Solar Eclipse Viewing Party

Please note! This event will take place at the Urban Ecology Center - Riverside Park, 1500 E. Park Pl., weather permitting. Telescopes will also be set up at the Museum, but viewing may be compromised by the cityscape.

When: Solar Eclipse: 4:30 - 6:00 p.m. Thursday, October 23
Cost: FREE

Lunar "Blood Moon" Eclipse with Telescopes

Please note! This event will take place at the Urban Ecology Center - Riverside Park, 1500 E. Park Pl., weather permitting.

When: Lunar Eclipse: 4 - 7:30 a.m. October 8
Cost: FREE

Doors Open Milwaukee

We're taking part in Doors Open Milwaukee! The Dome Theater & Planetarium will be featuring free planetarium shows throughout the run of Doors Open Milwaukee for program participants.

When: Saturday, September 20 and Sunday, September 21.
Tickets: Show tickets will be granted on a first-come, first-serve basis! Visit our admissions windows for details.

Want to learn more about this great Milwaukee-wide event? Find out more about Doors Open Milwaukee »

Mysteries of the Unseen World

This spectacular film reveals phenomena that can’t be seen with the naked eye, taking you into earthly worlds secreted away in different dimensions of time and scale. High-speed and time-lapse photography, electron microscopy, and nanotechnology are just a few of the advancements in science that now give us “super powers” to see beyond what is in front of us.

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Next Show Time:
Sat, 11/01/2014 - 1:30pm

Space Aliens: Looking for Life in the Universe

From ancient philosophers to modern-day scientists scouring the sky for exoplanets, humans have always wondered who else might be “out there.” In Space Aliens, an original production created by our own stellar Daniel M. Soref Planetarium team, we’ll embark upon an inter-galactic journey in attempt to answer the ultimate question of the universe: Are we alone?

Pair this planetarium production with a visit to Alien Worlds and Androids for a truly mind-opening experience!

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Next Show Time:
Sat, 11/01/2014 - 10:30am

Member Preview: Alien Worlds and Androids

You’re invited to a free, member-only preview of:
Alien Worlds and Androids

Friday, October 3, 2014
9 a.m.-9 p.m.

Sci-Fi Film Fest

Join us in celebrating all things scientific, futuristic, or just plain weird during a Sci-Fi Film Fest featuring films voted “in” by you -- the viewer.  

Exhibit Interactive Testing – Call for Volunteers

When: 9 a.m. – noon, Friday, July 25, 2014
visitors ages 10+
register in advance at (414) 278-2728

Collector's Day

10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Saturday, November 8
FREE with Museum admission.

Museums aren’t the only game in town when it comes to saving treasures. Milwaukee is home to many collectors who have amassed amazing displays of their own! During Collector’s Day, you’ll get a chance to meet these “amateur curators,” and get a good look at more than 20 unique collections, from vintage advertising, to troll dolls, to bicycles.

Clue Crew Kids Club Party: “If Clothes Could Talk…”

6–9 p.m. Friday, August 22
This is a FREE members-only event, for families and kids-at-heart.
Members may bring a guest for $5.
Reservations required by Wednesday, August 20.
Call the Membership Hotline: (414) 278-6170 or (888) 700-9069