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Buhl Planetarium Laser Shows

Buhl Planetarium will close for renovations Mon., Aug. 24. through early November. Stay tuned for a reopening date and more details!


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.

For your safety, seating capacity is limited in the BodyStage, Works Theater, and Buhl Planetarium. Seats and armrests will be sanitized between each show. As you plan your visit to the Science Center, please review the Reopening Plan and Guidelines and FAQ pages for information about timed ticketing, safety guidelines, and cleaning procedures.


Members $2 per show
Nonmembers $8 for one show; add a second laser show for just $5

Laser matinees are presented daily. Check our calendar for show times.

Groups of 15 or more receive a special discount to Laser Shows. Call 412.237.3400 for details.


Now showing

Laser Galactic Odyssey

Laser Galactic Odyssey

Sun.–Thurs. at 2:30 pm

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.

 


Laser Queen

Laser Queen

Fri.–Sat. at 2:30 pm

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”.


Other Laser Shows

Aside from our daily laser shows, Buhl Planetarium occasionally offers other laser shows on evenings and weekends. Check our calendar to see each date’s shows.

Groups of 15 or more receive a special discount to laser shows. Visit our group pricing page for more information.

Silhouette of the Beatles from Help! created with lasers

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!


Stranger Things logo with swirling lasers in the background

Laser Stranger Things

Take a trip to the upside-down in the safety of the dome! Experience the ’80s tunes and soundscapes from the show reinterpreted in vibrant laser light. (Eggos not included.)


Laser EDM

Lasers and electronic music – they were made for each other! Lose yourself in the immersive experience of pulsing beats and synchronized lights unique to our planetarium. With artists like Tiesto, Deadmau5, Skrillex, Avicii, and the Chemical Brothers, this live full-dome show will have you singing, “Untz, untz, untz…” all the way home.


Laser Prince

Let’s go crazy – with laser lights! A laser tribute to one of the greatest musical artists of all time, Laser Prince features the Purple One’s hottest hits, paired with a kaleidoscope of colors and imagery. Bring your raspberry beret, and get ready for an evening of funk, rock, pop, and purple.


Laser Led Zeppelin

Follow the stairway to Buhl Planetarium! Experience the iconic rock band’s classic songs set to mind-blowing lasers, including “Stairway to Heaven” and “The Battle of Evermore.”


Laser Floyd

Laser Dark Side of the Moon

The greatest gig in the planetarium! Enjoy the favorites of Pink Floyd’s classic album Dark Side of the Moon, as laser liquid skies and digital imagery send you on a Floyd experience like you’ve never had before.

Please Note: Show contains adult language and themes.


Laser Pink Floyd

The Best of Laser Floyd

Experience Pink Floyd in a show as vibrant and diverse as their entire discography. It features selections from a variety of their hit albums including Wish You Were Here, A Momentary Lapse of Reason, The Wall, and Dark Side of the Moon. The Best of Laser Floyd captures the many flavors of Pink Floyd and displays them in a rich and engrossing feast for the eyes and the ears, sure to leave any Floyd fan satisfied!

Please Note: Show contains adult language and themes.


Laser Floyd – The Wall

Midnight Floyd: The Wall

Rock’s greatest opera comes to life in lasers. You’ll want to “Run Like Hell” to this show, as this fan-favorite takes the band’s surreal storyline and transforms it into a laser world around you.

Please Note: Show contains adult language and themes.


About our 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.

Buhl Planetarium Laser Shows

Buhl Planetarium will close for renovations Mon., Aug. 24. through early November. Stay tuned for a reopening date and more details!


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.

For your safety, seating capacity is limited in the BodyStage, Works Theater, and Buhl Planetarium. Seats and armrests will be sanitized between each show. As you plan your visit to the Science Center, please review the Reopening Plan and Guidelines and FAQ pages for information about timed ticketing, safety guidelines, and cleaning procedures.


Members $2 per show
Nonmembers $8 for one show; add a second laser show for just $5

Laser matinees are presented daily. Check our calendar for show times.

Groups of 15 or more receive a special discount to Laser Shows. Call 412.237.3400 for details.


Now showing

Laser Galactic Odyssey

Laser Galactic Odyssey

Sun.–Thurs. at 2:30 pm

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.

 


Laser Queen

Laser Queen

Fri.–Sat. at 2:30 pm

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”.


Other Laser Shows

Aside from our daily laser shows, Buhl Planetarium occasionally offers other laser shows on evenings and weekends. Check our calendar to see each date’s shows.

Groups of 15 or more receive a special discount to laser shows. Visit our group pricing page for more information.

Silhouette of the Beatles from Help! created with lasers

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!


Stranger Things logo with swirling lasers in the background

Laser Stranger Things

Take a trip to the upside-down in the safety of the dome! Experience the ’80s tunes and soundscapes from the show reinterpreted in vibrant laser light. (Eggos not included.)


Laser EDM

Lasers and electronic music – they were made for each other! Lose yourself in the immersive experience of pulsing beats and synchronized lights unique to our planetarium. With artists like Tiesto, Deadmau5, Skrillex, Avicii, and the Chemical Brothers, this live full-dome show will have you singing, “Untz, untz, untz…” all the way home.


Laser Prince

Let’s go crazy – with laser lights! A laser tribute to one of the greatest musical artists of all time, Laser Prince features the Purple One’s hottest hits, paired with a kaleidoscope of colors and imagery. Bring your raspberry beret, and get ready for an evening of funk, rock, pop, and purple.


Laser Led Zeppelin

Follow the stairway to Buhl Planetarium! Experience the iconic rock band’s classic songs set to mind-blowing lasers, including “Stairway to Heaven” and “The Battle of Evermore.”


Laser Floyd

Laser Dark Side of the Moon

The greatest gig in the planetarium! Enjoy the favorites of Pink Floyd’s classic album Dark Side of the Moon, as laser liquid skies and digital imagery send you on a Floyd experience like you’ve never had before.

Please Note: Show contains adult language and themes.


Laser Pink Floyd

The Best of Laser Floyd

Experience Pink Floyd in a show as vibrant and diverse as their entire discography. It features selections from a variety of their hit albums including Wish You Were Here, A Momentary Lapse of Reason, The Wall, and Dark Side of the Moon. The Best of Laser Floyd captures the many flavors of Pink Floyd and displays them in a rich and engrossing feast for the eyes and the ears, sure to leave any Floyd fan satisfied!

Please Note: Show contains adult language and themes.


Laser Floyd – The Wall

Midnight Floyd: The Wall

Rock’s greatest opera comes to life in lasers. You’ll want to “Run Like Hell” to this show, as this fan-favorite takes the band’s surreal storyline and transforms it into a laser world around you.

Please Note: Show contains adult language and themes.


About our 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.

Floyd & Friends Laser Show Marathon
Floyd & Friends Laser Show Marathon