Public Programs

Take Family Nights Out of This World!

The First Stargazers 

A Fulldome Planetarium Program
$5 per person
Most Friday nights, please see Schedule
For ages 8 and up

Journey back in time to explore how the first stargazers experienced the sky above. Your guide is Nashira, a friendly time traveler who has visited Earth many times before.

Witness the very first stargazer making a Moon calendar out of animal bone 30,000 years ago. Discover the ancient pyramids of Giza and their alignment to the skies.

See stunning digital re-creations of the Parthenon, Alexandria Library, Stonehenge and Abu Simbel Temple and be inspired by the first stargazers who laid down the foundations of modern-day astronomy.

Movie Release Party 

Movie Release Party!
$5 per person
Friday, December 15th
Rated PG     1:45 Duration
    2023 Winner Heartland 'Truly Moving Picture Award'
The film follows the Turtle brothers as they work to earn the love of New York City while facing down an army of mutants.

No food carry-ins allowed to keep theater clean sooo...
Floor safe, $1 snacks available!
- Cold Bottled Water
- Fruit Snacks
- Fresh Gourmet White Kernel Popcorn. (Small $1, Large $2)

Season of Light 

A Fulldome Planetarium 40 minute Program.
$5 per person
Friday Dec 22nd only, please see Schedule
For ages 8 and up

All proceeds go to Marathon County Humane Society.

Light up the cold dark season with a warm and bright holiday show!

Season of Light explores the reasons humans are so fascinated with lighting up our lives during the December holiday season. It's an exploration of the astronomical meanings behind seasonal traditions, including the "Star over Bethlehem".

This presentation traces the history and development of many of the world's most endearing holiday customs, all of which involve lighting up the winter season.

The show also recounts the historical religious and cultural rituals practiced during the time of winter solstice — not only Christian and Jewish, but also Celtic, Nordic, Roman, Irish, Mexican and Hopi. It also takes a look at some of our more light-hearted seasonal traditions: from gift-giving and kissing under the mistletoe, to songs about lords a-leaping and ladies dancing, and the custom of decking the halls with greenery and candles. St. Nicholas, Sinterklaas, Kris Kringle, Father Christmas, and Santa Claus all drop by as well.