - purchase
SPECIAL ECLIPSE SHOWS - RESERVATION REQUIRED (Free)
These shows will be offered free of charge thanks to support from the American Astronomical Society’s Solar Eclipse Task Force which is supporting efforts to prepare the public to safely enjoy this once-in-a-lifetime experience. We especially hope that educators will take advantage of this opportunity. Ten seats have been reserved for school teachers and one guest until August 1. If you are a teacher, please contact Kinga Britschgi directly for your ticket reservations before August 1. All other reservations are due in advance. Plan to arrive early as reservations will be forfeited to walk-ins 10 minutes before show time. Walk-ins who are unable to get a seat for the planetarium program will be provided with a mini-lecture on the science and safety of eclipse viewing and build an eclipse viewer. Everyone attending should bring an unflattened, empty cereal box if you would like to build a pinhole projector for eclipse viewing.
- Thursday, 8/10/2017 7:00pm - regular seats SOLD OUT; reserved teachers' seats are still available
- Friday, 8/11/2017 7:00pm - regular seats SOLD OUT; reserved teachers' seats are still available
- Tuesday, 8/15/2017 5:30pm - regular seats SOLD OUT; reserved teachers' seats are still available
- Tuesday, 8/15/2017 7:00pm - regular seats SOLD OUT; reserved teachers' seats are still available
Dates and topics are subject to change!