Prepare for Your Visit
Let students know in advance to dress in layers for their comfort. The theater is often too cool when it is hot outside and too warm when it is cold outside.
Print a campus map and directions to bring with you on the day of your trip. Oftentimes, bus drivers don't know the Planetarium's location. See www4.uwm.edu/planetarium/directions.cfm
Kindly allow time for your class to use the restrooms before the show starts to avoid the awkward situation of interrupting the program.
Food or drink are not allowed in the planetarium theater.
Please explain to your class that the room will get dark and that, for safety reasons, all audience members must remain seated during the program.
Please remind adults (and students if applicable) to turn off their electronic devices during the show, because the glow of a silenced phone will disrupt the darkened theater environment.
Encourage your class to come with astronomy questions! It helps to have them written down in advance.