(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.
Lifestyles 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.
Secret of the Cardboard Rocket
July 5 - September 6, 2015
Join two children on a magical journey through the Solar System, aided by a talking astronomy book, a cardboard rocket, and a vivid imagination. During this imaginative show, audiences will land on Venus, fly through the rings of Saturn, and discover the secrets of the Solar System. Each show concludes with a tour of the current nighttime sky – stars, constellations and planets – as seen from the Fox Valley and Northeast Wisconsin.
TICKETS FOR FAMILY SHOWS SCHEDULED FOR APPLETON'S 2015 CHILDREN'S WEEK ON JULY 21 & JULY 23 ARE ONLY AVAILABLE AT THE BARLOW BOX OFFICE - NO ONLINE SALES ARE AVAILABLE FOR THE SHOWS ON THOSE TWO DAYS!