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Indoor Fun at Planetariums
Posted on: 12/14/2011
Escape the city lights and cloud cover to explore the Wisconsin night sky in all its wonder!
Wisconsin is home to several planetariums and observatories, many of which are part of a museum or college campus, but still open to the public. The shows are a bargain and make for a great date night, an educational family outing, or just something different to escape the cold. We’ve rounded up a few stops around the state for your viewing enjoyment:
The Daniel M. Soref Planetarium at the Milwaukee Public Museum
Wisconsin’s largest, enjoy stadium seating and as part of every show, you’ll be able to view Skies Over Milwaukee, a live tour of the current night sky. 30 min show. $4 per person.
The Yerkes Observatory – Lake Geneva
Home to one of the largest lens-type telescope in the world, Yerkes offers free public tours every Saturday and special programs throughout the year including Family Nights and limited showings.
Part of the University of Wisconsin – La Crosse’s campus, this planetarium is open during the school year and offers various shows ranging from an hour to an hour and a half. $3 per person.
Barlow Planetarium – Menasha
Housed on the UW- Fox Valley campus, the Barlow planetarium is a world-class facility. Enjoy 3-D excitement in every show, full-colored special effects and five-channel surround sound! Prices range from $5 - $7 per person.
For a complete listing of planetariums and observatories in Wisconsin, click here.
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