Barlow Planetarium

1478 Midway Road

About Us

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 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.


Judy McKendry

Monday, July 31, 2017

A treasure of cool info. Great for families

Terry O'Dell

Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Interesting planetarium with many infringing presentations.

Cosmo Joe

Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2017

Great place. I saw the laser light show, fun!

Matt Biersack

Monday, June 6, 2016

One of the best Planetariums in the area. It was so good, we used to have memberships. We live an hour and a half away but we should take a road trip again.

L Holschuh

Sunday, Dec. 7, 2014

I like to take my 7 year old grandson..the star shows are, informative,at his age level,not too long and fun. He asks to go often,last time we took his 2 year old sister (who hates everything esp if she can't move around) and even she sat through the entire presentation. I would like to recommend them. The tickets are reasonable and the staff was very nice. A great was to spend a winter afternoon. 5 STARS from our family