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.
Experience the magic of the holiday season with a little science at this magical holiday laser show perfect for the whole family. Featuring traditional holiday tunes from across generations to contemporary artists performing their personal favorites, this matinee laser show is guaranteed to be a hit with all ages.
Most Wonderful Time of the Year - Andy Williams The March - Nutcracker White Christmas - Bing Crosby Russian Dance - Nutcracker
Revisit pop's golden age with our new show, Laser Pop Rox! See if you can still remember your dance routines to all your favorites, including hits by N*SYNC, Britney Spears, and the Backstreet Boys. Revel in nostalgia and relive memories – or create new ones – with this unique laser experience!
Bieber Fever hits the dome! Shining the magic light on one of the biggest pop music icons of the day: Justin Bieber! Brilliant laser effects choreographed to his top hits will transform the dome into... The Bieber Dome! Be part of this extraordinary experience.
Worried about "Doin' Time" in the "Jailhouse" because life is heading the "Wrong Way"? Well, don't worry if you enjoy Ska Punk music because we have your "40 Oz to Freedom" in the form of LASERS. Come get high on light!
The duo has added a new member to their electronic-house band: LASERS! Get into the beat as we synergize Daft Punk music with modern photons to create our own synthpop movement. You'll hear, and SEE, hits from all three eras – Homework, Discovery, and Human After All – including "Da Funk," "Digital Love," "One More Time," and more.
Experience the music from one of the most enchanting films of all times with lasers! The songs from The Wizard of Oz have been family classics for decades. Now they're the soundtrack for a spectacular live laser light show. The set list includes favorites like "Over the Rainbow," "Follow the Yellow Brick Road," and "Ding Dong the Witch is Dead."
Drift along post-electro landscapes while witnessing a head on collision with robotic breakbeats as tightly wound Dubstep samples uncurl, slicing through a fusion of vocals and instrumentation when elements of sub bass suddenly lurch and pulsate through the air. His name is Skrillex and he has won countless awards, including three Grammys with a nomination for Best New Artist. Now Carnegie Science Center brings you Laser SkrillStep with searing colors and imagery all created by our team of world class laser artists. See, Hear, and Feel Laser SkrillStep!
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!
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.