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SHOW TIMES through September 6, 2015

PLEASE NOTE
THE BARLOW WILL BE CLOSED FOR ANNUAL MAINTENANCE SEPTEMBER 7-18!
THE BARLOW WILL RESUME OPERATIONS ON SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 19!

SHOW TIMES starting September 19, 2015

PLEASE NOTE
BEGINNING ON SEPTEMBER 20, 2015, THE BARLOW WILL NO LONGER HAVE SUNDAY PROGRAMMING.

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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!

 

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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BOX OFFICE HOURS

THROUGH 9/6/15

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

 

STARTING 9/19/15

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

 

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.

 

The PlanetsThe Planets Title

June 1 - September 6, 2015

Take a tour of our own planetary neighborhood that includes the latest and most up-to-date information about the Solar System. Narrated by Kate Mulgrew, Captain Janeway of Star Trek: Voyager, The Planets explores the formation of the solar system, visits each of Earth’s sister planets to uncover the varied worlds that circle the Sun. 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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Chasing the Ghost ParticleGhost Particle

June 1 - September 6, 2015

Deep in the ice at the heart of Antarctica, the biggest and strangest detector in the world waits for mysterious messengers from the cosmos. The detector is IceCube! The messengers are neutrinos–ghostly particles that give us tantalizing looks into world of exploding stars and black holes. This show tells the incredible story of how an international team of scientists and engineers transformed one billion tons of Antarctic ice into a telescope. Building IceCube was a titanic endeavor driven by our human passion for discovery. Your audiences will witness stunning views of the South Pole, captivating animations of the IceCube detectors capturing a neutrino collision–and eye-catching views of the cosmos. 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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FUTURE FEATURE SHOWS THROUGH SEPTEMBER 3, 2016

'Tis the Season More Than Meets the Eye Bad Astronomy

November 27, 2015
through
January 3, 2016

January 6
through
April 1, 2016

April 2
through
May 28, 2016

 

Ring World The Planets Title

June 1
through
July 30, 2016

August 3
through
September 3, 2016

 

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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.

 

Secret of the Cardboard RocketCardboard Rocket Title

July 5 - September 6
&
September 19 - October 1, 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.

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FUTURE FAMILY SHOWS THROUGH SEPTEMBER 3, 2016

MoonWitch-Fright Light Daughter of the Stars Perseus

October 3-31
through
October 31, 2015

November 3
through
November 24, 2016

November 27, 2015
through
January 3, 2016

 

Orion Follow the Drinking Gourd Bear Tales

January 5
through
January 30, 2016

February 2
through
February 27, 2016

March 1
through
April 30, 2016

 

Larry Cat Cardboard Rocket Title Lifestyles

May 3
through
July 1, 2016

July 2
through
July 30, 2016

August 2
through
September 3, 2016

 

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Family Laser Shows
(all ages)

Family friendly music laser shows.  Each show begins with a tour  to the current nighttime sky as seen from Northeast Wisconsin.

Laser SpiritLaser Spirit

November 5-21, 2016

Each show begins with a tour of the current nighttime sky – stars, constellations and planets – as seen from the Fox Valley and Northeast Wisconsin.

A laser program that celebrates the accomplishments and dreams of humanity. Utilizing a wonderful mix of pop, classic rock, oldies, adult contemporary, and patriotic music, Laser Spirit is a motivating laser show that will make you proud to be a visionary, idealist, achiever, and American. This program is accompanied with stirring laser effects and beautiful background artwork and images that all come together to produce an uplifting and inspirational experience. Visitors of all ages will enjoy this fun and unique laser presentation!

  1. Summon the Heroes by John Williams
  2. Beautiful Day by U@
  3. Music by Madonna
  4. Beatles Medley by The Beatles
  5. Reach by Gloria Estefan
  6. Santorini by Yanni
  7. Birds Fly by Icicle Works
  8. Carry On Wayward Son by Kansas
  9. Patriotic Medley
    • Fanfare for the Common Man by Aaron Copland
    • American the Beautiful by Lee Greenwood
    • God Bless the USA by Lee Greenwood

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Laser HolidaysLaser Holidays

November 27, 2015 - January 2, 2016

Each show begins with a tour of the current nighttime sky – stars, constellations and planets – as seen from the Fox Valley and Northeast Wisconsin.

An exciting and different way to be festive during the Holiday season!  Laser Holidays is a fun experience for everyone and gives new meaning to the term “holiday lights” – holiday LASER lights!

  1. Sleigh Ride by Leroy Anderson
  2. Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy by Tchaikovsky
  3. Rudolph, the Red-Nosed Reindeer by Burl Ives
  4. Winter Wonderland by the Eurythmics
  5. Deck the Halls by the Philharmonic Orchestra
  6. Jingle Bell Rock by Randy Travis
  7. White Christmas by Bing Crosby
  8. Christmastime by the Smashing Pumpkins
  9. Oiche Chiun/Silent Night by Enya
  10. Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree by Spector/Love
  11. Frosty the Snowman by the Cocteau Twins
  12. Carol of the Bells by David Foster
  13. The Christmas Song by Nat King Cole
  14. All I Want For Christmas Is You by Mariah Care
  15. We Wish You A Merry Christmas by James Galway

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Laser BeatlesLaser Beatles Family

November 27, 2015 - January 2, 2016

Each show begins with a tour of the current nighttime sky – stars, constellations and planets – as seen from the Fox Valley and Northeast Wisconsin.

The greatest Rock ‘n’ Roll band of all time! Laser Beatles will take you back to a different time in history to re-experience and remember the evolution of this musical phenomenon.

 
  1. Magical Mystery Tour
  2. I Wanna Hold Your Hand
  3. Twist & Shout
  4. A Hard Day’s Night
  5. Nowhere Man
  6. Help!
  7. Yesterday
  8. Octopus’ Garden
  9. Revolution
  10. Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band/
    A Day In The Life

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