• We will close at 4 pm on Sunday, Nov. 2.

Live Shows


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Laser Shows

This is LIVE! Be dazzled with brilliant colors and rockin' music at the Buhl Planetarium each day when our laserists choreograph sight-n-sound spectacles of full-dome proportions to your favorite music!

Members $2 per show
Non-members $8 for one show; add a second laser show or an Omnimax movie for just $5

Laser shows are presented most Friday and Saturday nights; some are shown in matinees.

Groups of 15 or more receive a special discount to Laser Shows. Call for details.

Currently playing in the Buhl Planetarium


Laser Gorillaz

The animated quartet is back. The alternative hip-hop sounds of Gorillaz come to you how you’ve never experienced them before. With stunning new laser graphics and live effects, the beats pulse and the characters come alive in this immersive show. Featuring some of their best known hits, like "Feel Good Inc." and "Clint Eastwood," we DARE you to find a better show.

See Laser Gorillaz Showtimes

 

Lasermau5

Looking for more great music, special effects, lasers n' stuff? Lasermau5 is a new show featuring music from EDM's biggest act. Our booming sound system and state-of-the-art laser and lighting effects will have your mind spinning with Deadmau5 hit singles like "I Remember", Ghosts N' Stuff" and "Raise Your Weapon." Get ready to dance to this playlist of incredible mau5terpieces!

See Lasermau5 Showtimes

 

The Vision Bell: The Best of Laser Floyd

A Buhl Planetarium classic! Midnight Floyd features a different mix of Pink Floyd albums every week, with songs from Dark Side of the Moon, The Wall and more. You may have seen Floyd in recent decades, but never like this! LASER liquid skies and full dome digital imagery will have you immersed in a Floyd experience like you've never had before!

See The Vision Bell: The Best of Laser Floyd Showtimes

 
8/11/2014 to 11/4/2014

Family Halloween Laser Show

Oct. 11 – Nov. 3
Spooky lasers, eerie darkness, ghoulish tunes, and frightful guests! Get into the Halloween spirit with the Addams Family, the Ghostbusters, and Beetlejuice. Do the Monster Mash, the Time Warp, and your own ghastly dance. Bring the whole family for this chillin' good time!

See Family Laser Halloween Showtimes 

 

HalloScream Laser Show

Oct. 11 – Nov. 3
It's the perfect Halloween set-list for alternative rock fans. Featuring head-bobbing hits and ghoulish graphics, HalloScream is guaranteed to thrill laser show-goers who appreciate music with a bit of edge. Artists include Rob Zombie ("Living Dead Girl"), Nine Inch Nails ("Hurt"), Korn ("Freak on a Leash"), and Marilyn Manson ("Beautiful People"). Halloween just got awesome!

See HalloScream Laser Showtimes

 

Laser Beatles

Nearly 50 years later the British Invasion has landed in Pittsburgh once again! Take the epic journey and follow George, Paul, John, and Ringo all the way from Please Please Me's "Twist and Shout" to Abbey Road's "Octopus' Garden". Prudence, Lucy, and Sgt. Pepper will all be there too. This is a music affair you and the family won't want to miss!

See Laser Beatles Showtimes

 

Brief Mysteries of Time

Do you ever ask yourself what is "time"? Learn about the science behind time, and our cultural perceptions of time, in this awesome LASER light show. Explore black holes, worm holes, the speed of light, and the possibilities of time travel. Entertaining songs keep the mood light. Time is sure to fly when you're having this much fun with the entire family!

See Brief Mysteries of Time Showtimes

 

Laser Michael Jackson

Love Michael Jackson? "Don't stop till you get enough"... with our newest, family-friendly Michael Jackson laser show. Filled with vibrant laser colors and the late singer's greatest hits, the King of Pop comes alive once more with "ABC," "Beat It," "Billie Jean," and more. Come check it out for just $8 ($2 for members!), or pair it with another laser show for a Double Feature Laser price of $13. It's "easy as 1, 2, 3!"

See Laser Michael Jackson Showtimes

 

Midnight Floyd

A Buhl Planetarium classic! Midnight Floyd features a different mix of Pink Floyd albums every week, with songs from Dark Side of the Moon, The Wall and more. You may have seen Floyd in recent decades, but never like this! LASER liquid skies and full dome digital imagery will have you immersed in a Floyd experience like you've never had before!

See Midnight Floyd Showtimes 

 

Our New System

The new projection system features three high powered, solid state, laser projectors – each the size of a ream of paper pictured here – that deliver on-dome visuals and 3D atmospheric effects that fill the air above the audience. Each laser appears many, many times brighter than the old argon gas system. These projectors are built exclusively by Laser Fantasy International, a Seattle-based company.

In addition to stunning new laser light capabilities, the new laser projection system is also "green." The new technology uses less electricity than the Science Center's previous laser system and does not require flowing water to be cooled. The Science Center will save approximately 300,000 gallons of water per year and more than 30,000 kilowatt-hours of electricity – representing about 500,000 pounds of carbon dioxide emissions.

Laser shows are presented most Friday and Saturday nights as well as daily matinees.

Groups of 15 or more receive a special discount to Laser Shows. Go to our group pricing page for more information.




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