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
Non-members $8 for one show; add a second laser show or an Omnimax movie for just $5
Laser shows are presented most Friday and Saturday nights; some are shown in matinees.
Groups of 15 or more receive a special discount to Laser Shows. Call for details.
You don't have to fight for your right... the party is here! Featuring our booming sound system and songs like "Girls," "Intergalactic," and "Sabotage," this show is sure to get your body movin'.
Lasers and electronic music... they were made for each other. Lose yourself in the immersive experience of pulsing beats and synchronized lights unique to this venue. With artists like Tiesto, Deadmau5, Skrillex, Avicii, and the Chemical Brothers, this live full dome show will be one to remember.
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!
Experience the heart of the American spirit with melodies and song from various American artists like John Fogerty, Garth Brooks, and John Cougar Mellencamp.
Get ready to rock – laser style! AC/DC hits, including "You Shook Me All Night Long," and "Highway to Hell," are paired with awesome 3D atmospheric effects from high-powered laser projectors.
Do you ever ask yourself what is "time"? Learn about the science behind time, and our cultural perceptions of time, in this awesome LASER light show. Explore black holes, worm holes, the speed of light, and the possibilities of time travel. Entertaining songs keep the mood light. Time is sure to fly when you're having this much fun with the entire family!
Love Michael Jackson? "Don't stop till you get enough"... with our newest, family-friendly Michael Jackson laser show. Filled with vibrant laser colors and the late singer's greatest hits, the King of Pop comes alive once more with "ABC," "Beat It," "Billie Jean," and more. Come check it out for just $8 ($2 for members!), or pair it with another laser show for a Double Feature Laser price of $13. It's "easy as 1, 2, 3!"
A Buhl Planetarium classic! Midnight Floyd features a different mix of Pink Floyd albums every week, with songs from Dark Side of the Moon, The Wall and more. You may have seen Floyd in recent decades, but never like this! LASER liquid skies and full dome digital imagery will have you immersed in a Floyd experience like you've never had before!
Experience Pink Floyd in a show as vibrant and diverse as their entire discography. Featuring selections from many of their hit albums (including Wish You Were Here, A Momentary Lapse of Reason, The Wall, and Animals), Welcome to the Machine 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!
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.
Laser shows are presented most Friday and Saturday nights as well as daily matinees.
Groups of 15 or more receive a special discount to Laser Shows. Go to our group pricing page for more information.