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Barlow Planetarium

Box Office/Starline:
(920) 832-2848

1478 Midway Road
Menasha, WI 54952

Phone-Only
Box Office Hours

Wed–Fri:  2:00-4:00 p.m.
Sat:  12:30-4:00 p.m.
Evenings:  30 Minutes Prior to First Show
Sun–Tue:  Closed

2020/2021 has certainly been a unique, challenging and unprecedented time!  Barlow hopes everyone is safe and healthy.  Due to COVID-19 and staffing limitations, all Barlow Scout programs are on indefinite hold. We hope that our regular scouting programs will be able to return sometime in 2022.  However, the Barlow is open for scout groups to have field trips – please visit our FIELD TRIP PAGE to investigate our age appropriate offerings and submit on online field trip request.

We are looking forward to having everyone back as soon as possible.

 

GIRL SCOUTS

Space Science Explorer Planetarium Show – Daisies
Date:  TBD
Times:  9:00 a.m.
Duration:  50 minutes

 

Space Science Adventurer Day – Brownies
Date: TBD
Time:  9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Duration:  3 hours

 

Space Science Investigator Day – Juniors
Date: TBD
Time:  9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Duration:  3 hours

 

Space Science Researcher Day – Cadettes
Date: TBD
Time:  9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Duration:  3 hours

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CUB SCOUTS

Lion/Tiger Planetarium Show
Date: TBD
Time:  9:00 a.m. (overflow at 10:15 a.m. if needed)
Duration:  50 minutes
Fee:  $5.00/person (scout, leader, or parent) 

 

 

This is a special Our Place in Space presentation for just Lions and Tigers with their leaders, parents, family and friends! 

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.

REGISTRATION OPENS IN SUMMER 2021!

 

Wolf/Bear Planetarium Show
Date: Spring 2022 Dates Coming Soon!
Time:  9:00 a.m. (overflow at 10:15 a.m. if needed)
Duration:  50 minutes
Fee:  $5.00
Fee:  $15/person (scout, leader, or parent) 

 

This is a special Solar System Exploration presentation for just Wolves and Bears with their leaders, parents, family and friends! 

Visit each of the 8 planets in our solar system, many of the fascinating moons, the dwarf planets, and, of course, our Sun.  This is a highly interactive program where the audience gets to select the order in which each of the planets if visited. Each show concludes with a tour of the current nighttime sky – stars, constellations and planets – as seen from the Fox Valley and Northeast Wisconsin.

 

 

 

Webelos/Arrow of Light Astronomy & Space Investigator Day
Date: Spring 2022 Dates Coming Soon!
Time:  9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Duration:  3 hours
Fee:  $15/person (scout, leader, or parent)

 

 This is a special workshop for scouts about Barlow’s two favorite subjects:   astronomy AND space.

Visit each of the planets in our solar system in the unique and interactive environment of the Barlow.  Learn about the science of space travel with demonstrations of Newton’s Laws, see liquid nitrogen at 321 F, watch a space shuttle thermal protection tile handles a 3000 F torch all while learning about the past, present and future of space exploration.  Do interesting astronomy and space activities.

 

 

BOY SCOUTS

Astronomy Merit Badge
Duration:  6 total hours in 3 visits
Dates:/Times: Spring 2022 Dates Coming Soon!
Fee:  $60/scout

The Boy Scout Astronomy Merit Badge is a very thorough, intense and rewarding activity. The Barlow Planetarium Astronomy Merit Badge program is designed to be completed in less than 5 weeks. Scouts are introduced to all the requirements and required homework activities on the first visit, have a mid-course evaluation on the second visit, and a final evaluation on the last visit.

REQUIREMENTS:
> Scouts must be 13 years old or older.
> Scouts must have Merit Badge Series: ASTRONOMY available through the council store and read it prior to the first workshop session.

 

 

 

Space Exploration Merit Badge
Duration:  6 total hours in 3 visits
Dates/Times: Fall 2021/Spring 2022 Dates Coming Soon!
Fee:  $70/scout

The Boy Scout Space Exploration Merit Badge is a very thorough, intense and rewarding activity. The Barlow Planetarium Space Merit Badge program is designed to be completed in less than 1 month. Scouts are introduced to all the requirements, required homework activities and build their rockets on the first visit have a mid-course rocket launch and evaluation on the second visit, and a final evaluation on the last visit.

REQUIREMENTS:
> Scouts must be 13 years old or older.
> Scouts must have Merit Badge Series: SPACE EXPLORATION available through the council store and read it prior to the first workshop session.

REGISTRATION OPENS IN SUMMER 2021!

 

 

 

Barlow Planetarium

Star Show Schedule: 920-832-2858

Laser Show Schedule: 920-832-2871

Main Line: 920-832-2848

1478 Midway Road
Menasha, WI 54952

 

 

Contact Us

Ty Westbrook
Barlow Planetarium Outreach Specialist

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Office Phone
920-832-2848

Wed–Fri:  2:00-4:00 p.m.
Sat:  12:30-4:00 p.m.
Evenings:  30 Minutes Prior to First Program
Sun–Mon: CLOSED