Now Showing: Planetarium Programs

The Daniel M. Soref Planetarium 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 with limited capacity. Programs show every hour from 10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Now Showing

July 22 - August 1, 2021

stargazers of africaStargazers of Africa

From the dawn of time, African people have looked to the skies above for inspiration and guidance. Stargazers of Africa is a journey connecting the stars, moon, and planets to the people across this great continent—from long ago to the stargazers of today.

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Wisconsin stargazingWisconsin Stargazing

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.

Coming Soon

Connect to the sky above in this great new Planetarium program. Explore star, nebula, and moon constellations! Travel the world to discover dazzling stories from the stars of the Big Dipper. Learn what "pareidolia" means and how to pronounce it!

Showing August 5 - October 10, 2021