Scheduling a Field Trip/Visit

Please see Hours of Operation to see when the planetarium is open FOR A FIELDTRIP.

Timeline: All group visits must be finalized two weeks before your visit.

Capacity: Maximum group size of 50 people.

Cost:  There is a minimum cost of $60.00/group. For non-educational groups (private programs, scouts, companies, organizations) the cost is $3/child and $6.00/adult (including parents, chaperones, and any other adults) above a group count of 20. Please note that we are charging $2.50/person (students and adults alike) for educational institutes above a group count of 20. Therefore, a group of 20 adults would cost $60, and a group of 50 students of a school would cost $125.  WE CAN ONLY ACCEPT PAYMENT WITH CASH OR CHECK.  No debit or charge cards, please.

Contact Information: Please schedule your field trip through email: [email protected] (Kinga Britschgi)

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.

Ages & Topics: 

  • We work very hard to meet the needs of your particular group in terms of both topic and show length. 
  • The planetarium can be used effectively as tool in a variety of disciplines—science (earth science, astronomy), social studies (history, navigation, cultural topics), and English (storytelling, mythology)—and the program can be adjusted to fit your needs/interests.  We usually call you the week before your arrival to learn any particular requests.  If you have very specific topics that might require extra planning on our part, please contact us as soon as you have scheduled your group.
  • We offer a Nursery Rhyme show for very young students (preschool-1st or 2nd grade), and suggest a time of about 30 minutes.
  • Other programs can run up to an hour, but that time can be adjusted to fit your schedule (for example, 45-50 minutes, rather than 60 minutes).