Directions and Parking

There is no free parking on campus. Please allow extra time to park when you visit.

The Manfred Olson Planetarium is located inside the UW-Milwaukee Physics building at:

1900 E Kenwood Blvd
Milwaukee, WI, 53211

Find us using Google Maps. Note that the number on the building (1964) is the year it was built, not the address.

Enter the main entrance to the Physics building on Kenwood Blvd. Walk straight to the end of the building, where the planetarium doors will be on your right.

Enter the wheelchair-accessible entrance using the path between the Physics building and EMS building off Cramer St. Enter the Physics building on your right; once inside, the planetarium doors will be to your left.

 


Parking

Park in the Sciences parking lot on Kenwood Blvd just west of the Physics building and the planetarium. Purchase a parking ticket from one of the booths by entering your license plate number and the amount of time you plan to be parked. The booth accepts cash, Visa, and Mastercard. You can also pay using the Parkmobile smartphone app. For more information about parking on the UWM campus, visit Transportation Services.

Free 1- or 2-hour street parking is sometimes available on Murray St and Cramer St south of Kenwood Blvd. Be sure to read the street signs for specific restrictions. Parking rules on campus are always enforced.


Driving Directions

From the West:
Take I-94 East and merge onto I-43 North. Take exit 74 towards Locust St, merge onto N 7th St, and turn right onto Locust St. Continue on Locust St until you get to Oakland Ave and make a left; two blocks later turn right onto Kenwood Blvd. Once on Kenwood Blvd drive a block and a half; the UWM Physics building will be on your left. Continue a few more feet and on your left will be the parking lot entrance.

From the North:
Take I-43 South. Take exit 74 towards Locust St, merge onto N 8th St, and turn left at Locust St. Continue on Locust St until you get to Oakland Ave and make a left; two blocks later turn right onto Kenwood Blvd. Once on Kenwood Blvd drive a block and a half; the UWM Physics building will be on your left. Continue a few more feet and on your left will be the parking lot entrance.

From the South:
Take I-43 North. Take exit 74 towards Locust St, merge onto N 7th St, and turn right onto Locust St. Continue on Locust St until you get to Oakland Ave and make a left; two blocks later turn right onto Kenwood Blvd. Once on Kenwood Blvd drive a block and a half; the UWM Physics building will be on your left. Continue a few more feet and on your left will be the parking lot entrance.