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Young children will be introduced to the fascinating world of astronomy in a fun, simple and very humorous way, hand in hand with Plato, a young mole. The animated characters and the attractive backdrops of this full dome entertainment show will keep audiences captivated. With Moles, children will learn basic concepts about science while having a great time.
The story revolves around Plato, who lives with his parents deep underground, in a dark burrow full of mystery and surprises. He is a restless, curious and thoughtful creature — fascinated by the light that penetrates the entrance to his home. Sometimes it is lit; sometimes it is dark. Why could that be? Plato desperately wants to see what is out there in the world above. One day he finally gets to see it all! Plato discovers day and night, the Sun and Moon, and the stars!
Our shows are open to the public in the Allen F. Blocher Planetarium. The planetarium is located on the second floor of the Science Building, by the Foucault pendulum, right above the east main entrance. Direct access is obtained through the east entrance.
*Recommended for all families, ages 5-12
Sunday Story Time at 3pm, Planetarium Show at 3:30pm
There is no charge for our public programs, although donations of $1-$2 per attendee will be greatly appreciated to allow us to continue these public programs for our community.
Parking is free on campus for our guests only on Saturdays and Sundays. From Monday-Friday, the UWSP parking lots are enforced 2 am – 7 pm. Please visit this website for more details about parking options, rules, and regulations.
Planetarium programs for groups (schools, scouts, organizations, etc.) can be arranged during our academic year. Call 715-346-2120 or email email@example.com