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Barlow Planetarium

Box Office/Starline: (920) 832-2848

1478 Midway Road
Menasha, WI 54952

Box Office Hours

Wed-Fri: 2–3:45 p.m.
Sat:  1-3:45 p.m.
Evenings: 1/2 hour prior to first show
Sun–Tue: Closed

Field Trip Guide

2019-2020 SPACE & EARTH EXPERIENCES FIELD TRIP GUIDE
(click to download)

2020 Educator Appreciation Nights

Dates:  Tuesday, January 7 – Thursday, January 9
Times:  6:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

2020 EDUCATOR APPRECIATION NIGHTS FLYER
(click to download)
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2019-2020 ONLINE FIELD TRIP REQUEST FORM 

Field Trip Fees

  • Single Barlow Planetarium Program: $5.00/student
    Discount Fee:  $4.00/student if paid in advance
  • Single Weis Earth Science Museum Program: $4.00/student
    Discount Fee:  $3.00/student if paid in advance
  • Double Program:  $9.00/student (2 Barlow programs OR 1 Barlow program & 1 Weis tour)
    Discount Fee:  $7.00/student if paid in advance
  • Triple Program: $13.00/student (3 Barlow programs OR 2 Barlow programs & 1 Weis tour)
    Discount Fee:  $10.00/student if paid in advance

Minimums – Group Size and Fees

  • Minimum Group Size – Weekdays: 15 students/2 adults
  • Barlow Planetarium Minimum Fee – Weekdays: $75/group
    Discount Fee:  $60/group if paid in advance
  • Weis Earth Science Museum Minimum Fee – Weekdays:  $60/group
    Discount Fee:  $45/group if paid in advance
  • Barlow Planetarium Minimum Group Size – Evenings/Weekends:  20 students/2 adults
  • Barlow Planetarium Minimum Fee – Evenings/Weekends: $100/program
    Discount Fee:  $80/group if paid in advance

PLEASE NOTE:  Receive a $1.00/student/program DISCOUNT if you pay for your field trip 4 weeks in advance! 

 

Interactive Planetarium Experiences

The Friendly Sky (Grades PK & K)

The Friendly Sky is designed to be the best possible introduction to astronomy and the planetarium environment for the youngest of students. Students use their imaginations and the stars to play a celestial game of connect-the-dots. Each program ends with a tour of the constellations, stars and planets that are in the current nighttime sky. 50 minutes

Our Place in Space (Grades 1 & 2)

Science is all about asking questions and investigating answers. Our Place is Space handles the earliest science questions that students about their world: What causes day and night?  How does the Moon change shape?  What causes the seasons to change? Each program ends with a tour of the constellations, stars and planets that are in the current nighttime sky. 50 minutes

Solar System Exploration (Grades 3-5)

The solar system is a truly amazing place filled with fascinating worlds just waiting to be discovered. Students will see some of the latest images of the Sun, planets, moons and dwarf planets. Each program ends with a tour of the constellations, stars and planets that are in the current nighttime sky. 50 minutes

Galactic Quest (Grades 6-8)

Our home galaxy, The Milky Way, is filled with 200 billion stars. Galactic Quest tours your student past the most interesting objects in our galaxy – stars, nebulae, star clusters – to learn how stars are born, how they are classified, and the amazing ways they end their lives. Each program ends with a tour of the constellations, stars and planets that are in the current nighttime sky. 50 minutes

Universe (Grades 9-12)

When discussing the universe, the facts can be truly amazing and mind-boggling. How large is the universe?  How old is the universe?  Where did the universe come from?  Universe not only answers these questions, but also explorers the spectacular methods astronomers used to find the answers.  Each program ends with a tour of the constellations, stars and planets that are in the current nighttime sky. 50 minutes

Interactive Science Demonstrations

Orbit (Grades 3-12)

Experience the science behind spaceflight in this brand presentation featuring interactive science demonstrations. Discover what is necessary to safely launch to and return from space, what changes when you live in space, how you go to the bathroom and how everyday objects behave when in space. 50 minutes

Additional Offerings to Extend Your Visit

Any programs currently on our public schedule can be added as well.

Follow the Drinking Gourd (Grades PK-2)

Discover how, in the 1800’s, escaped slaves in the Underground Railroad used music and astronomy to find their way to freedom. 50 minutes

The Explorers (Grades 3-8)

Discover how Polynesian sailors navigated between the tiny islands in the South Pacific stars, waves and birds to find their way. 50 minutes

Journey into the Living Cell (Grades 6-12)

Instead of going OUT, journey INTO the amazing “universe” of a living cell. 50 minutes

Stories in the Sky (Grades 6-12)

Have mythology come to life with an in-depth tour of the nighttime sky. 50 minutes

Educational & Fun Laser Shows

Perseus & Andromeda (Grades 1-5)

Using lasers to tell the story of Perseus, Andromeda, Medusa and Pegasus. 50 minutes

Orion (Grades 1-5)

Using lasers to tell the story of Orion, Canis Major and Canis Minor. 50 minutes

Laser Spirit (Grades 1-8)

Using lasers and music to provide an uplifting expeience. 50 minutes

Laser Holidays (Grades 1-8)

Using lasers to celebrate the holidays. 50 minutes

Laser Beatles (Grades 1-8)

Celebrate the most famous musical group in history using high-tech lasers. 50 minutes

Barlow Planetarium

Box Office/Starline: 920-832-2848

1478 Midway Road
Menasha, WI 54952

 

 

Contact Us

Alan Peche
Barlow Planetarium Director

Ty Westbrook
Program Associate

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Box Office Hours

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Thurs–Sat: 2–3:45 p.m.
Evenings: 1/2 hour prior to first show
Sun–Wed: Closed