The Daniel M. Soref Dome Theater & Planetarium

Comet Show at Planetarium

Enjoy a unique visual experience at the Daniel M. Soref Planetarium and Dome Theater!

Take in an awe-inspiring 23-minute Planetarium program or a magnificent 45-minute giant screen film. A free Planetarium program is ALWAYS included with general admission or membership!

For additional information, such as showtimes and prices, see what’s playing.

Total Solar Eclipse Tour - April 2024

April 5 to April 9, 2024

The Milwaukee Public Museum will take a five-day, four-night total solar eclipse trip to San Antonio, Texas from April 5 to April 9, 2024.

The apex of this southern excursion will be nearly four minutes and 30 seconds of totality on Monday, April 8, 2024. Join us as we embrace the Moon’s shadow and gaze at a stunning, gorgeous, and ghostly Sun! We will have telescopes, viewing glasses, and fun projected observing tools available. We will do all we can to make this rare sky sight the best experience possible.

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About the Dome Theater

With crystal clear images on a six-story-tall screen and wraparound digital surround sound, watching a show in the Dome Theater transports you into the center of the action -- be it climbing the daunting heights of Everest, cruising the skies on the back of a pterosaur, or experiencing the weightlessness of space.

Planetarium Programs

MPM's Planetarium is Wisconsin's largest and most modern, and is the first Planetarium in the world to debut a Digistar 6 computer projection system that fills the entire Dome Theater with stunning 3D animations, creating an immersive astronomy experience. You'll see breathtaking vistas of the night sky, planets, the Milky Way, and distant wonders of the universe.