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Mars: The Ultimate Voyage

Mars: The Ultimate Voyage

Mars:  The Ultimate Voyage

We invite you to explore the question—what will it take to get astronauts to Mars—and back—safely? This dynamic, animated experience highlights real NASA research and initiatives that are preparing the next generation of astronauts to travel to Mars. It illuminates how creativity, collaboration, communication, and expertise in a diverse number of fields are key for the success of deep space travel—while also inspiring the next generation of STEM professionals!

April Public Shows: 

Note that these are in-person programs. Masks are suggested.

  • Tuesday, April 23, 2024        6:00-7:00 PM CDT
  • Tuesday, April 23, 2024        7:30-8:30 PM CDT
  • Thursday, April 25, 2024        6:00-7:00 PM CDT
  • Thursday, April 25, 2024        7:30-8:30 PM CDT

Tickets pricing is $6 per person for Madison city residents and $9 for non-residents.

Tickets can be purchased at the ticket window with CASH ONLY for any shows that are not sold out.

CONCESSIONS now available... fruit snacks and water... all proceeds directly benefit the Planetarium!

The ticket window opens 30 minutes before each show.  Plan to arrive at least 25 minutes prior to show time!

Seating is on a first-come first-served basis.

Can't attend the events?   Pop over to our donation page and support us that way!

Mars PUb Show

Eclipse Glasses for Sale!

Image shows a Sun shape made with eclipse glasses

Be safe, order a pair for everyone in the family!


Be prepared to look at the October 14, 2023 and the April 8, 2024 Solar eclipses!

Did you know the sun is a great object to look at any day... sometimes its sunspots are so large that you can see them with just your eyes (protected with these amazing eclipse glasses, of course) from our spaceship Earth at more than 93,000,000 miles away.

Glasses purchased must be picked up at the planetarium by appointment or at any of our public events.   Cost is $5 per pair with all proceeds directly benefiting the planetarium.  Send an email to the planetarium to arrange for a pickup time.

Cash or check is our preferred method of payment but payment through our online store is possible, if you have to use a credit card.

Buy a pair for yourself, every family member, as a gift, or simply donate the purchase so that we can provide safe eclipse glasses to others in our community.

Additional donations welcomed!!