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 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."
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!"
Need your classic rock fix? Then bring your air guitar skills as we rock out with Jimmy Page, Robert Plant and the rest of the English superstar band aboard their Starship. There will be loads of stars, lasers, and insane dome visuals that will make you think you're moving!
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.
Joe Perry or Slash? Steven Tyler or Axl Rose? Aerosmith or Guns n' Roses? Think you have to choose? Dream On! Two of the greatest hard rock bands of all time team up in this sizzling laser shootout. Feast your eyes – and ears – on your favorite solos and riffs from rock staples like Paradise City, Walk This Way, Sweet Child o' Mine, and more!
Looking for more great music, special effects, lasers n' stuff? Lasermau5 is a new show featuring music from EDM's biggest act. Our booming sound system and state-of-the-art laser and lighting effects will have your mind spinning with Deadmau5 hit singles like "I Remember", Ghosts N' Stuff" and "Raise Your Weapon." Get ready to dance to this playlist of incredible mau5terpieces!
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.