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.

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School Field Trips - You Visit the Barlow!School Programs Cover

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

 

Download the 2013-14 Earth & Sky Expeditions Planner (PDF)

 

To make a reservation, please call our reservation line at 920-832-2868 or,
Submit an Online Field Trip Request

 

 

Interactive Planetarium Experiences

The Friendly Sky (Grades PK & K)The Fiendly Sky Title

50 minutes
The Friendly Sky is designed to be the best possible introduction to astronomy and the planetarium environment for the youngest of students.  Students use their imaginations and the stars to play a celestial game of connect-the-dots. Each program ends with a tour of the constellations, stars and planets that are in the current nighttime sky.

 

Our Place in Space (Grades 1 & 2)Our Place in Space Title

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.

 

Solar System Exploration (Grades 3-5)Solar System Exploration Title

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.

 

Galactic Quest (Grades 6-8)Galactic Quest Title

50 minutes
Our home galaxy, The Milky Way, is filled with 200 billion stars.  Galactic Quest tours your student past the most interesting objects in our galaxy – stars, nebulae, star clusters – to learn how stars are born, how they are classified, and the amazing ways they end their lives.  Each program ends with a tour of the constellations, stars and planets that are in the current nighttime sky.

 

Universe (Grades 9-12)Universe Title

50 minutes
When discussing the universe, the facts can be truly amazing and mind-boggling.  How large is the universe?  How old is the universe?  Where did the universe come from?  Universe not only answers these questions, but also explorers the spectacular methods astronomers used to find the answers.  Each program ends with a tour of the constellations, stars and planets that are in the current nighttime sky.

Interactive Science Demo Experience

OrbitOrbit Title

50 minutes
On October 31, 2000, Expedition 1 launched to the new International Space Station – nearly 15 years ago. Since then 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.

 

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)

50 minutes
Discover how, in the 1800’s, escaped slaves in the Underground Railroad used music and astronomy to find their way to freedom.

The Explorers (Grades 3-8)

50 minutes
Discover how Polynesian sailors navigated between the tiny islands in the South Pacific stars, waves and birds to find their way.

Journey into the Living Cell (Grades 6-12)

50 minutes
Instead of going OUT, journey INTO the amazing “universe” of a living cell.

Stories in the Sky (Grades 6-12)

50 minutes
Have mythology come to life with an in-depth tour of the nighttime sky.

 

Summer Group Trips - You Visit the Barlow!

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 or,
Submit a Summer Online Trip Request

 

Outreach Experiences - The Barlow Visits You!

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.

Fees:

  • 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.

Fees:

  • 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)

 

Barlow Planetarium School Spirit Night Fundraiser

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.