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  • The planetarium is open during normal school hours and follows the Madison Metropolitan School District calendar .
  • After school and evening programs can sometimes be arranged.
  • Programs are ~1 hour long, from bus drop off to reloading.

Easiest way to plan for and make a reservation!

  1. Look at program descriptions, and chose a program.
  2. Find  a time , events on our public calendar are existing reservations, open slots are possible times for your reservation. NOTE:  You do need to account for at least 15 minutes between programs. We recommend you view the calendar using the Week view.
  3. Fill out the Reservation Request Form to the right.
  4. Yow will get an email stating that we received the  request.  NOTE:  As a very small operation, it can take 3-5 business days to process your request!
  5. A confirmation email with details and planning information is sent when the request is approved.

FEES/COSTS for MMSD Planetarium Programs:

  • MMSD and MADISON K-12 GROUPS during the school day
    • NO FEE for MMSD!
    • NO FEE is charged for school day MMSD/Madison K-12 visits!
    • $5.00 per participant and adult chaperones
    • Teachers remain FREE of charge
    • $50.00 is the MINIMUM charge
    • Pay by check or online payment
  • AFTER 4 PM END TIMES, Evening & Weekend Reservations
    • $5.00 per participant
    • Children's program have 1 Chaperone/10 kids FREE of charge
    • $100.00 is the MINIMUM charge
    • Pay by check or online payment

Need to pay by check?

Make it payable to "Madison Metropolitan School District" or "MMSD", please put the date and time of the program in the check's memo area.

Bring the check with you at the time of your program or mail it to...  MMSD Planetarium, 201 South Gammon Road, Madison, WI 53717

Questions about scheduling? 

Email the Planetarium Director


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