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)
From September 14, 2023 through December 21, 2023 and from February 15, 2024 through May 16, public shows begin promptly at 7:00 p.m. on most Thursday evenings and typically include a 45-minute interactive presentation about astronomy with plenty of time for questions. At this time, admission of $5 per guest must be paid in cash at the door.
In the case of holidays and inclement weather, please check this website for cancellation notices before coming to a public show.
During summer and winter breaks, there are no public shows.
We also offer private shows. These are perfect for field trips, scouting groups, birthday parties, or company team building.
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.