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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 Symphony of the Stars

Laser Symphony of the Stars

NEW featured show!
Daily, Wed., Feb. 1 – Mon., May 29 | 2 pm

Turn down the house lights and turn up the nostalgia. Dive into the greatest music from iconic movies, theater, and television. From Judy Garland to Andrew Lloyd Webber to John Williams, brilliant laser animation is set to some of the most memorable music of all time.

Laser Taylor Swift

Laser Taylor Swift

Tues., May 30–Mon., Sept. 4
Daily at 2 pm

Mon., June 12–Thurs., June 15
Additional showings at 4 pm

Calling all “Exiles” and “Anti-Heroes!” The Laser Taylor Swift sets hits from all the singer’s eras to dazzling laser lights and special effects. The question is: “Are You Ready For It?” Warm up for the Eras Tour with us! If you didn’t score tickets to her concert, Laser Taylor Swift is the next best thing.

Taylor Swift is one of the biggest pop stars on the planet. With over 200 million records sold, a shelf full of Grammys, and an army of fans, Taylor Swift is an inspiration for generations.

Laser Dark Side of the Moon

Laser Dark Side of the Moon

Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays at 4 pm

In celebration of the 50th anniversary of Pink Floyd’s most celebrated album, join us for lasers and special effects set to some of the band’s greatest hits! Laser Dark Side of the Moon reaches into Pink Floyd’s 1973 masterpiece to create a mind-bending light and sound landscape.

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.

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