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: $6 per show
Nonmembers: $7 per show
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 Holiday Magic
Nov. 24–Jan. 1
Daily at 2 pm Fridays–Sundays:
Fri., Nov. 24–Sat., Dec. 30
Enjoy the magic of the holiday season with a festive laser celebration that’s perfect for the whole family. This show features traditional and contemporary versions of beloved holiday tunes. Sing along while vibrant animations and gorgeous abstracts dance above your heads! Be lifted away from the hustle and bustle and share this one-of-a-kind experience with loved ones.
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.