Special Events

Special Events are designed to celebrate special astronomy related events. Some past events included the Transit of Venus 2012, Black Hole Bash 2013, Winter Solstice 2011, and Art in Space.

Celestial Aztec

September 26 @ 6:00 pm8:30 pm


In 1519, the Aztec Empire was the most powerful Mesoamerican Kingdom. Explore the Aztec’s legacy in astronomy and culture under the stars. FREE

6:00 & 7:30 pm: Live Planetarium Programs

7:00-7:30 pm: Performance & Refreshments

Doors Open

September 22 @ 11:00 am5:00 pm

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The Planetarium is featured this weekend for Doors Open Milwaukee. We will be holding 45-minute shows each hour from 11 a.m. until 5 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday. The shows will give you a look at some of the most awe-inspiring objects in space as well as help you understand the night sky around you without any of the city lights to obscure the view.