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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. For after hour laser shows, check out Late Night Lasers.

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.

Filming and live streaming laser shows is prohibited.

Upcoming Laser Show Schedule:

Laser Taylor Swift

Laser Taylor Swift

Thurs., April 4—Fri., May 25
Daily at 2 pm

Fri., April 19—Sun., April 21
Showing at 4 pm

Fri., April 19
Showing every hour 6–9 pm
Rated PG-13

Calling all “Exiles” and “Anti-Heroes”, Laser Taylor Swift sets hits from all of the singer’s eras to dazzling laser lights and effects. The question is…” Are You Ready For It?” Long live the Eras Tour in Buhl Planetarium.

The Lasers of Oz

The Lasers of Oz

Weekends Sat., May 25—Fri., May 31
Fridays—Sundays at 4 pm

Celebrate the 85th Anniversary of the classic film The Wizard of Oz with lasers! The show will take you someone “Over the Rainbow” as you “Follow the Yellow Brick Road” to see the wonderful wizard of Oz. Catch a reimagined production of one of the most popular, enchanting films of all time.

Laser Movie Magic

Laser Movie Magic

Sat., May 25—Fri., May 31
Daily at 2 pm

Travel “Into the Unknown” and “Under Sea” with music of your favorite animated family films set to vibrant laser lights and special effects! The track list includes songs from Frozen, The Lion King, Lilo and Stich, The Little Mermaid, Coco, and Moana. See how far you’ll go in Buhl Planetarium.

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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