EVENTS CALENDAR

Find things to do in Milwaukee today with kids! We’ve scoured the internet for you and put all the best activities in one place. To submit an event for consideration, click here.

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

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

Solar Eclipse Viewing Party at the UWM Manfred Olson Planetarium

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

April 8 from 1:00pm - 3:00pm It's Free! Join us on the Skydeck at the UWM Physics building for free public stargazing.  Experience a partial solar eclipse visible from 1:00 to 3:00pm, with peak visibility at approximately 2:00 pm on April 8, 2024. Special glasses will be available for safely viewing the solar eclipse. Visitors […]

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

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

Prepare for the Solar Eclipse at the UWM Manfred Olson Planetarium

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

April 5 from 7:00pm - 8:00pm Learn the basics of solar eclipses as we explore the intricate dance between the Sun, Moon, and Earth in anticipation of the solar eclipse occurring on April 8, 2024. Director Jean Creighton will discuss the profound impact the study of solar eclipses has had on scientific discoveries and our […]

Free

Laser Show at the UWM Manfred Olson Planetarium

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

March 1, March 8, March 15 , March 23, March 30 from 7:00pm - 8:00pm at the UWM Planetarium 900 E Kenwood Blvd Milwaukee WI Join us for an exhilarating journey through the cosmos! Immerse yourself in a stunning display of laser lights projected onto our planetarium dome and choreographed to your favorite space-themed music. […]

$20 – $60

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

A Night in Jordan at the UWM Manfred Olson Planetarium (Ages 5+)

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

March 27th from 7:00pm - 8:00pm at the UWM Planetarium 900 E Kenwood Blvd Milwaukee WI Experience stars, stories, and cultural perspectives in Jordan. UWM's very own Dr. Ahmad Abdelhadi will talk about his country, culture, and connections to the night sky. Enjoy coffee and treats after the program. The program will include an indoor […]

$20 – $60

Laser Show at the UWM Manfred Olson Planetarium

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

March 1, March 8, March 15 , March 23, March 30 from 7:00pm - 8:00pm at the UWM Planetarium 900 E Kenwood Blvd Milwaukee WI Join us for an exhilarating journey through the cosmos! Immerse yourself in a stunning display of laser lights projected onto our planetarium dome and choreographed to your favorite space-themed music. […]

$20 – $60

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

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

Laser Show at the UWM Manfred Olson Planetarium

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

March 1, March 8, March 15 , March 23, March 30 from 7:00pm - 8:00pm at the UWM Planetarium 900 E Kenwood Blvd Milwaukee WI Join us for an exhilarating journey through the cosmos! Immerse yourself in a stunning display of laser lights projected onto our planetarium dome and choreographed to your favorite space-themed music. […]

$20 – $60

Laser Show at the UWM Manfred Olson Planetarium

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

March 1, March 8, March 15 , March 23, March 30 from 7:00pm - 8:00pm at the UWM Planetarium 900 E Kenwood Blvd Milwaukee WI Join us for an exhilarating journey through the cosmos! Immerse yourself in a stunning display of laser lights projected onto our planetarium dome and choreographed to your favorite space-themed music. […]

$20 – $60

Laser Show at the UWM Manfred Olson Planetarium

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

March 1, March 8, March 15 , March 23, March 30 from 7:00pm - 8:00pm at the UWM Planetarium 900 E Kenwood Blvd Milwaukee WI Join us for an exhilarating journey through the cosmos! Immerse yourself in a stunning display of laser lights projected onto our planetarium dome and choreographed to your favorite space-themed music. […]

$20 – $60

Under African Skies at the UWM Manfred Olson Planetarium

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

Under African Skies February 9 from 7:00pm - 8:00pm / February 16 from 7:00pm - 8:00pm / February 23 from 7:00pm - 8:00pm Experience stars, stories, and cultural perspectives across the expansive African continent. Each Friday from Feb 9 – 23 will feature a different guest speaker who will talk about their country, culture, and […]

$15 – $45

Solar System Expedition at the UWM Manfred Olson Planetarium

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

January 20 from 2:00pm - 3:00pm / January 27 from 2:00pm - 3:00pm / February 3 from 2:00pm - 3:00pm / February 10 from 2:00pm - 3:00pm / February 17 from 2:00pm - 3:00pm Busy on weeknights or need something to do with the kids on the weekend? Our special matinee program takes audiences on […]

