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Educational Opportunities

  • Programs for school groups are available during the daytime by special arrangement.  All programs meet the educational criteria of the State of Wisconsin and National Earth Science Education Standards for grades K-12.  Bus parking is available.


  • Reservations must be made in advance by calling the Waukesha County Department of Parks and Land Use: Parks System Division at 262-970-6680.  Please note a three week lead-time is required to book all programs.

    • School group planetarium program cost is 4.00 per person for non-Waukesha School District schools.
      • One teacher is admitted free for every 25 students. 

    • Fees must be paid 21 days before program date.
      • If booking your date within the 21-day window payment is due at the time of booking
      • MasterCard and Visa are accepted over the phone for groups only (credit card payment is not available for single program admission.)
      • If payment is not received 21 days or more before your program date, the program will be cancelled.
      • If you cancel your program less than 21 days before program date, we reserve the right to forfeit the full program fee, or issue a credit on the account instead of refunding money. Credit on account must be redeemed with the same calendar year unless otherwise noted.


We Have Your Best Value Field Trip Waiting!

  • Looking to get value from your limited fieldtrip funds?  The Horwitz-DeRemer Planetarium programs can be combined with those offered at the Retzer Nature Center for a complete educational experience.  You will save money by only paying once for student transportation.  

    Please call Retzer Nature Center at 262-970-6680.