EVENTS CALENDAR

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Full Moon Popsicle Party

UWM Manfred Olson Planetarium 1900 E Kenwood Blvd #139, Milwaukee, WI, United States

Join us for a summer evening under the full moon! Gaze at the stars and moon through our telescopes and cool off with tasty popsicles for purchase from Pete’s Pops. Telescopes and binoculars will be set up outside of the planetarium; planetarium shows will run indoors every 15-20 minutes. This event is open to the […]

Free

Family Night Hike

Urban Ecology Center at Riverside Park 1500 E Park Place, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States

Join the Urban Ecology Center for an evening in Riverside Park- after dark! Our team will guide groups on a night hike to explore nature at night. We’ll be joined by Jack, a UWM Astronomy enthusiast, to spot the moon, see Saturn rising, and Mars setting. We’ll conclude our evening as night falls by looking […]

$7

Stargazing at Chill on the Hill

Humboldt Park Milwaukee 3000 S. Howell Ave., Milwaukee, WI, United States

Stick around after Chill to stargaze with the Manfred Planetarium! Weather-depending, they will be present at the top of the hill at dusk / dark to let you turn your eye to the cosmos. Please note: Dates and times are subject to change, and occasionally events may be cancelled. Please check the event website to […]

Free

Stars ‘n S’mores!

UWM Manfred Olson Planetarium 1900 E Kenwood Blvd #139, Milwaukee, WI, United States

Join the UWM Planetarium for our popular annual event, Stars & S’mores! Enjoy eating delicious s’mores and relax outside while gazing at summer constellations and the moon through our telescopes. S’mores kits are free (one per person while supplies last). We will also offer free planetarium shows every 15-20 minutes. This event is open to […]

Free

Event Series Sunday Family Fun Day!

Sunday Family Fun Day!

Northwestern Mutual Community Park 639 E. Summerfest Place, Milwaukee, WI, United States

August 6, 2023 at 10:00am - 4:00pm & September 17 at 2023, 10:00am - 4:00pm The UWM Planetarium is excited to participate in the 2023 Sunday Family Fun Day event series on August 6 and September 17, 2023, from 10am to 4pm at the Northwestern Mutual Community Park. The events are free and will feature a […]

Free

Centennial Party at the UWM Manfred Olson Planetarium

UWM Manfred Olson Planetarium 1900 E Kenwood Blvd #139, Milwaukee, WI, United States

  Join us in celebrating the 100th anniversary of the invention of the planetarium! Bring family and friends to enjoy cake, indoor stargazing shows, and outdoor telescopes to observe the Moon and other astronomical objects. Shows will run every half hour and highlight the legacy of the planetarium in reconnecting us to the cosmos. This […]

Free

Event Series UWM Planetarium Autumn-Winter 2023

Celestial Celebrations: Jewish Traditions at the UWM Manfred Olson Planetarium

UWM Manfred Olson Planetarium 1900 E Kenwood Blvd #139, Milwaukee, WI, United States

Join us in this live planetarium program as we learn how and why astronomical phenomena influence Hanukkah, the Hebrew calendar, and Jewish observance. Featuring guest speaker Rabbi Joshua Herman, we will explore themes of light, food, music, and traditions that accompany the motion and changing of the seasons. Special offer for MKEwithKids.com readers! For more […]

$5 – $10

Rooftop Stargazing at the UWM Manfred Olson Planetarium

UWM Manfred Olson Planetarium 1900 E Kenwood Blvd #139, Milwaukee, WI, United States

February 16, March 22, April 5 from 8:00–9:00 pm It's Free! Join us on the Skydeck at the UWM Physics building for free public stargazing. Gaze through telescopes at the night sky and view the Moon, planets, star clusters, and other astronomical objects! The Skydeck is located on the 5th floor of the Physics building. Follow […]

Free

Northern Lights at the UWM Manfred Olson Planetarium

UWM Manfred Olson Planetarium 1900 E Kenwood Blvd #139, Milwaukee, WI, United States

  March 23, 30, April 6, 13, 20 from 2:00pm - 3:00pm at the UWM Planetarium 900 E Kenwood Blvd Milwaukee WI Enjoy the radiance of the night sky and colorful displays of dancing lights with a behind-the-scenes tour of the science behind one of nature’s most remarkable light shows. The program will include an […]

$20 – $60