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Event Series Event Series: Planetarium Programs – Waukesha

Planetarium Programs – Waukesha

April 19, 2023 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

$4 – $5
Planetarium Programs Earth Week Finale

Come to the Planetarium Programs in Waukesha this fall 2023!

The Horwitz DeRemer Planetarium is located at the Retzer Nature Center in Waukesha.


All shows are held at the Horwitz-DeRemer Planetarium located inside the Retzer Environmental Learning Center. Private show reservations are available for community groups, private parties, corporate events, or scout groups. If seats are available you can purchase them up to the time of the show. For more information or to register a group, call 262-970-4139. 

Tickets are available at https://hdplanetarium.ticketleap.com. 


Planetarium Programs August Schedule:

  • Wednesday 8/2 11:00am Max Goes to the Moon $4.00 per person
  • Wednesday 8/2 1:00pm Forward! To the Moon $4.00 per person
  • Wednesday 8/9 11:00am Rusty Rocket’s Last Blast $4.00 per person
  • Wednesday 8/9 1:00pm Surviving in Space $4.00 per person
  • Wednesday 8/16 11:00am Secret of the Cardboard Rocket $4.00 per person
  • Wednesday 8/16 1:00pm CapCom Go! The Apollo Story $4.00 per person
  • Wednesday 8/23 11:00am Voyage to Distant Worlds $4.00 per person
  • Wednesday 8/23 1:00pm Satelix $4.00 per person
  • Wednesday 8/30 11:00am Cosmix $4.00 per person
  • Wednesday 8/30 1:00pm Back to the Moon for Good! $4.00 per person


8/5, 8/12, 8/19, 26 11:00am Two Small Pieces of Glass $5.00 per person

8/5, 8/12, 8/19, 26 1:00pm 5,000 eyes: Mapping the Universe with DESI $5.00 per person

8/26 10am, 12pm, 2pm Retzer Nature Center Sustainability Fair: A Place Like No Other FREE admission

Planetarium Programs September Schedule:

  • Wednesday 9/6 11:00am Star Signs $5.00 per person – ages 8+
  • Wednesday 9/13 11:00am Worlds of Curiousity $5.00 per person – ages 6+
  • Wednesday 9/20 11:00am One World; One Sky: Big Bird’s Adventure $5.00 per person – ages 2+
  • Wednesday 9/27 11:00am Totality-World of Eclipses $5.00 per person


9/2, 9/9, 9/16, 9/30 11:00am Did an Asteroid Really Kill the Dinosaurs? $5.00/person 10+ years

9/2, 9/9, 9/16, 9/30 1:00pm The Hot and Energetic Universe $5.00/person 6+ years

SPECIAL EVENT 9/23 9am-4:00pm (every 30min) Retzer’s Apple Harvest Festival Featured Show: Totality! $3.00/person 6+ years

Planetarium Programs October Schedule:

  • Wednesday 10/4 11:00am Cosmic Colors: An Adventure Along the Spectrum Star Signs $5.00 per person – ages 8+
  • Wednesday 10/11 11:00am Chasing the Ghost Particle: From the South Pole to the Edge of the Universe $5.00 per person – ages 14+
  • Wednesday 9/20 11:00am One World; One Sky: Big Bird’s Adventure $5.00 per person – ages 2+
  • Wednesday 9/27 11:00am Totality-World of Eclipses $5.00 per person

Find additional programs here.


About the Horwitz DeRemer Planetarium:

The Charles Horwitz Planetarium opened in May 2005.  The state-of-the-art, 90-seat, Digistar-6 planetarium is owned and operated by the School District of Waukesha. With the new, high-definition laser projection system, guests can fly through the rings of Saturn, land spacecraft on Mars and travel at light speed to stars and distant galaxies… all without leaving their seats!

In the Spring of 2018, the planetarium was renamed: Horwitz DeRemer Planetarium after David A. DeRemer, who was the director of the planetarium from 1978 to 2018.

The planetarium is not only an accurate day and night sky projection system, but the program serves as a district and community science resource center. School and community programs are designed to meet state and national astronomy standards, but these programs also present fundamental science concepts of weather, climate, chemistry, physics, and earth science.

The entrance to the planetarium, lobby area, and the theater are completely wheelchair accessible.
Expand your experience by enjoying the Retzer Nature Center facilities and grounds!


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April 19, 2023
11:00 am - 1:00 pm
$4 – $5
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Horwitz DeRemer Planetarium
S14 W28167 Madison St.
Waukesha, WI 53188 United States
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