Mesmerica PGA Award
Mesmerica Center for Conscious Creativity Award
Mesmerica Jena Fulldome Award
Mesmerica DTLA Film Festival
Mesmerica 360 Awards

Mesmerica is a visual music journey that brings the mesmerizing music of Grammy-nominated composer and percussionist James Hood together with visually-hypnotic, 3D animated art curated from artists around the world, creating an immersive experience designed to transcend time, relax, soothe, and stimulate your mind and senses...

“I want 'Mesmerica' to inspire you into taking a journey with me inside the mind, to engage your senses and feelings with a miraculous alchemy of sound and light!”

- James Hood, Show Creator

Meet James Hood

the artist behind Mesmerica...

James Hood is renowned as a vital and versatile musical pioneer - especially with his work on the PanART hang, a uniquely mesmeric melodic instrument, and for his collaborations with international animation artists.

His lengthy and varied musical resumé includes playing drums in The Pretenders, an ongoing two-decades-plus run as mastermind of the visionary ambient/electronica act Moodswings, and an expansive array of production and soundtrack projects.

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What is Mesmerica?

This family-friendly, mind-expanding projection experience is designed to relieve stress, and is suitable for all ages 6 years and above.

Come and leave your troubles at the door as we take you on a fantastic journey into awe-inspiring imaginary landscapes.

How do I book tickets?

Tickets for Mesmerica can be purchased here

A limited number of seats are available each performance, so to avoid disappointment please book your Mesmerica tickets early, especially if booking groups.

Are there any promo codes?

Yes! We offer 10% off discounts for families, groups and returning guests.

When selecting your tickets look for ‘Redeem coupon/voucher’ text below your Shopping Cart, underneath your carts Total. Discounts apply to the entire cart.

MESMERICAFAMILY - 10% off for adults booking with children

MESMERICAGROUP - 10% off when booking 6 or more tickets

MESMERICASOUL - 10% off if you have seen Mesmerica before

Planning a visit for a large group?
We have the following discounts available;

15% off for bookings of x30-x99 tickets
20% off for bookings of x100+ tickets

Simply add any combination of ticket types and the discount should apply automatically once you reach the correct number of tickets in your shopping cart.

How do I contact the Box Office?

Please direct all customer service enquiries to our Mesmerica Box Office Team

All tickets are 100% refundable up to 30 days prior to the date of your event.

Our Customer Service Team aim to reply within 5 hours between the hours of 10am to 10pm (PT).

What are your Covid safety policies?

We are committed to following state and federal guidelines.

Should any precautions be required for a particular show, you will receive an email confirming the policies in place for the show you are attending. If you are not comfortable with these our customer service team will gladly assist you moving your tickets to a later showing.

For further information, see our Covid Safety Guidelines


Show Times & Seating Schedule

30 minutes before showtime - Doors open for check-in
15 minutes before showtime - VIP Guests Early Access seating in dome
10 minutes before showtime - General Admission seating in dome

Mesmerica's run time is approximately 1 hr

Additional Venue Information

Please plan to arrive on time as due to darkness in the theater and safety concerns, there will be no late seating after the show starts or re-entry.

Seating is open & operated on a “first come first serve” basis; arrive early to have the best pick of the seating!

There are no food or drinks offered at the venue but water bottles are allowed in the omnitheater.

Details for parking can be found below.

Venue Information

Waukesha Planetarium

Horwitz-DeRemer Planetarium

For nearly 50 years, the Horwitz-DeRemer Planetarium has served as a resource for the community & the School District of Waukesha, providing the most current trends in astronomy and space exploration. Each year the planetarium presents more than 500 shows to an audience of over 18,000 visitors. The Planetarium features a 40 foot dome, powered by "Digistar 6" - high powered computer software that is used by NASA for training!

The Horwitz-DeRemer Planetarium (as part of the School District of Waukesha) has a rich variety of planetarium shows on offer for people of all ages. The state-of-the-art Digistar software can recreate the day or night sky by projecting images of the stars, planets, the sun, the moon, and more!
Learn about the stars, the planets, and the science of the skies in the full dome vision planetarium by visiting the Planetariums listings page here;

Visit the interactive science museum & make use of the newly renovated Lobby area with ample seating and tables for small group activities, party socials, or learning opportunities!

Waukesha Moon Exhibit
Waukesha Museum

Make a day of it at the Retzer Nature Center!

The Horwitz-DeRemer Planetarium is located inside the Retzer Nature Center, where you can enjoy diverse hiking experiences on Retzer Nature Center's many trails. From early morning bird watching to evening star gazing, there is an outdoor discovery awaiting everyone at Retzer Nature Center.

With ongoing revitalization projects, the Retzer Nature Center is reviving and adding new features all the time. The new Discovery Trail includes a variety of "Exploration Stations" for outdoor education, sensory-based play experiences, and STEM activities for families. The project has also revitalized Retzer's old Adventure Trail with expanded accessibility for all ages and abiliti

Opening Hours for the Nature Center Grounds:
Open Daily: Sunrise - 10 pm (Year-Round!)


Horwitz-DeRemer Planetarium, School District of Waukesha, S14 W28167 Madison St, Waukesha, WI 53188


The Horwitz-DeRemer Planetarium is located inside the Retzer Nature Center. Retzer Nature Center is located approximately 2 ½ miles west of Waukesha (halfway between Waukesha and Wales) just south of Highway 18 near the intersection of Madison Street and County Road DT.

The Planetarium entrance is on Madison Street, about ⅛ mile east of this intersection, on the south side of the road.

There is no daily entrance permit required at Retzer Nature Center. There are 109 parking spaces with a handful of handicap spaces. The handicap parking is closer to the trail entrances rather than the building. Special Events may require admission fees.

Opening Hours

Nature Center Grounds:
Open Daily: Sunrise - 10 pm (Year-Round)

Learning Center Building with planetarium:
Monday - Friday: 8 am - 4:30 pm
Saturday: 10 am - 3 pm
Sunday: Closed

For full schedule and opening times, visit https://hdplanetarium.ticketleap.com

For more information please visit:

WAUKESHA Planetarium Map

The Horwitz-DeRemer Planetarium and the Retzer Nature Center, in which the planetarium is housed, is fully wheelchair accessible, with ample parking conveniently located near the main entrance.

We have up to ten wheelchairs spaces available for performances.