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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...more
Visited with our family including grandchildren. Ty did a great job explaining things and the show was quite informative. It will be even better with the planned upgrades including laser light show and other extras. The grandchildren had a great time and so did Grandma...More
My daughter went here for a summer Space Camp. You do need to sign up in advance but I highly recommend the program. The teacher (Ty) was fantastic and the “cadets” learn a lot of cool stuff.
If you come for just a space Show...More
We made this visit last minute. Be sure to go to their website to purchase tickets in advance. There were 49 seats available a couple of hours prior to the show, with 96 actual seats per show. There were only 5 seats left when the...More
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.
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
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
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
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
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.