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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.


Kyle Ofsdahl

Tuesday, June 12, 2018
For those looking for clarification about the hours of operation: the 6-9:45 hours are for Sept.-Jan. when the Barlow has the laser system in. Experiences at the Barlow have always been good ones. I've invited younger and older siblings as well as my parents and grandparents and all have said that they had a great time. I also recommend paying a visit to the Weis museum if you happen to have extra time.

Galaxy 7

Monday, Nov. 27, 2017
It was AWESOME!!!! I loved the show I've been to 3 shows and we're all so cool!

Judy McKendry

Monday, July 31, 2017
A treasure of cool info. Great for families

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

Dale Smith

Saturday, April 21, 2018
Awesome fun

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