Adults

Sea Monsters

Eighty million years ago, much of the world was still submerged under water and cold-blooded seagoing reptiles flourished. With a family of Dolichorhynchop plesiosaurs, called Dollies, as your guide, Sea Monsters takes you on an underwater exploration of the ancient seas populated with saber-toothed fish, prehistoric sharks, giant squid and other extraordinary reptile predators. On their voyage, audiences will learn how paleontologists use fossils to prove that these majestic creatures once ruled the seas.

Sea Monsters also screens in 3D.

Run Time: 
44minutes
Next Show Time:
Mon, 01/12/2015 - 2:30pm

Cosmic Colors

Cosmic Colors is a planetarium show that will take you on a wondrous journey through the world of color and beyond! Discover why the sky is blue, why Mars is red, and the reason why many things are the color that they are. Tour the interior of a plant leaf, voyage through a human eye, then step into the invisible universe as you investigate x-rays by taking on a monstrous black hole. Explore the world of infrared in a roaring fire, and even discover what may have been the actual color of a dinosaur.

Run Time: 
39minutes
Next Show Time:
Mon, 01/12/2015 - 10:30am

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

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:
Fri, 12/19/2014 - 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, 12/19/2014 - 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!

Run Time: 
40minutes
Next Show Time:
Fri, 12/19/2014 - 12:30pm

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.