Two lunch options are available for groups visiting the planetarium. If your class brings their own lunches, the Warming House on campus can be reserved at no cost. This facility gives groups a place to eat lunch in case of inclement weather that might prohibit a picnic out-of-doors. Though there is no cost for using the Warming House, groups are asked to clean up after themselves and leave the building clean and in good order. To reserve the Warming House, contact Jana Hacker at 815.939.5045 or

For groups that would like to purchase meals on campus, the student cafeteria, located in Ludwig Center, offers lunch at reasonable rates. Reservations are required and can be made by calling Sodexho Food Service at: 815.928.5534. Groups are requested to arrive between 11:00-11:15 AM or 12:30-1:00 PM. Prices are listed below.

  • Children under 12 - $3.85
  • Children 12 and older - $7.68

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