• Laser Shows
  • Laser Shows
  • Laser Shows
  • Laser Shows
  • Laser Shows
  • Laser Shows

Live Shows

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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 $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.

Currently playing in the Buhl Planetarium

Brief Mysteries of Time

Laser Brief Mysteries of Time

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!

See Brief Mysteries of Time Showtimes


Robot Rock

Experience the brand new Robot Rock laser show, an all-ages compilation featuring songs related to robotics. Among the show's hits are: Major Tom by Peter Schilling, Intergalactic by the Beastie Boys, Technologic by Daft Punk, and several other surprise tunes.

See Robot Rock Showtimes


Laser Journey

Laser Journey

Take a trip back to the 80s with Laser Journey! Take a musical voyage through 3D effects and laser lights while rocking out to the best of Journey. Lighters are not permitted, but donít stop believing in the power to get up and dance.

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Midnight Floyd

Laser Midnight Floyd

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!

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Laser Beatles

Laser Beatles

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!

See Laser Beatles Showtimes


Laser MGMT

Laser MGMT

This Grammy award-winning duo has played with world-class artists such as Radiohead, The Flaming Lips, Beck, and Paul McCartney. Now, Laser MGMT comes to the Buhl Planetarium dome in dazzling laser light. The show features a selection of songs from each of their albums and explores the depths of their imagery.

See Laser MGMT Showtimes


Laser Sublime

Laser Sublime

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!

See Laser Sublime Showtimes


Our New System

Our new laser system

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.

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