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Family Nights


Family Nights

During the school year the WVHS Planetarium invites the community to Family Nights. These monthly programs are created for everyone (not just families) to be educational and entertaining. All ages are welcome. Science content is geared toward elementary learning levels, however all audiences enjoy seeing the night sky. Programs are approximately 30 minutes in length with new topics each month. See schedule link below.


  • Family Night Schedule for 2018-19
  • All visitors must purchase a $2 seat ticket online. See TICKETS tab above.
  • UPDATES and other info concerning ticket sales etc. will be posted to social media (see "More Ways to Communicate" below).
 Picture: Fall 2010 Telescope Party with
the Naperville Astronomical Association


Family Nights Tickets


 Purchasing Instructions (click link)

Ticket Information

  • All visitors must purchase a $2 seat ticket online.

  • No tickets will be available at the door.

  • Tickets become available TWO WEEKS prior to the Family Night date until 15 minutes before the program starts. 

  • SOLD OUT programs disappear from online webstore.

  • Children 2 years & younger do not need ticket (i.e. sit on adult’s lap or infant car seat).

  • Open seating! Tickets will NOT have an assignment. Seating is open and first-come. Arrive early to find seating as a group.

  • Tickets are non-refundable or transferable.

  • Arriving late is disruptive to the program in progress. Programs are only 30 minutes. If you arrive more than 5 minutes late, you will NOT BE ADMITTED.

  • If Indian Prairie School District 204 closes schools such as a snow day, programs will be cancelled and ticket purchases will be refunded. Family Night programs will not be rescheduled.


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