Have you Visited the Whittenberger Planetarium?

Boise has many attractions and sites to see.  If you are new to Boise, or even if you are not, the Whittenberger Planetarium is an excellent excursion for the whole family.

Located in Caldwell, Idaho, at the College of Idaho campus, the Whittenberger Planetarium offers programming through the year for every age. Considered a suburb of Boise, Caldwell is located on the Northwest side of Boise in Treasure Valley.  You will find a great learning experiences and beautiful star gazing available just a few minutes outside the city.

Opening to the public in 1969, the Whittenberger Planetarium has been a part of the Boise area attractions public outreach programs for over 40 years. Offering programs, tours, and field trip opportunities, the planetarium also expanding their public outreach in the 1990s by purchasing a portable planetarium available for rent by groups. 

The 24-foot domed theatre seats 50 people and offers a variety of shows including northern and southern constellations, moon views, and sun as well as daily and seasonal changes in the night sky that are visible in the various season. Specialized shows include those focusing on Saturn, Winter and Summer Solstice, Venus Transit, Autumn Equinox, and Constellations. The planetarium typically sponsors an Astronomy Day each year. Show schedules are available on their website.

If you are looking for something fun to do in the Boise area, consider a visit to the Whittenberger Planetarium.  Check out their website at http://www.collegeofidaho.edu/planetarium.