• We are CLOSED on Thanksgiving Day and Sunday, Nov. 30.

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


Holiday Magic

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.

Songs include:
Most Wonderful Time of the Year - Andy Williams The March - Nutcracker White Christmas - Bing Crosby Russian Dance - Nutcracker

See Holiday Magic Showtimes 

 

Laser Gorillaz

The animated quartet is back. The alternative hip-hop sounds of Gorillaz come to you how you’ve never experienced them before. With stunning new laser graphics and live effects, the beats pulse and the characters come alive in this immersive show. Featuring some of their best known hits, like "Feel Good Inc." and "Clint Eastwood," we DARE you to find a better show.

See Laser Gorillaz Showtimes

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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!

See Midnight Floyd Showtimes 

 

Our New 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.


Laser Daft Punk

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.

See Laser Daft Punk Showtimes

 

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!

See Midnight Floyd Showtimes 

 


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