Show Schedule


Planetarium and Rock Laser

  STAR SHOW TIMES- September 28-30!

September Family Astronomy Night

Saturday, September 30, 2017, 6:00 to 8:30 p.m. (Sunset 6:36 p.m.)

6:00 p.m. |  Secret of the Cardboard Rocket
7:00 - 8:30 p.m. | Telescope Viewing featuring the Moon, Jupiter & Saturn (weather permitting)
7:15 p.m. |  Ring World

Planetariums offered the very first form of virtual reality.  However, to get the full astronomy experience, everyone should spend time under and observing the real sky as well. Barlow Family Astronomy Night offers such an experience. Each month on the Saturday evening on or after the First Quarter Moon, the Barlow offers a full astronomy experience: planetarium shows and telescopes all in one astronomy-packed evening.

After each show, weather permitting, Barlow astronomers (laser pointers at the ready) and telescopes are available for showing you the real nighttime sky. Expect to see Moon, planets (when available), constellations, star clusters and nebulae. Telescope viewing is free with admission to any the Barlow shows.

Please note regarding Barlow Family Astronomy Night:

  • Since all shows are not age appropriate for all visitors, each show is priced individually
  • For visitors who are interested in seeing all the shows, there are multi-show discounts available at the box office

Star Show Admission

  • Barlow members: Free admission
  • Adults (age 18+): $8 
  • Students (age 13-17): $7 
  • College students (with ID): $7
  • Children (age 3-12): $6
  • Seniors (age 60+): $6
  • Multi-show discounts are available
  • Group discounts are available
  • Free for eligible Association of Science-Technology Centers (ASTC) passport members!

ASTC Pass Program Restrictions

  • Based on your science center’s or museum’s location: Science centers/museums located within 90 miles of each other are excluded from the Travel Passport Program unless that exclusion is lifted by mutual agreement.
  • Based on residence: To receive Travel Passport Program benefits, you must live more than 90 miles away from the center/museum you wish to visit. Admissions staff reserve the right to request proof of residence for benefits to apply. Science centers and museums requesting proof of residence are marked by (Check IDs).


STAR SHOW TIMES - October 5-28

October Family Astronomy Night

Saturday, October 28, 2017, 6:00 to 8:30 p.m.

6:00 p.m. |  Moon Witch/Fright Light Hybrid
7:00 - 8:30 p.m. | Telescope Viewing (weather permitting)
7:15 p.m. |  Chasing the Ghost Particle


October 27 & 28


Rock Laser Show Admission

  • Barlow members: Free
  • Single feature:  $10  per person
  • Double feature:  $18 per person (if purchased before the first show)
  • Triple feature: $25 per person (if purchased before the first show)
  • Pink Floyd Double Feature: $18 per person
  • Multi-show discounts are available
  • Group discounts are available
  • Discounts available for eligible ASTC passport members

    NEWSTAR Astronomy Club

    • Date: Wednesday, September 20
    • Time: 7:00 p.m.
    • Location: UW-Fox Valley

    NEWSTAR is the Fox Cities local astronomy club. Our meetings are held on the third Wednesday of every month at UW-Fox Valley. Meetings are free and open to the public. Meetings usually include lectures, demonstrations, or discussions on all things astronomical. Additional information about NEWSTAR can be found on the NEWSTAR web page.