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Two-for-One

Admission

Gain free entrance to the Weis Earth Science Museum when you purchase tickets for a Barlow Planetarium show.

Fun for all ages

Explore the earth and sky with two amazing scientific attractions in one visit!

The Weis Earth Science Museum is the official mineralogical museum of Wisconsin. In addition to its permanent collection of rocks, fossils and minerals, the Evolving Gallery features rotating exhibits throughout the year.

The Barlow Planetarium draws more than 35,000 visitors annually, featuring star and laser shows that are both educational and entertaining.

Hours of Operation

Weis Earth Science Museum

Wednesday–Friday: Noon–4:30 p.m.
Saturday:
 10 a.m.–4:30 p.m.
Closed Sunday–Tuesday

Barlow Planetarium

Tuesday–Friday:  2–4 p.m.
Saturday:  12:30–4 p.m.
Evenings:  30 minutes prior to first show
Closed Sunday–Monday

Two-for-one Deal

The two-for-one admission deal is valid at any time. For example, visitors can catch an evening laser show in the Barlow Planetarium and return another day to visit the Weis Earth Science Museum.

Catch both attractions in one visit

Wednesday–Friday: Noon–4:30 p.m.
Saturday: 10 a.m.–4:30 p.m.

Star Show Schedule

 

STAR SHOW TIMES 

September 21-30

 

STAR SHOW TIMES 
October 1-29

 

Due to Moon phase timing, there will be two Family Astronomy Nights in October.

October Family Astronomy Night #1 - Saturday, October 1st
October Family Astronomy Night #2 - Saturday, October 29th

 

STAR SHOW TIMES 
November 2-23

 

Family Astronomy Night November 26th.

  • 6:00 p.m. | Laser Holidays  - Family Laser Show
  • 7:30 p.m. | Tis The season  - Feature Astronomy Show
  • 6:30 - 9:30 p.m. |Telescope Viewing of The Moon and Planets (weather permitting)

 

The Barlow Planetarium will be closed November 24 for Thanksgiving.

STAR SHOW TIMES 
November 25 - January 7

  • Sundays & Mondays | CLOSED
  • Wednesdays at 4:00 p.m. | Orion  - Children's Show (Except Dec 28)
  • Thursdays at 4:00 p.m. | Laser Holidays  -  Family Laser Show (Except Nov 24 & Dec 29)
  • Fridays at 4:00 p.m. | Tis The Season  - Feature Astronomy Show
  • Saturdays at 1:00 p.m. |Orion  - Children's Show
  • Saturdays at 2:30 p.m. |Laser Holidays  - Family Laser Show
  • Saturdays at 4:00 p.m. |Tis The Season  - Feature Astronomy Show

 

SPECIAL HOLIDAY WEEK STAR SHOW TIMES 
December 28, 29, 30

 

 

 

Laser Show Schedule

LASER SHOW TIMES

September 23 - 30

 

 

LASER SHOW TIMES

October 1 - 29

Important - There will be no Evening Rock Laser shows Oct 14, 15, 28 & 29.

 

LASER SHOW TIMES

November 4 - 26

Important - There will be no Evening Rock Laser shows November 4, 5 & 12.

 

LASER SHOW TIMES

December 2 - 30

Important - The Barlow Planetarium will be closed December 23, 24 & 31 (no shows).

 

 
 
 
 
 

Where to find us

The Weis Earth Science Museum and Barlow Planetarium are conveniently located together in the main building of the UW Oshkosh, Fox Cities Campus in Menasha.

Visitor parking is available at no cost. Enter through main doors by the Barlow Planetarium.

Plan your trip with Google Maps.