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Barlow Planetarium

In addition to the regular shows, more kids and family shows are added in summer.

Just Added Weekday Summer Shows!
  • Thursday, July 7 at 10:00 a.m. - The Explorers All-Ages Show
  • Friday, July 8 at 10:00 a.m. - Stars in My Summer Sky Kids' Astronomy Show
  • Tuesday, July 12 at 10:00 a.m. - Stars in My Summer Sky Kids' Astronomy Show
  • Wednesday, July 13 at 10:00 a.m. - Stars in My Summer Sky Kids' Astronomy Show
  • Thursday, July 14 at 10:00 a.m. - The Explorers All-Ages Show
  • Thursday, July 14 at 1:00 p.m. - Through the Eyes of Hubble All-Ages Show
    stay tuned for more listings!
Just Added to the Schedule - Concert in the Dome!
  • Live Performance by THE LIGHTS BAND
    Friday, July 22 at 7:30 p.m. - $5 per ticket - All Ages - Tickets on Sale Now!

More information about Barlow Planetarium.

Wisconsin Space Academy

Wisconsin Space Academy is the Barlow Planetarium's summer camp.  Our Cadets learn about astronomy and rocketry in this week-long, half-day camp.  Cadets create and present their own planetarium show as well as launch rockets that they build during the camp.

Wisconsin Space Academy is designed for students entering grades 4 through 8. More information about Wisconsin Space Academy.

Weis Earth Science Museum

Painted Pebbles: The Art of Susan Robinson

The exhibit runs from June 15 through September 15 in the evolving gallery at the WESM. Check Weis Earth Science Museum Web site for the museum hours and admission fees.

Wisconsin Earth Adventure

Summer camp for grades 4-6 at the Weis Earth Science Museum, Wisconsin's official mineralogical museum in Menasha, WI.

  • June 20-24, 1-4 pm
  • July 11-15, 1-4 pm
  • July 18-22, 9am-noon
  • July 25-29, 9 am-noon

Pick up the registration form at the Weis Earth Science Museum or Barlow Planetarium, or call 920.832.2868 for information or to register by phone. More Information about Wisconsin Earth Adventure.

Continuing Education Summer Youth Enrichment Programs

“College For Kids,” now in its seventh year, is scheduled for the week of July 11 – 15, from 1:00 p.m. to 4:15 p.m. with activities designed for students entering grades 3 – 6 in 2005.

“Sports for Kids” offers coed volleyball for the week of July 11 – 15, from 9:00 a.m. to noon for students entering 5 – 8 in 2005. Coed basketball is offered during the week of July 18-21, from 9:00 a.m to noon for students entering Kindergarten – second grade in 2005. Coed baseball is on the agenda for the week of July 25 – 28, from 9:00 a.m to noon for students entering grades 3 – 5 in 2005.

“Middle School University” is designed for students entering grades 6 – 8 in 2005, from 1:00 p.m. to 4:15 p.m. during the week of July 25 – 29.

“MindStorms Mission™” is another program for students entering grades 6 through 8 in 2005, with various sessions based on skill levels and experience available throughout the summer.

“Grandparents’ University at UWFox,” a program that pairs children between the ages of 7 – 14 in activities with a grandparent, is offered on August 4 and 5.

More information can be found at UW-Fox Continuing Education Web site.