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Barlow Planetarium

1478 Midway Rd, Menasha, WI 54952-1224
+1 920-832-2848
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Great show, 1 or 2 exhibits

My daughter went here for a summer Space Camp. You do need to sign up in advance but I highly... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
TL_Q_2015
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De Pere, Wisconsin
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I came from Webster Stanly and we had a great field trip and the employees are very friendly! My... read more

Reviewed 8 May 2018
Lyv F
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The Barlow Planetarium at the University of Wisconsin-Fox Valley opened to the public on March 20, 1998.This is a world-class facility for 3-D excitement, giant full-color special effects and crystal-clear, five-channel, 10,000 watt THX surround sound.The Barlow Planetarium has a 48-foot projection dome and seats 98 people, with four additional spaces for wheelchair access.An Evans and Sutherland Digistar II® star projector recreates a realistic night sky and 3-D effects which pull the audience into a virtual world.Interactive keypads at each seat allow audiences to get involved in performances.Cutting-edge Sky Skan® video projection and automation systems make this planetarium state-of-the-art.
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1478 Midway Rd, Menasha, WI 54952-1224
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My daughter went here for a summer Space Camp. You do need to sign up in advance but I highly recommend the program. The teacher (Ty) was fantastic and the “cadets” learn a lot of cool stuff. If you come for just a space Show...More

Thank TL_Q_2015
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Reviewed 8 May 2018

I came from Webster Stanly and we had a great field trip and the employees are very friendly! My favorite part was the fact that it felt like you were there in space!!!

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Reviewed 25 March 2018

We made this visit last minute. Be sure to go to their website to purchase tickets in advance. There were 49 seats available a couple of hours prior to the show, with 96 actual seats per show. There were only 5 seats left when the...More

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Reviewed 11 February 2018

For a change of pace, treat yourself to a planetarium showing. It is a rather fascinating show, and a highly rated projector presents a good show. I ignore the evolution dialog of creation, and enjoy the show itself.

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Reviewed 31 January 2018 via mobile

We went to a Saturday program. It was as great way to spend quality learning time together. Our kids loved it and so did we! The kids thought the roller coaster effect was cool. A little tip: sit nearer to the middle or back of...More

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Reviewed 21 January 2018 via mobile

I recently visited the Barlow Planetarium at UW-Fox Valley for two shows: “Laser Beatles” and “More Than Meets the Eye” (a star show). Both shows were prefaced with a brief demonstration and talk about what local residents could expect to see in our night sky...More

1  Thank Julie H
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Reviewed 29 December 2017 via mobile

I was not aware that there are no exhibits at Barlow but the show was great. We came during the holidays and the holiday laser show was amazing . Mildly disappointed since my daughter is really interested in space and I don’t think it was...More

1  Thank TL_Q_2015
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Reviewed 28 August 2017

Soooo, we had done a 1/2 marathon race before going to the planetarium. Maybe we didn't see all of the show as planetarium naps are the best type of naps there are. Still, we learned something. The constellation show and light show after the video...More

1  Thank TipsFrmMN
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Reviewed 7 February 2017

the laser show was great. the gentleman who showed us the sky before the show and explained what planets we could see and where their location in the sky at different times was really educational. great place for adults and children.

2  Thank wcrowley2656
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Reviewed 14 December 2016

The Planetarium show in the evening is amazing to see. The constellations are right over head and there's a light show with music. Wonderful to gaze upon, entertaining and educational at the same time. Nothing like the night stars. When viewing the star show, make...More

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