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.
|2015 Educator Appreciation Nights|
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.
Dates and Times: October 5-8, 2015
Download the 2015 Educator Appreciation Flyer (PDF)
RSVP to Educator Appreciation RSVP
To make a reservation for the Barlow and/or Weis:
For additional information on school tour offerings at UWFox's Weis Earth Science Museum,
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.