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7:26 PM, Mar. 22, 2013  |  Comments
Barlow Planetarium
Barlow Planetarium
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Day Trip: Barlo Planetarium

The Barlow Planetarium, located on the campus of University of Wisconsin-Fox Valley, 1478 Midway Road, Menasha, offers educational programs as well as entertainment for the public.

The planetarium offers public programming all week, except on Mondays. Shows are geared toward either families with young children or toward older students and adults with an interest in astronomy.

Wisconsin Skies programs are designed for those who want the most in-depth astronomy information possible. Each show ends with a tour of the current nighttime sky.

Cost is $7 for adults, $6 for students between the ages of 13 and 18 and $5 for children between the ages of 3 and 12. $6 for College students with an ID pay $6 and seniors 60 and over pay $5.

More info and hours: (920) 832-2848 or www.uwfox.uwc.edu/barlow.

To view a video about the planetarium or other Wisconsin Day Trips, visit wisconsinoutdoorfun.com.

Email suggestions for a future Day Trips installment to Brian Otten at botten@wisconsinoutdoorfun.com.

NYC's Met museum to open every day

New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art will be open to the public 7 days a week starting July 1.

The museum is now closed on Mondays, except on holidays that fall on a Monday.

Also on July 1, the museum's opening time will be changed to 10 a.m., from the current 9:30 a.m.

The changes also apply to The Cloisters, the Met's museum of medieval art and architecture in Fort Tryon Park, in northern Manhattan.

Director Thomas Campbell says the decision was made to make the Met "accessible whenever visitors have the urge to experience this great museum."

The Met had a record 6.28 million visitors last year.

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