Group Visits

Why not bring your group to the second largest planetarium in the state?  

Bring your civic group, scout troop, church group, day care, school classes, after-school enrichment group to the Staerkel Planetarium!  We are open for groups through the week on a reservation basis.  You can choose your date and time.  We begin shows on the hour and you can pick the show you want to see.  Our group rate is just $3 per person with a minimum of 20 people (if you have less than 20 people, we can still book the show for you, but the fee is still $60).  See the listing of shows by grade level here and the reservation process begins here.    If you have questions, call us at 217/351-2568.  If you'd like a show outside of normal operating hours, you can rent the space.  Availability is dependent on availability of the dome and a staff member to operate the show.  Rental information is here.