$15 – $45

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

Under African Skies at the UWM Manfred Olson Planetarium

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

Under African Skies February 9 from 7:00pm - 8:00pm / February 16 from 7:00pm - 8:00pm / February 23 from 7:00pm - 8:00pm Experience stars, stories, and cultural perspectives across the expansive African continent. Each Friday from Feb 9 – 23 will feature a different guest speaker who will talk about their country, culture, and […]

$15 – $45

Cupid’s Constellations at the UWM Manfred Olson Planetarium

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

Cupid’s Constellations on February 14 from 7:00pm - 8:00pm Be swept away by stunning images of the cosmos as you listen to tales of love, such as the story of Andromeda and Perseus. The program will include an indoor stargazing session of the night sky followed by the opportunity to ask questions. Not recommended for children […]

$15 – $45

Solar System Expedition at the UWM Manfred Olson Planetarium

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

January 20 from 2:00pm - 3:00pm / January 27 from 2:00pm - 3:00pm / February 3 from 2:00pm - 3:00pm / February 10 from 2:00pm - 3:00pm / February 17 from 2:00pm - 3:00pm Busy on weeknights or need something to do with the kids on the weekend? Our special matinee program takes audiences on […]

$15 – $45

Under African Skies at the UWM Manfred Olson Planetarium

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

Under African Skies February 9 from 7:00pm - 8:00pm / February 16 from 7:00pm - 8:00pm / February 23 from 7:00pm - 8:00pm Experience stars, stories, and cultural perspectives across the expansive African continent. Each Friday from Feb 9 – 23 will feature a different guest speaker who will talk about their country, culture, and […]

$15 – $45

Lunar New Year: Year of the Dragon at the UWM Manfred Olson Planetarium

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

Lunar New Year: Year of the Dragon on February 7 from 7:00pm - 8:00pm Learn how the Moon’s cycle determines the Lunar New Year, celebrated worldwide by 2 billion people. Follow Pu Chen through an immersive timeline of the preparation for a traditional Lunar New Year celebration as she presents themes of light, food, music, […]

$15 – $45

Solar System Expedition at the UWM Manfred Olson Planetarium

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

January 20 from 2:00pm - 3:00pm / January 27 from 2:00pm - 3:00pm / February 3 from 2:00pm - 3:00pm / February 10 from 2:00pm - 3:00pm / February 17 from 2:00pm - 3:00pm Busy on weeknights or need something to do with the kids on the weekend? Our special matinee program takes audiences on […]

$15 – $45

Solar System Expedition at the UWM Manfred Olson Planetarium

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

January 20 from 2:00pm - 3:00pm / January 27 from 2:00pm - 3:00pm / February 3 from 2:00pm - 3:00pm / February 10 from 2:00pm - 3:00pm / February 17 from 2:00pm - 3:00pm Busy on weeknights or need something to do with the kids on the weekend? Our special matinee program takes audiences on […]

$15 – $45

Solar System Expedition at the UWM Manfred Olson Planetarium

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

January 20 from 2:00pm - 3:00pm / January 27 from 2:00pm - 3:00pm / February 3 from 2:00pm - 3:00pm / February 10 from 2:00pm - 3:00pm / February 17 from 2:00pm - 3:00pm Busy on weeknights or need something to do with the kids on the weekend? Our special matinee program takes audiences on […]

$15 – $45

Event Series UWM Planetarium Rooftop Stargazing

Rooftop Stargazing at the UWM Manfred Olson Planetarium

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

October 27, 2023 / November 17, 2023 / December 15, 2023 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 […]

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

Event Series UWM Planetarium Rooftop Stargazing

Rooftop Stargazing at the UWM Manfred Olson Planetarium

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

October 27, 2023 / November 17, 2023 / December 15, 2023 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 […]

Free
Event Series UWM Planetarium Autumn-Winter 2023

Milwaukee Shapes The Universe at the UWM Manfred Olson Planetarium

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

Join us as UWM's Dr. Sarah Vigeland describes the recent exciting discovery of low-frequency gravitational waves using pulsar timing arrays. These gravitational waves primarily come from supermassive binary black holes, and their growth and evolution are connected to the growth and evolution of their host galaxies. Milwaukee Shapes the Universe is a series focused on […]

Free

Event Series UWM Planetarium Rooftop Stargazing

Rooftop Stargazing at the UWM Manfred Olson Planetarium

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

October 27, 2023 / November 17, 2023 / December 15, 2023 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 […]

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

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

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