Galileo planetarium show


More than 400 years ago, an Italian man named Galileo Galilei arranged two curved pieces of glass in a long cylinder, looked into the night sky and saw the cosmos as no one had ever seen it. With his handmade telescope, Galileo discovered the four largest of Jupiter's moons and made other observations that changed some of humanity's longest-held views of the universe.

"Galileo: The Power of the Telescope" offers a journey back in time to Pisa, Italy, to witness Galileo's earliest experiments with gravity and the laws of motion, share his greatest discoveries and experience how one man can shape the future of science.

This fulldome planetarium show is narrated by Dava Sobel, author of the award-winning biography "Galileo's Daughter," and is an original production of the Daniel M. Soref Planetarium at the Milwaukee Public Museum.

Age recommendation

Recommended for ages 9 and older.

Seasonal schedules

Visiting soon? Check out Morehead's interactive calendar to see what's happening when you'll be here. Just click the date — the interactive calendar is typically up-to-date within one week of today.

Please note that Morehead does not offer all of its shows every day and that exhibits may be closed for maintenance or for classes during some hours.

If you're planning to visit several weeks from today, check out our current schedule of public shows to plan your trip and check the interactive calendar just before your visit to learn about any schedule updates.

Please note that seasonal schedules change four times each year (spring, summer, fall and holiday), and some shows are not offered during every schedule.


School shows

In addition to its public shows, Morehead offers shows during the week especially for school classes and other field trip groups. These school shows do not appear on the seasonal schedule but do appear on Morehead's daily calendar.

If seats are available, the public may purchase tickets to school shows.

However, school groups with reserved seating have first priority on any remaining seats (for example, if extra chaperons attend), so Morehead cannot guarantee that public seats will be available for school shows.