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A stellar experience

Whether it is cloudy or clear, warm or cold, you can enjoy a star-filled sky in the comfort of the L.E. Phillips Planetarium, located in Phillips Science Hall. You can attend a public showing to be immersed in the night sky while learning about astronomy or book a private showing for your class or other group.

$5 Admission to Public Show

$75 Private Show (up to 50 guests)

All shows on hold for the summer

We do not offer any public or private shows during the summer. Shows should resume once classes at UWEC have resumed, so check this space again in September for more details.

Typically, public shows are on Thursday nights when classes are in session starting promptly at 7:00 PM. Admission is $5 paid in cash at the door, and we currently have no way to reserve seats ahead of time. Shows usually last between 45 minutes and an hour.

Private shows are scheduled on an individual basis and are available only at certain times of the week depending on the weekly schedule of the director. Once we are accepting applications for private shows, you'll find a link at this web page.

Private Shows

We offer private shows during the UWEC academic year. These are perfect for field trips, scouting groups, birthday parties, or company team building.

Learn More About Private Shows

Getting to the Planetarium

The Planetarium is located at 101 Roosevelt Ave, Eau Claire, WI in the north wing of Phillips Science Hall, at the center of the James Newman Clark Bird Museum. Parking is available just south of Phillips Science Hall for public shows.

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