Planetarium Shows

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STAR SHOW TIMES through February 27

 

PLEASE NOTE
THE BARLOW NO LONGER HAS SUNDAY PROGRAMMING.

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ADMISSION

- FREE FOR BARLOW MEMBERS!
- $8 for Adults
- $7 for Students (age 13-18)
- $7 for College Students (with ID)
- $6 for Children (age 3-12)
- $6 for Seniors (age 60+)
- MULTIPLE SHOW DISCOUNTS ARE AVAILABLE
- GROUP DISCOUNTS ARE AVAILABLE
- FREE FOR ELIGIBLE ASTC PASSPORT MEMBERS!

 

ASTC PASS PROGRAM RESTRICTIONS

1) 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.

2) 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).

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BOX OFFICE HOURS

TUE-SAT: 2-4 pm
EVENINGS:  1/2 hour prior to first show
SUN: CLOSED
PHONE & RECORDED INFO:  920-832-2848

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Feature Shows
(grade 5 & above)

For visitors who have an established interest in astronomy and space, the Barlow Planetarium presents feature shows on astronomy and space topics.

 

More Than Meets the EyeMore Than Meets the Eye

January 6 - April 1

More Than Meets The Eye uses original and scientifically-accurate space artwork to depict the planets and deep-sky objects as people can actually expect to see them with and without various instruments. Throughout the program, audiences experience the joys of night-sky observing using the naked eye, binoculars and small telescopes. The show also compares the views from the backyard with observatory and spacecraft images. Each show concludes with a tour of the current nighttime sky – stars, constellations and planets – as seen from the Fox Valley and Northeast Wisconsin.

Purchase More Than Meets the Eye Tickets

 

 

FUTURE FEATURE SHOWS THROUGH SEPTEMBER 3, 2016

Bad Astronomy Ring World The Planets Title
April 2
through
May 28, 2016

June 1
through
July 30, 2016

August 3
through
September 3, 2016

 

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Family Shows
(grade 4 & below)

For the visitors that are young and young-at-heart that are looking for a light, fun and educational astronomy experience, the Barlow Planetarium presents family shows on astronomy.

 

Follow the Drinking GourdFollow the Drinking Gourd

February 2-27

The Barlow Planetarium celebrates Black History Month! Discover how astronomy played a pivotal role in guiding escaped slaves to freedom in the North. Encoding escape instructions and a descriptive map into the lyrics of song, escaped slaves were able to find their way north from Mobile, Alabama to the Ohio River and to freedom. The drinking gourd,” the ladle made from a hollowed out gourd, represented the most famous and recognizable asterism in the sky: The Big Dipper. The Big Dipper points to the Polaris, also known as the North Star, which would guide the slaves to the North. Each show concludes with a tour of the current nighttime sky – stars, constellations and planets – as seen from the Fox Valley and Northeast Wisconsin.

Purchase Orion Tickets

 

 

 

FUTURE FAMILY SHOWS THROUGH SEPTEMBER 3, 2016

Bear Tales Larry Cat Cardboard Rocket Title Lifestyles
March 1
through
April 30, 2016

May 3
through
July 1, 2016

July 2
through
July 30, 2016
August 2
through
September 3, 2016

 

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Family Laser Shows
(all ages)

Family friendly music laser shows.  Each show begins with a tour  to the current nighttime sky as seen from Northeast Wisconsin.


RETURNING FALL 2016!