Buhl Planetarium 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
Nonmembers $8 for one show; or $5 as an add-on to General Admission (discounted price reflected at checkout when bundled with an online General Admission ticket)
Laser matinees are presented daily. Groups of 15 or more receive a special discount to Laser Shows. Call 412.237.3400 for details at least two weeks in advance to receive the discount.
Please arrive 10 minutes prior to the show as the show begins promptly at the start time. To ensure a quality experience for our guests, we do not allow late entries.
Upcoming Laser Show Schedule:
Laser David Bowie
Wed., Sept. 7 – Mon., Oct. 10
Mon.–Sun., 2 pm
L-L-Lasers! Turn and face the strange as we celebrate the music of David Bowie. There’s a starman waiting in a sky full of lasers, fog, and spectacular spaceflights.
About our system
The 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.
The laser projection system is also “green.” The 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.