• Laser Shows
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  • Laser Floyd
  • Laser Shows
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SkyWatch

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 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: Feb. 17, March 24, April 28, and May 19.

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


Galactic Odyssey!

Laser Galactic Odyssey

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.

See Galactic Odyssey Showtimes

 

Laser Queen

Laser Queen

Freddie Mercury may be gone, but the Queen saga lives on! The rock will be loud, emotions high, and LASER light bright when we play all the sing-along hits: "Crazy Little Thing Called Love," "Under Pressure," "Another One Bites the Dust," and of course "Bohemian Rhapsody".

See Laser Queen Showtimes

 

The Vision Bell: The Best of Laser Floyd

Laser Pink 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

 

Foo Fighters!

Laser Foo Fighters

Alternative Rock, Post-Grunge, Hard Rock, however you want to categorize them, the Foo Fighters fill arenas and melt faces. Fronted by Dave Grohl, previously known as the powerhouse drummer for Nirvana, Foo Fighters brilliantly combine melody and punk energy to create their award winning sound. Laser Foo Fighters captures the power and intensity of a concert and pours it on to the dome in spectacular laser light.

See Foo Fighters Showtimes

 

Laser Daft Punk

Laser Daft Punk

The duo has added a new member to their electronic-house band: LASERS! Get into the beat as we synergize Daft Punk music with modern photons to create our own synthpop movement. You'll hear, and SEE, hits from all three eras – Homework, Discovery, and Human After All – including "Da Funk," "Digital Love," "One More Time," and more.

See Laser Daft Punk Showtimes

 

Laser Floyd

Laser Floyd

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!

See Midnight Floyd Showtimes

 

Our New System

Our new laser 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.

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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