Now Showing: Planetarium Programs & Dome Theater Films

The Daniel M. Soref Planetarium & Dome Theater is now open!

One Planetarium program is included with your Museum admission. At this time, programs cannot be reserved in advance and are first-come, first-served. 

Giant-screen films are sold separately from Museum admission and can be reserved online, by phone, or in-person. Members $5, non-members $6. Sustainer+ members can reserve for free, but must call 414-278-2728 or visit MPM.

Now Showing
Turtle OdysseyTurtle Odyssey - Giant Film

Turtle Odyssey tells the heartwarming story of one tiny sea turtle’s big adventure! Based in Australia and narrated by Russell Crowe, Turtle Odyssey explores the unique lifecycle of an Australian green sea turtle named Bunji and her incredible journey across the open ocean.

June 3, 2022 - October 2, 2022
Showtimes at 11:00 a.m. and 2:45 p.m.

Tickets  Watch the Trailer

a to z astronomyDINO SOARS! - Planetarium Program

Perhaps the most astounding discovery about dinosaurs is that they are still around today - and not just in the movies. Birds are living dinosaurs! Follow the story of Malkia, a museum paleontologist, as she explores fascinating connections between birds and dinosaurs.

June 3, 2022 - October 2, 2022
Showtimes at 12:00 p.m. and 3:45 p.m.

Made possible by:
Alvin & Marion Birnschein Foundation
Schoenleber Foundation, Inc.
Elizabeth Elser Doolittle Charitable Trusts


Ocean OdysseyDinosaurs of Antarctica - Giant Film

Join today’s intrepid scientists and their quest to understand the lost prehistoric world of Gondwana as you journey to a very different Jurassic Antarctica! Roam primitive forests and thick swamps with bizarre dinosaurs and colossal amphibians - a place where survival means enduring the sunless, six-month polar winter surrounded by meat-eaters with night vision. 

June 3, 2022 - October 2, 2022
Showtimes at 12:45 p.m. and 4:30 p.m.



Wisconsin stargazingWisconsin Stargazing - Planetarium Program

Take a live tour of the current Wisconsin night sky in this 22-minute guided Planetarium program. A lively astronomy educator will show you all of the current sights on a clear dome “sky,” such as planets, constellations, meteors, and other fun celestial phenomena. The program includes a cosmic Q&A session and requests from the audience.

Showtimes at 10:15 a.m. and 2:00 p.m.