The Daniel M. Soref Planetarium 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 with limited capacity.
Enjoy three unique visual experiences at the first venue in the world to debut Digistar 6 technology!
Take in an awe-inspiring Planetarium program, a thrilling 3D show, or a magnificent giant screen show. A free Planetarium program is ALWAYS included with general admission or membership!
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.
Standard and 3D Shows
A truly immersive adventure awaits under our six-story hemispheric dome. Dive into an undersea world to see incredible creatures, travel to the time of dinosaurs, or trek through the remote jungles of Africa without leaving your seat! Technically advanced and visually stunning, you'll be spellbound by the force and beauty of a 3D or giant screen film at the Dome Theater.
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.