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: $3/person for school-aged children and $6.00/person for adult groups with a minimum cost of $60.00/group.  Therefore, a school-aged group smaller than 20 people would pay $60 and an adult group smaller than 10 individuals would cost $60.  A school-aged group larger than 20 individuals and an adult group larger than 10 individuals will pay the per-person rate.  For example, a group of 50 students would cost $125 and a group of 25 adults would cost $150.  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).