Barlow Planetarium

Windsor Park

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In a Nutshell

10,000-watt sound system and 48 ft. projection screen showcase educational programs and laser light shows set to classic tunes

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  • $9 for any public program star or laser show for two ($18 value)
  • $18 for any public program star or laser show for four ($36 value)
  • $27 for any public program star or laser show for six ($54 value)

Visitors can attend one of the planetarium’s star shows, which entertain everyone from young kids to elderly Martians. Starting in October, the planetarium also hosts laser light shows, in which the facility’s laser projectors and 10,000-watt digital sound system breathe life into the songs of Led Zeppelin, The Beatles, and other artists.

Barlow Planetarium

The night sky is a vast ocean of celestial objects such as the moon, the bright lights of our closest stars, and the warm glow of neighboring galaxies. Located at the University of Wisconsin Fox Valley, Barlow Planetarium helps uncover the vastness of the universe through a 3-D-capable Digistar projector, which—combined with 10,000 watts of digital sound and a 48-foot projection screen—transports guests into the deepest trenches of space. The facility's star shows include family programs that make astronomy easy to understand as well as feature shows that tickle the minds of more hardened astronomy buffs. Along with celestial exploration, the planetarium transforms with dancing lights and rich sounds during laser shows. These programs add visual touches to music from the likes of The Beatles or Isaac Newton's little-known punk band.

The planetarium also hosts academic programs for grade-school children. These include the Wisconsin Space Academy, in which students build and launch rockets, and the Wisconsin Astronomy Academy, which lets pupils peer through telescopes and discover vending machines floating through space.

Customer Reviews

It is a magical place!
Erin C. · November 27, 2015
This is a fabulous place to bring the grandchildren, they all loved the questions before the show started very very educational I am planning to go again
Bonnie R. · November 25, 2015
The Family Night entitled Daughter of the Stars is not that exciting but the final 5-10 minutes is worth it
Barbara R. · November 25, 2015

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