Planetarium Shows

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SHOW TIMES through March 1, 2015

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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!

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

 

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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MONTHLY SPECIAL EVENT: Barlow Family Astronomy Night - FEBRUARYFamily Astronomy Night

Saturday, February 28, 2015, 6:00 to 9:00 pm (Sunset at 5:40 pm)

Get the full Barlow astronomy experience: planetarium shows and telescopes all on one astronomy-packed evening.

PLEASE NOTE REGARDING BARLOW FAMILY ASTRONOMY NIGHT

  • SINCE ALL SHOWS ARE NOT AGE APPROPRIATE FOR ALL VISITORS, EACH OF THE SHOWS IS PRICED INDIVIDUALLY.
  • FOR VISITORS WHO ARE INTERESTED IN SEEING ALL THE SHOWS THERE ARE MULTIPLE SHOW DISCOUNTS AVAILABLE AT THE BOX OFFICE.

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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.

 

More Than Meets the EyeDaughter of the Stars Title Image

January 7 - March 1, 2015

More Than Meets The Eye uses original and scientifically-accurate space artwork to depict the planets and deep-sky objects as people can actually expect to see them with and without various instruments. Throughout the program, audiences experience the joys of night-sky observing using the naked eye, binoculars and small telescopes. The show also compares the views from the backyard with observatory and spacecraft images. 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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COMING SOON - FEATURE SHOWS

 

TBD

 

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.

 

Follow the Drinking GourdOrion Title Image

February 3 - March 1, 2015

The Barlow Planetarium celebrates Black History Month! Discover how astronomy played a pivotal role in guiding escaped slaves to freedom in the North. Encoding escape instructions and a descriptive map into the lyrics of song, escaped slaves were able to find their way north from Mobile, Alabama to the Ohio River and to freedom. The drinking gourd,” the ladle made from a hollowed out gourd, represented the most famous and recognizable asterism in the sky: The Big Dipper. The Big Dipper points to the Polaris, also known as the North Star, which would guide the slaves to the North. 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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COMING SOON - FEATURE SHOWS

 

TBD

 

 

 

Barlow Planetarium Family Astronomy Night

Planetariums offered the very first form of virtual reality.  However, to get the full astronomy experience, everyone should spend time under and observing the real sky as well.  Barlow Family Astronomy Night offers such an experience.  Each month on the Saturday evening on or after the First Quarter Moon, the Barlow offers the current family show at 6:00 pm and the current feature show at 7:00 pm. 

After each show, weather permitting, Barlow astronomers (laser pointers at the ready) and telescopes are available for showing you the real nighttime sky.  Expect to see Moon, planets (when available), constellations, star clusters and nebulae.  Telescope viewing is free with admission to any the Barlow shows.

Program time: 6:00 - 9:00 pm
Telescope Viewing: 7:00 - 9:00 pm (weather permitting)

PLEASE NOTE FOR BARLOW FAMILY ASTRONOMY NIGHT

  • SINCE ALL SHOWS ARE NOT AGE APPROPRIATE FOR ALL VISITORS, EACH OF THE SHOWS IS PRICED INDIVIDUALLY. 
  • FOR VISITORS WHO ARE INTERESTED IN SEEING ALL THE SHOWS THERE ARE MULTIPLE SHOW DISCOUNTS AVAILABLE AT THE BOX OFFICE.