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!
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Members $2 per show
Non-members $8 for one show; add a second laser show 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 musical journey of laser light! Blast off to your favorite interstellar tunes as we fly through space at the speed of light. Fun for all ages.
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!
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!
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!
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.