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  • School & Group Programs
  • Planetarium

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  • School & Group Programs

    Three Quick Steps to Make a Reservation

    1. Choose the program you wish to see - List of Programs
    2. Select the day and time you would like to attend.
    3. Email planetarium@mnstate.edu or call.

    Rates

    • School Groups: Cost is $2.00 per student (PreK-12). Teachers and adult chaperones are admitted free. There is a minimum charge of $50.00 per show.
    • Non-School Groups: Cost is $2.00 for children (12 & under), senior citizens (age 65+), and tri-college students. Cost is $4.00 for adults. There is a minimum charge of $50.00 per show.

    General Information

    1. Location
      The planetarium is located in Bridges Hall, Room 167,11th Street South and 8th Avenue. If you are entering by the ramp on the south end of the building, go to the first hallway to the right. The planetarium entrance is next to the elevator. Eleventh Street South is a one-way street. You may pull into the bus stop area to drop off passengers, but please do not park there.

    2. Parking
      All buses and cars must be parked elsewhere. You may park on the streets nearby, or you may request permits from the MSUM Parking Office, 218.477.2765, located at 1616 9th Avenue South in the Parking/Security Building. There are no guest permits for buses, and it is suggested that bus drivers drop off their passengers and return in 50 minutes (or 30 minutes for kindergarten groups and 20 minutes for preschool groups).

    3. Show Length
      Grade 1-12 and public group programs last 50 minutes, including time for questions. By the time you enter, watch the show, ask questions, and leave, the entire presentation will take approximately 50 minutes. Kindergarten presentations are one-half hour in length. Preschool programs are 20 minutes in length.

    4. Seating Capacity
      Maximum seating is 58.

    5. Handicapped Access
      The Planetarium is handicapped accessible and holds up to 6 wheelchairs.

    6. Arrive Early
      Please plan to arrive 5-10 minutes before your group is scheduled.

    7. Payment
      Payment with a check is preferred. If this doesn't work for you, please collect all monies in advance and give it to the person operating the show. We can also bill you if necessary.

    8. Quiet Please
      Please encourage your group to remember that we have University students attending classes in our building and they should be considerate of them. Please be careful of loud talking and stay to one side of the hallway so that other people can get in and out of the building.

    9. Restrooms
      Please encourage use of the restroom before arrival or before the show starts. Restroom facilities are limited.

    10. No food or drink allowed in the planetarium

    11. Questions
      If you have any questions, or if there is any other way that we may serve you, please call the MSUM Planetarium at 218.477.2920. We hope that your group will have a pleasant visit.