Now Showing: Planetarium Programs & Dome Theater Films

The Daniel M. Soref Planetarium & Dome Theater is now open!

One Planetarium program is included with your Museum admission. At this time, programs cannot be reserved in advance and are first-come, first-served. 

Giant-screen films are sold separately from Museum admission and can be reserved online, by phone, or in-person. Members $5, non-members $6. Sustainer+ members can reserve for free, but must call 414-278-2728 or visit MPM.

Daily Show Schedule

Show Schedule for November 1, 2022 through February 10, 2023

10:15 a.m. Wisconsin Stargazing
11:00 a.m. Volcanoes
12:00 p.m. The Solar System Show
12:45 p.m. Turtle Odyssey
2:00 p.m. Wisconsin Stargazing
2:45 p.m. Volcanoes
3:45 p.m. The Solar System Show
4:30 p.m. Turtle Odyssey

Now Showing
Turtle OdysseyTurtle Odyssey - Giant Film

Turtle Odyssey tells the heartwarming story of one tiny sea turtle’s big adventure! Based in Australia and narrated by Russell Crowe, Turtle Odyssey explores the unique lifecycle of an Australian green sea turtle named Bunji and her incredible journey across the open ocean.

October 3, 2022 - February 10, 2023
Showtimes at 12:45 p.m. and 4:30 p.m.

Tickets  Watch the Trailer



Wisconsin stargazingWisconsin Stargazing - Planetarium Program

Take a live tour of the current Wisconsin night sky in this 22-minute guided Planetarium program. A lively astronomy educator will show you all of the current sights on a clear dome “sky,” such as planets, constellations, meteors, and other fun celestial phenomena. The program includes a cosmic Q&A session and requests from the audience.

Showtimes at 10:15 a.m. and 2:00 p.m.





Spooky SpaceThe Solar System Show

Looking to explore planets, the blistering sun, mysterious moons, crazy comets, and amazing asteroids? Join our gang of smart, wacky reporters and all their investigations in this Planetarium program! We promise planetary fun for everyone. Audience participation may be required!

November 1, 2022 - February 10, 2023
Showtimes at 12:00 p.m. and 3:45 p.m.





Earth is a planet born of fire. For billions of years, volcanoes have helped create the world we know. With more than 500 active volcanoes, Earth is bursting at the seams with these forces of mass construction! The story of volcanoes is the story of us. Dodge boulders at the edge of an active volcano in Indonesia, descend a lava lake in Vanuatu, and visit incredible mineral deposits in Ethiopia. Travel across the globe to see the archaeological ghost town of Pompeii and witness the devastating effects of the Kilauea eruption in Hawaii. You'll be on the edge of your seat as you discover molten worlds and exploding craters in this adrenaline-filled, immersive experience!


October 3, 2022 - February 10, 2023
Showtimes at 11:00 a.m. and 2:45 p.m.