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. Pink Floyd’s Dark Side of the Moon is a special offering which is discounted for members; it is not included as part of any member benefits.

Daily Schedule

November 1, 2023 through April 8, 2024

10:15 a.m. Wisconsin Stargazing
11 a.m. Blue Whales
Noon Lights Out! Eclipses: Whys, Wonders, & Wows
12:45 p.m. Blue Whales
2 p.m. Wisconsin Stargazing
2:45 p.m. Blue Whales
3:45 p.m. Lights Out! Eclipses: Whys, Wonders, & Wows
4:30 p.m. Pink Floyd’s Dark Side of the Moon**


**Pink Floyd’s Dark Side of the Moon will play with a special “Stargazing with Pink Floyd” live planetarium show on the last Saturday night of the month, 5:30 p.m. - 8 p.m.

Now Showing
Blue WhalesBlue Whales: Return of the Giants - Giant Film

Explore the world of the magnificent blue whale, a species rebounding from the brink of extinction. Following two scientific expeditions—one to find a missing population of blues off the exotic Seychelles Islands, the other to chronicle whale families in Mexico’s stunning Gulf of California—the film is an inspirational story that transforms our understanding of the largest animal ever to have lived.

Showtimes at 11 a.m., 12:45 p.m., and 2:45 p.m.



Pink Floyd’s Dark Side of the Moon — 50th anniversaryPink Floyd’s Dark Side of the Moon - Giant Film

Pink Floyd’s iconic album Dark Side of the Moon, originally released in 1973, turns 50, and what more fitting a place to celebrate and experience it than the Daniel M. Soref Planetarium! Combining breathtaking views of the solar system, played out to 42 minutes of Dark Side in surround sound, this truly immersive and all-encompassing treat that will transcend reality. Each song has a different theme -- some futuristically looking forward and some a retro acknowledgment to Pink Floyd’s visual history, all relating to a time and space experience. $8 all members, $10 non-members.

Showtimes at 4:30 p.m.


Stargazing with Pink FloydSaturday showings

Join us for special viewings on the last Saturday* of each month, September 2023-March 2024, 5:30-8 p.m. Includes Stargazing with Pink Floyd, a live 25-minute Planetarium program, plus cash bar and food for purchase. $18 all members, $20 non-members.

  • 5:30 p.m. - Beverage and Food Stations Open*
  • 6 p.m. - Stargazing with Pink Floyd
  • 6:30 p.m. - Brief Intermission
  • 7 p.m. - Pink Floyd's Dark Side of the Moon

*Food and Beverages are welcome in the Planetarium



Lights OutLights Out! Eclipses: Whys, Wonders, and Wows - Planetarium Program

Sudden darkness during a sunny day? The moon turning deep red? Explore fascinating stories about the rare and awesome eclipses, and find out when an eclipse is coming next to a sky near you!

Showtimes at Noon





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 p.m.