The WVHS Planetarium

Indian Prairie School District 204

Scout Programs

As part of the scouting experience, scouts study the sky and space. The WVHS Planetarium created Sky Map Programs to help students accomplish their scouting requirements. Click on the tabs above for details.
NOTE: Scout reservations are made via email. Do NOT use the field trip form. Please send an email to

What is a Sky Map Program?
The Sky Map Program is a general program for boy and girl scouts of all ages. The main goal of this program is to help guide scouts through the night sky. The program includes how the sky works, how to read a sky map, and where to locate visible planets. Scouts will practice using star maps in the planetarium, and take them home to use in their own backyard. 

Because the sky maps are for the current sky, this program is never exactly the same. Groups keep coming year after year. Many of these groups attend a Sky Map Program before going on a camping trip.

About Sky Map Programs
Reservations: REQUIRED. See Reservations Tab Above.
Weekday: Tuesdays ONLY (see schedule below)
Start Time: 5:00pm
Seating: Multipule groups attend the same program. Seating capacity is 66.
Length: 45-60 minutes
Admission: $2 per seat
Scout to Adult Ratio: 1 adult for every 5 scouts is required
***Groups that reserve 30+ seats can arrange for a date other than those listed below.
Schedule for the 2017-18

OCT 17      NOV 7      DEC 5      JAN 9      FEB 6      MAR 6      APR 10

 Updated 9/5/2017

To make a reservation…

Send an email to In your email include the following:

  1. Contact Information (Your name AND phone number)
  2. Group Name (Troop# or Pack#)
  3. Number of Seats (include scouts, siblings, and adults)
  4. Program Date (see schedule tab above)
After making a reservation…
You will receive a confirmation letter via email. Please read it!

Click on the link above for the following information
- cost
- scout to adult ratio
- payment
- expectations
- location
- seating 

Frequently Asked Questions

Are scout programs different than field trips?
Can I schedule a SKY MAP PROGRAM on a date that is not on the schedule?
Yes, only if your group needs more than 30 seats. Otherwise you need to find a date on the listed schedule.
What if the number of seats I reserved for a SKY MAP PROGRAM changes?
If the change is more or less by 5 seats, it is not a problem. If the change is exceeds 5 seats, please contact the planetarium director.


Contact Info

Director: Stephanie Rybka

2590 Ogden Avenue (map)
Aurora, IL 60504

Office: 630.375.3247

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