Moodswings LLC, Poseidon Music Ltd and Vortex Immersion Media Inc present

a WORLDS™ production


Beautifica 360 Waukesha

Horwitz-DeRemer Planetarium in Waukesha, WI

Dome Fest West 2021 Selection
Dome Fest West 2021 Award
Best of Earth Nominated
Beautifica Awards

From the creators of the multi award-winning MESMERICA comes a brand-new epic immersive experience unlike any other.

Beautifica is a 360 journey through worlds real and imagined, from mindblowing particle fields to unashamedly euphoric fantastic environments almost impossible to describe.

The brainchild of visionary composer James Hood working with some of the finest immersive animators on the planet, this family-friendly show is a feast for the senses, which will leave your spirit refreshed and your face grinning ear to ear.

"I would like to invite you to join me on this adventure.
Come celebrate the Beautifica of being alive!"- James Hood.

Each viewer will see something slightly different... you can't do it wrong.

What will you see?

Beautifica is suitable for all ages, 6+

Family and group discounts available.

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Visitors to our shows have said:

"An amazing experience that I will never forget..."

"Left me speechless... I've seen Mesmerica twice now, it makes me feel full of love and life, optimism and relief"

"Brought me to blissful tears..."

"The first time was life-changing! Seeing it again will be absolutely amazing!"

What people are saying about BEAUTIFICA:

"One of the top 10 experiences of my life"

"There is nothing like this"

"Truly the best thing I have ever seen on a screen."

Meet James Hood

the artist behind Beautifica and sister show 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.


Beautifica is a mindblowing 360 immersive journey through worlds real and imaginary, designed to be a delight for the senses and to leave you with a new appreciation for life.

This family-friendly show is suitable for all ages 6+ and will leave you grinning ear to ear.

How do I book tickets?

Tickets for Beautifica can be purchased here

A limited number of seats are available each performance, so to avoid disappointment please book your Beautifica 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 the ‘Redeem coupon/voucher’ text below your Shopping Card, underneath your cart's Total.

• Discounts apply to your whole basket - including Souvenir Programmes and other merchandise bought while booking!

BEAUTIFICAFAMILY - 10% off for adults booking with children

BEAUTIFICAGROUP - 10% off when booking 6 or more tickets

BEAUTIFICASOUL - 10% off if you have seen Beautifica before

Planning a visit for a large group?

We have the following discounts available;

15% off for bookings of x30-x99 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 Beautifica Box Office Team

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

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

Is the show suitable for guests who are prone to seizures or motion sickness?

There are no strobe lights used in the production but there are some fast image and light transitions, so we would advise caution for those who suffer from seizures. Equally, while the vast majority of our patrons have an amazing time with no issues, a small minority who are very susceptible to motion sickness find immersive entertainment slightly uncomfortable, so we would advise caution if you fall into this camp.

Is the show suitable for autistic people?

We have found that autistic people LOVE our shows! Please note the venue is dark and there is surround sound. We advise sitting at the end of a row if you think a quick exit might be required. Our on-site staff will assist if you alert them at check-in.

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

All tickets Check In 30 minutes before showtime

Please arrive promptly, seats are first-come-first-served.
VIP & Wheelchair ticket holders get priority access to seating.

Latecomers will not be admitted.

Beautifica'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.

Venue Information

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.

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 abilities

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

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