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Barlow Planetarium

1478 Midway Rd, Menasha, WI 54952-1224
+1 920-832-2848
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a great place for a different kind of entertainment

For a change of pace, treat yourself to a planetarium showing. It is a rather fascinating show, and... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Neenah, Wisconsin
Great program

We went to a Saturday program. It was as great way to spend quality learning time together. Our... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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The Barlow Planetarium at the University of Wisconsin-Fox Valley opened to the public on March 20, 1998.This is a world-class facility for 3-D excitement, giant full-color special effects and crystal-clear, five-channel, 10,000 watt THX surround sound.The Barlow Planetarium has a 48-foot projection dome and seats 98 people, with four additional spaces for wheelchair access.An Evans and Sutherland Digistar II® star projector recreates a realistic night sky and 3-D effects which pull the audience into a virtual world.Interactive keypads at each seat allow audiences to get involved in performances.Cutting-edge Sky Skan® video projection and automation systems make this planetarium state-of-the-art.
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“laser show” (6 reviews)
“night sky” (3 reviews)
“light show” (2 reviews)
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1478 Midway Rd, Menasha, WI 54952-1224
+1 920-832-2848
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Reviewed 1 week ago

For a change of pace, treat yourself to a planetarium showing. It is a rather fascinating show, and a highly rated projector presents a good show. I ignore the evolution dialog of creation, and enjoy the show itself.

Thank mikeshellie
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went to a Saturday program. It was as great way to spend quality learning time together. Our kids loved it and so did we! The kids thought the roller coaster effect was cool. A little tip: sit nearer to the middle or back of...More

Thank WisconsinChristi
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I recently visited the Barlow Planetarium at UW-Fox Valley for two shows: “Laser Beatles” and “More Than Meets the Eye” (a star show). Both shows were prefaced with a brief demonstration and talk about what local residents could expect to see in our night sky...More

Thank Julie H
Reviewed 30 December 2017 via mobile

I was not aware that there are no exhibits at Barlow but the show was great. We came during the holidays and the holiday laser show was amazing . Mildly disappointed since my daughter is really interested in space and I don’t think it was...More

Thank TL_Q_2015
Reviewed 28 August 2017

Soooo, we had done a 1/2 marathon race before going to the planetarium. Maybe we didn't see all of the show as planetarium naps are the best type of naps there are. Still, we learned something. The constellation show and light show after the video...More

Thank TipsFrmMN
Reviewed 7 February 2017

the laser show was great. the gentleman who showed us the sky before the show and explained what planets we could see and where their location in the sky at different times was really educational. great place for adults and children.

1  Thank wcrowley2656
Reviewed 15 December 2016

The Planetarium show in the evening is amazing to see. The constellations are right over head and there's a light show with music. Wonderful to gaze upon, entertaining and educational at the same time. Nothing like the night stars. When viewing the star show, make...More

Thank smithwigram2
Reviewed 18 October 2016

A VERY Unique activity .. Truly Enjoyed . Check out their facebook page.. SO Cool to do something Different b4 Halloween with a 6 yr old !

Thank DeLylla
Reviewed 12 September 2016

A wonderful view of space and stars. The guide was an excellent presenter and the presentation was informative

Thank Dawn S
Reviewed 4 August 2016

A wonderful place to go with family or friends or even alone and check out the stars....very comfortable and very interesting... a place you would want to keep on going to.

Thank PattiJani
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$8 for adults $7 for ages 13-18 & college students $6 for ages 3-12 & seniors (60+)