The UWM Manfred Olson Planetarium is located in the Physics building on the UW-Milwaukee campus. Our popular $5 Friday Night Shows are open to the public and feature indoor stargazing plus a special topic that changes 5 times a year. We also host many special events–See our Calendar for upcoming events. We also book private programs for Birthday Parties, Schools, and more!

We’re Throwing a Party!

Celebrate the the 50th anniversary of the historic 1969 Apollo Moon landing with an afternoon of activities, fun, food, and music at the UWM Planetarium!

With space travel guest speakers, planetarium shows, and virtual reality inside and a bounce house, food trucks, a live DJ, games and activities, and more outside, there is something for everyone at this FREE event.

See the Lunar Party event page for more information.

Coming Soon! Friday Night Show: Moon to Mars


Fridays, July 5 – 26, 2019  7:00 – 8:00 p.m.   $5

Eventbrite - Moon to Mars
Since 1959, seven nations have sent over 50 spacecraft to the Moon including 6 people who stepped onto another world. What will it take to get us to Mars? Learn about the challenges associated with going to Mars and how we can use what we learned from over 50 years of lunar exploration to get us there. Enjoy indoor stargazing with a tour of the local night sky free of light pollution followed by the opportunity to ask questions of astronomer Jean Creighton.