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Planetarium Programs – Waukesha

December 7 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

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An event every week that begins at 11:00 am on Wednesday, repeating until December 21, 2022

One event on December 27, 2022 at 11:00 am

One event on December 28, 2022 at 11:00 am

One event on December 29, 2022 at 11:00 am

$4 – $5
Planetarium Programs Earth Week Finale

Come to the Planetarium Programs in Waukesha this winter 2022!

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 December Schedule:

  • Wednesday 12/7 11:00am Constellations: Adventures Connecting Earth to Sky $4.00 per person
      • This program will circle the globe and bring these rich and engaging sky legends to life. It will explore
        how constellations helped organize the sky and tell time. Audiences will depart the Earth—witnessing
        how constellations change when traveling through the galaxy. Visitors will also marvel at how we also
        create wild pictures from the Moon and distant nebulae. Discover all the inspiring imaginations in the
  • Wednesday 12/7 7:00pm Season of Light $5.00 per person
      • Light up the cold dark season with a warm and bright holiday show!
        Season of Light explores the reasons humans are so fascinated with lighting up our lives during the
        December holiday season.
        This very popular show is an exploration of the astronomical meanings behind seasonal traditions,
        including the “Star over Bethlehem”.
  • Wednesday 12/14 11:00am George & Oatmeal Save Santa $4.00 per person
      • Santa Claus is missing! Mrs. Claus is worried and asks Oatmeal the snowman to help find him. Join
        Oatmeal and his friend, George, the planetarium wizard, as they travel the world in search of Santa.
        Along the way they are told constellation stories from many cultures and how to use the stars of the
        Big Dipper to find north. This show is particularly appropriate for young children and their families.
  • Wednesday 12/14 7:00pm Season of Light $5.00 per person
  • Wednesday 12/21 11:00am Season of Light $4.00 per person
  • Wednesday 12/21 7:00pm Season of Light $5.00 per person
  • Tuesday 12/27 11:00am George & Oatmeal Save Santa $4.00 per person
  • Tuesday 12/27 1:00pm Mystery of the Christmas Star $4.00 per person
      • Journey back over 2000 years to Bethlehem as we seek to discover a scientific explanation for the
        star the wise men followed to find the baby Jesus.  This modern retelling of the Christmas story is
        sure to charm and captivate audiences of all ages.
  • Wednesday 12/28 11:00am One World, One Sky: Big Bird’s Adventure $4.00 per person
  • Wednesday 12/28 1:00pm Season of Light $4.00 per person
  • Thursday 12/29 11:00am Khrumka’s Adventure in the Winter Forest $4.00 per person
      • On their way through the fairy tale winter forest, little Khrumka and his friends watch the Northern
        Lights, witness the flight of an asteroid, and admire the constellations of the winter sky.  Thrilling
        rides, magic and surprises await them on their fantastic fulldome journey.
  • Thursday 12/29 1:00pm Stars of the Pharaohs $4.00 per person
      • Travel to ancient Egypt to see how science was used to tell time, make a workable calendar, and
        align huge buildings.
        You’ll learn about the connection the ancient Egyptians felt with the stars and various astronomical
        phenomena, and experience some of the most spectacular temples and tombs of the ancient world
        recreated in all of their original splendor.


December 3, 10, 17 11:00am Khrumka’s Adventure in the Winter Forest $5.00 per person

December 3, 10, 17 1:00pm Mystery of the Christmas Star $5.00 per person

2022 Christmas shows Planetarium Programs - Waukesha


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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December 7
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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