Sharing the Wonders of the Universe!
Serving Northeast Wisconsin For Over Two Decades
IMPORTANT! WEATHER RELATED CLOSURE MARCH 25TH. All shows are cancelled for today March 25th due to the current winter storm. The March 25 Family Astronomy Night has been rescheduled for April 1.
- The Barlow Planetarium will be closed April 3rd – 8th. (no shows)
Address: 1478 Midway Road, Menasha, WI 54952 | Phone: (920) 832-2848 | Box Office Hours: Wed-Fri 2–4:00 p.m., Sat 12:30-4:00 p.m. and 1/2 hour prior to evening shows
EXPAND YOUR UNIVERSE
at the Barlow Planetarium
Bring a K-12 class to the Barlow for an interactive and educational planetarium experience.
Participate in one of our interactive astronomical demo experiences without leaving your school!
Earn merit badges in Astronomy or Space Exploration through one of our unique program offerings.
Build a rocket or discover celestial objects at our Wisconsin Astronomy and Space Academy.
The Barlow Planetarium at the UW-Oshkosh Fox Cities Campus, the first major planetarium in the state of Wisconsin, opened to the public on March 20, 1998. The 48-foot diameter projection dome with seating for 98 (in addition to 4 wheelchair accessible spaces) is powered by an Evans and Sutherland Digistar II®, cutting-edge video projection and automation technology.
The Barlow, at the time of its opening, was considered among the most state-of-the-art planetariums in the United States. Today, the Barlow is the second largest and second most attended planetarium in Wisconsin. The Barlow serves approximately 35,000 visitors annually from Northeast Wisconsin including the communities of seven UW System facilities: UW-Oshkosh, UW-Oshkosh Fox Cities Campus, UW-Oshkosh Fond du Lac Campus, UW-Green Bay, UW-Green Bay Manitowoc Campus, UW-Green Bay Marinette Campus and UW-Green Bay Sheboygan Campus. Recently the Barlow has been getting visitors from UW-Madison, UW-Milwaukee and UW-Stevens Point.
The Barlow ranks with the busiest university stand-alone planetariums in the Midwest. In the United States, only the planetariums of large flagship universities surpass Barlow’s attendance and revenue.
Star Show Schedule: 920-832-2858
Laser Show Schedule: 920-832-2871
Main Line: 920-832-2848
1478 Midway Road
Menasha, WI 54952
Barlow Planetarium Director
Barlow Planetarium Outreach Specialist
Box Office Hours
Wed–Fri: 2:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Sat: 12:30 - 4 p.m.
Evening shows: 30 Minutes Prior to First Program