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Reservations for School Field Trips & Community Groups 

IMPORTANT: This form is only to be completed by school groups (public, private, home school, etc) -OR- community groups (churches, boy scouts, girl guides etc) to make reservations to visit the Planetarium during the week and not to reserve seats for our free shows on Saturdays. Before completing the reservation form below, please make sure to REVIEW our reservation calendar to ensure that your requested date/time is available.

ADMISSION CHARGE: The John C. Wells Planetarium now charges $60 per reservation for any school (public/private/home-school) or community group that visits us. Payment must be submitted prior to your scheduled visit. To submit payment online, please click on “Reservations/Schools” in the gold navigation menu on the left side of our website and then click on “Submit Payment for Reservation”. If you wish to pay by check, payment must be received at least 7 days before your reservation. You may mail your check for $60 (payable to John C. Wells Planetarium) to:

Mr. Jacob Brown
Dept. of Physics & Astronomy
MSC 4502
James Madison University
901 Carrier Dr
Harrisonburg, VA

Please note: A $50 fee will be assessed for any check returned by the bank. 

TEACHERS: Please review our NEW VA SOLs show information guide for help in selecting a program for your class field trip! 

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