Adults

The Polar Express

All Aboard! It's nearly midnight on Christmas Eve when a doubting young boy is startled by a thunderous roar. Clearing the mist from his window he sees the most amazing sight – a gleaming black train rumbles to a stop right in front of his house, the steam from its powerful engine hissing through the night sky and the softly falling snowflakes.

Showing at 12:30, 2:30 and 4:30 p.m. Friday, November 28.

Run Time: 
100minutes
Next Show Time:
Fri, 11/28/2014 - 12:30pm

Mysteries of the Unseen World - 3D

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.

Run Time: 
45minutes
Next Show Time:
Sat, 11/29/2014 - 11:30am

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.

Run Time: 
45minutes
Next Show Time:
Fri, 11/28/2014 - 11:30am

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!

Run Time: 
40minutes
Next Show Time:
Fri, 11/28/2014 - 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
Who:
visitors ages 10+
Contact:
register in advance at (414) 278-2728