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SHOW TIMES through April 30, 2015

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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!

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

 

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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SPECIAL EVENT: Astronomy Day 2015 & Barlow Family Astronomy Night - APRILFamily Astronomy Night

Saturday, April 25, 2015, 12:00 to 10:00 pm (Sunset at 7:50 pm)

Celebrate Astronomy Day 2015 at Wisconsin's First Major Planetarium.  Special exhibits, special shows and special prices throughout the day!

ASTRONOMY DAY ADMISSION PRICES

AFTERNOON
PROGRAMS

EVENING
PROGRAMS

Barlow Members - Free

Barlow Members - Free

1 show - $4
1 show - $4
2 shows - $7
2 shows - $7
3 shows - $10
3 shows - $10
4 shows - $13

 

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 on 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 OF THE SHOWS IS PRICED INDIVIDUALLY. 
  • FOR VISITORS WHO ARE INTERESTED IN SEEING ALL THE SHOWS THERE ARE MULTIPLE SHOW DISCOUNTS AVAILABLE AT THE BOX OFFICE.

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2015 Barlow Family Astronomy Nights

May 23, 2015, 8:00 to 11:00 pm (sunset: 8:22 pm)
June 27, 2015, 8:00 to 11:00 pm (sunset:  8:44 pm)
July 25, 2015, 8:00 to 11:00 pm (sunset: 8:26 pm)
August 22, 2015, 7-10 pm (sunset: 7:48 pm)
Sepember 26, 2015, 6-9 pm (sunset: 6:44 pm)
October 24, 2015, 6-9 pm (sunset: 5:55 pm)
November 21, 2015, 6-9 pm (sunset: 4:22 pm)
December 19, 2015, 6-9 pm (sunset: 4:17 pm)

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Astronomy Day Shows

 

Astronomy Day - Our Place in SpaceMoon

1 pm on April 25
50 minutes

Science is all about asking questions and investigating answers. Our Place is Space handles the earliest science questions that students about their world:  What causes day and night?  How does the Moon change shape?  What causes the seasons to change?  Each program ends with a tour of the constellations, stars and planets that are in the current nighttime sky.

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Astronomy Day - Bear Tales and other Grizzly StoriesBear Tales Title

April 25 at 2 pm & 7 pm
50 minutes

Bear Tales features a variety of stories as told by Grandpa Ben and his family as they camp out under the stars of early-summer. While sitting around the campfire, learn the stories of several constellations, in particular the Big Bear and the Little Bear. Suitable for audiences of all ages, this program on the origins of the constellations includes stories from ancient Greece and Egypt as well as modern humorous tales. Bear Tales is a perfect program for children and includes the sing-along, Waltzing with Bears. Each show concludes with a tour of the current nighttime sky – stars, constellations and planets – as seen from the Fox Valley and Northeast Wisconsin.

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Astronomy Day - Solar System ExplorationJupiter Image

3 pm on April 25
50 minutes

The solar system is a truly amazing place filled with fascinating worlds just waiting to be discovered.  Students will see some of the latest images of the Sun, planets, moons and dwarf planets. Each program ends with a tour of the constellations, stars and planets that are in the current nighttime sky.

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More Than Meets the EyeDaughter of the Stars Title Image

April 25 at 4 pm & 8 pm
50 minutes

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.

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Wisconsin Skies - Hubble EditionWisconsin Skies

April 25 at 9 pm
50 minutes

Help celebrate the Hubble Space Telescopes 25 years years in space by learning about all its challenges, its missions and its discoveries.  Each show concludes with a tour of the current nighttime sky – stars, constellations and planets – as seen from the Fox Valley and Northeast Wisconsin.

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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 EyeDaughter of the Stars Title Image

January 7 - May 31, 2015

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.

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COMING SOON - FEATURE SHOWS

June 3 - September 6

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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.

 

Bear Tales and Other Grizzly StoriesBear Tales Title

March 3 - April 30, 2015

Bear Tales features a variety of stories as told by Grandpa Ben and his family as they camp out under the stars of early-summer. While sitting around the campfire, learn the stories of several constellations, in particular the Big Bear and the Little Bear. Suitable for audiences of all ages, this program on the origins of the constellations includes stories from ancient Greece and Egypt as well as modern humorous tales. Bear Tales is a perfect program for children and includes the sing-along, Waltzing with Bears. Each show concludes with a tour of the current nighttime sky – stars, constellations and planets – as seen from the Fox Valley and Northeast Wisconsin.

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Lifestyles of the StarsLifestyles of the Stars

May 2 - July 2, 2015

Grab your tour map and climb aboard our AstroTours bus driven by Tachyon - a slightly wacky tour guide - who really knows his stellar evolution! Visit nebulae to see star formation. See stars of all different colors - red dwarf, blue/white giant, red supergiant, yellow - and discover what the colors mean. End your tour with a visit to an average looking yellow star that had unnatural radio signals coming from its third planet - could it be intelligent life? Each show concludes with a tour of the current nighttime sky – stars, constellations and planets – as seen from the Fox Valley and Northeast Wisconsin.

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COMING SOON - FEATURE SHOWS

July 4 - September 6

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