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Experience the wonders of the cosmos and the beauty of the night sky in our awe-inspiring planetarium dome. Our live programs offer something for everyone: a fun night out, an inspiring field trip, a birthday party destination, and a venue to learn more about our place in the universe.
You can choose to join us for a scheduled public event or book a program for a private group. Both types of events can be in-person or virtual. For more information, click on the button below that interests you.
If you’re ready to attend a public event, visit University Tickets to conveniently make your purchase on our secure website. Please note the date and time of each event in the list to make sure that you are selecting the event of your choice.
If you are a UWM student, UWM faculty/staff, or UWM Planetarium member, be sure to login on the site before making your purchase. This will allow you to access any ticketing benefits to which you are entitled.
Map & Directions
Campus Location & Parking
The Manfred Olson Planetarium is located inside the UW-Milwaukee Physics building:
1900 E Kenwood Blvd
Milwaukee, WI, 53211
The main entrance to the Physics building is on Kenwood Blvd.
There is one wheelchair-accessible entrance via the path between the Physics building and EMS building off Cramer St. (See graphic above.)
There is no free parking on campus. Please allow extra time to park when you visit.
1 hour street parking and 2 hour metered parking is available on nearby cross streets. Be sure to read the street signs for restrictions. The most convenient streets include: Kenwood Blvd., Maryland Ave., Frederick Ave., Murray Ave., and Farewell Ave.
Cunningham Lot parking is available for purchase just north of the Physics building. The entrance is at the corner of Cramer and Hartford. The Sciences Lot to the west of the Physics building is closed due to construction. Payment for parking spots can be done by using the Parkmobile smartphone app or pay stations located on the perimeter of the lot. Purchase a parking ticket from one of the booths by entering your license plate number and the amount of time you will be parked. The booth accepts cash, Visa, and Mastercard.
For additional information, please visit Transportation Services.
The Green Line and 66 bus routes have stops near the Physics building. Other nearby routes with on-campus stops are the Red Line, Gold Line, 22, and 30. For more info see the MCTS website.