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 matinees are presented daily. On Fridays and Saturdays, you can also catch a laser show at the end of your visit (5 pm on Fridays; 7 pm on Saturdays).
Late-night laser shows will be presented after monthly 21+ Nights at 10 pm, 11 pm, and Midnight. Upcoming dates are: April 15, May 20, and June 17.
Groups of 15 or more receive a special discount to Laser Shows. Call for details.
Take a trip back to the 80s with Laser Journey! Take a musical voyage through 3D effects and laser lights while rocking out to the best of Journey. Lighters are not permitted, but donít stop believing in the power to get up and dance.
A Buhl Planetarium classic! Our Laser Floyd offerings include a mix of Pink Floyd albums 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!
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!
This Grammy award-winning duo has played with world-class artists such as Radiohead, The Flaming Lips, Beck, and Paul McCartney. Now, Laser MGMT comes to the Buhl Planetarium dome in dazzling laser light. The show features a selection of songs from each of their albums and explores the depths of their imagery.
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.
Groups of 15 or more receive a special discount to Laser Shows. Go to our group pricing page for more information.