Barlow Educational Offerings
Since 1998, the Barlow Planetarium has been a field trip favorite for students, teachers, children, caregivers, scouts and leaders. The Barlow offers a wide-range of educational offerings to meet the needs of every possible age group with an experience that is unique.
Each year the Barlow shows its appreciation for our local educators by hosting 4 nights of special programming that allows educators to experience our field trip program offerings.
Monday-Thursday, October 13-16, 2014, 6-9 pm
Download the 2014 Educator Appreciation Flyer (PDF)
RSVP to Educator Appreciation RSVP
Download the 2014-2015 Astro & Space Experiences (PDF)
For additinal information on school tour offerings at UWFox's Weis Earth Science Museum, please visit http://www.uwfox.uwc.edu/wesm/schooltours.html.
To make a reservation for the Barlow and/or Weis:
Interactive Planetarium Experiences
The Friendly Sky (Grades PK & K)
Our Place in Space (Grades 1 & 2)
Solar System Exploration (Grades 3-5)
Galactic Quest (Grades 6-8)
Universe (Grades 9-12)
Interactive Science Demo Experience
Orbit (Grades 3-12)
Additional Show Offerings to Extend Your Experience
Any programs currently on our public schedule can be added as well.
Follow the Drinking Gourd (Grades PK-2)
The Explorers (Grades 3-8)
Journey into the Living Cell (Grades 6-12)
Stories in the Sky (Grades 6-12)
Orbit Outreach - Interactive Science Demo Experience
2 programs in 2 consecutive hours
On October 31, 2000, Expedition 1 launched to the new International Space Station – 10 years ago. For the past decade, there have been at least 2 people in orbit. Experience the science behind spaceflight in this brand new presentation featuring interactive science demonstrations. Discover what is necessary to safely launch to and return from space; what changes when you live in space; how do you go to the bathroom, how do everyday objects behave when in space.
- 2 programs of 30 students
- $240 (plus mileage)
- additional students: $3/student
- additional programs: $120/program (1 program of 30 students)
Telescopes to Go - School Star Party Experience
Have an astronomical field trip without leaving the school! The Barlow Planetarium will make your next evening school event unique and unforgettable by holding a star party right on your school grounds. The Barlow Planetarium will deliver, set-up and operate astronomical telescopes to share the wonders of the universe with you students, teachers, parents and families.
- 1 telescope (up to 60 people): $240 (plus mileage)
- 2 telescopes (up to 120 people): $480 (plus mileage)
- 3 telescopes (up to 180 people): $720 (plus mileage)
- 4 telescopes (up to 240 people): $960 (plus mileage)
- 5 telescopes (up to 300 people): $1200 (plus mileage)
Have a fun and educational fundraising event at the Barlow Planetarium. Schedule a Barlow Planetarium School Spirit Night for a private night of shows for just your students, families, extended families and neighbors. At the end of the night, 50% of the admission fees get returned to the school as a fun, educational, and easy fundraiser.
Field Trip Fees
Single Program: $4.00/student
Double Program: $7.00/student ($3.50/student/program)
Triple Program: $10.50/student ($3.50/student/program)
Additional Programs: $3.50/student/program
Visit the Barlow Planetarium and the Weis Earth Science Museum for a fun-filled summer science adventure - both venues for just $7.00/student. Special offer is available through August.
To make a reservation, please call our reservation line at 920-832-2868.