The ISU Planetarium is closed until further notice out of concern for the welfare of our visitors.
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Collect money from each person ahead of time and make a single check payable to Illinois State University. Planetarium staff will collect the check when you arrive. No cash or credit cards accepted.
Reservations are required for all programs. Group presentations take place throughout most of the academic year and are available on a first come, first served basis.Available Days: Tuesday - Friday Available Times: 9:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Contact us at least two weeks in advance of your preferred visit. We'll need to know the following information:
Call us at (309) 438-8756 to cancel your reservation.
Arrive at least 15 minutes before your show starts.
Our program schedules are tight and cannot be rearranged to accommodate groups that arrive late. It may be necessary for a group to miss part of its program or have it canceled due to late arrival.
If you're expecting to arrive late, call us at (309) 438-8756 to let us know.
Classroom behavior is expected from students and teachers during programs.
We recommend parent supervisors accompany large groups in a ratio of one parent to 10 students.
Students should be reminded that classes are in session at Illinois State University throughout the year. Therefore, students are expected to be quiet and reserved when in University buildings. Food and drink, including gum and candy, are not permitted in the Planetarium.