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As a public event space, the Planetarium can--for a fee--be a venue for any out-of-the-world experience you can imagine. Click any of the below to fill out a request form for your celestial event.



Parties/Weddings/Meetings/Choice Shows

Birthdays are always a favorite, but any meeting can work. We also do marriage proposals and weddings, professional retreats, and meetings of many kinds. For this kind of event the Planetarium is effectively two things: a space and an optional Star Chamber show. You can use the outer ring to set up refreshments and other activities (which you bring) and you may also use the Star Chamber. You can also include a planetarium show to help make the occasion truly memorable.

Cost for the space: $100 for the first hour and fifteen minutes, $40 for each additional thirty minutes. Cost for addition of Star Chamber show: $90 for forty-five minutes; several shows from which you can choose, or the dome can be used to display just about anything.

If you simply want a forty-five minute show during regular business hours, that is only $60; outside of regular business hours is $90.

Requests must be submitted at least two weeks in advance.

Custom-designed shows can be requested, with prices quoted.


» Fill out the Online Private Event Request Form



WKU Instructor Use

The form in the below link will email us your request, and we will discuss the details.


» Fill out the Online WKU Instructor Request Form



School Programs

Elementary and middle school teachers routinely bring students for shows. But this page is not the section you want. Please use the link in the menu at the top of this page to select the School Program page instead. From that page you can also submit an online request for a trip.



Bringing a large group?

Please notify us 10 days in advance. Also, please clarify how many people you will bring, so we can prepare staff.


Public Parking:

Overhead parking map around the planetarium

1) Along State Street

2) Two spots in the lot between Ogden College Hall and Kelly Thompson Hall

3) College Hill Lot, up College Heights Blvd. on the right

4) Chestnut Street North Lot, at the corner of Chestnut and 14th Ave, two blocks from the Planetarium


Bus Unloading:

» Download the bus unloading map (PDF)


Icon representing handicapped ParkingWheelchair Accessibility: A ramp from State St. provides access to the building's main floor. The below lots are only available on weekends or after 4:30 PM.

1) Two spots in a tiny lot behind the building, at the end of a driveway from State St. That lot is lower than the building, so it is an uphill climb.

2) Three spots in the lot between Ogden College Hall and Kelly Thompson Hall.

3) The large parking lots on top of College Heights Blvd. The path from there is down hill.

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 Last Modified 5/14/21