Shows are hourly on the half hour and include:

  • A 25 minute dark sky Planetarium Show* in the Orthwein StarBay.
  • A self-guided tour of the *Boeing Space Station to Learn about living and working in space after the show.

*All Boeing Space Station exhibit areas are closed during the dark sky Planetarium Shows. Guests will be asked to gather in the Orthwein StarBay during this time.

Schedule

Fall and Winter Schedule

 

10:30 AM

11:30 AM

12:30 PM

1:30 PM

2:30 PM 3:30 PM
Monday

The Little Star that Could

Live Sky Tonight Change Your Latitude Live Sky Tonight Mr. Hubble's Universe  
Tuesday

Moon Rock

Live Sky Tonight Change Your Latitude Live Sky Tonight Mr. Hubble's Universe  
Wednesday

The Little Star that Could

Live Sky Tonight Change Your Latitude Live Sky Tonight Mr. Hubble's Universe  
Thursday

Moon Rock

Live Sky Tonight Change Your Latitude Live Sky Tonight Mr. Hubble's Universe  
Friday

The Little Star that Could

Live Sky Tonight Change Your Latitude Live Sky Tonight Mr. Hubble's Universe  
Saturday

Moon Rock

Live Sky Tonight Change Your Latitude Live Sky Tonight Mr. Hubble's Universe Live Sky Tonight
Sunday

 

  Change Your Latitude Live Sky Tonight Mr. Hubble's Universe Live Sky Tonight

Shows are subject to change. Please call ahead to confirm show availability during the times listed.

For reservations: 800.456.SLSC x4424 or 314.289.4424

Planetarium Show Prices

Members: FREE
Non-Members
Adults: $6
Children and Seniors: $5
Military: $4

Show Descriptions

Change Your Latitude

The continual parade of stars through the seasons is familiar to most people as the Summer Triangle gives way to winter constellations of Taurus and Orion.  Yet these changes are minor compared to what is seen when traveling further north or south.  “Change Your Latitude” takes you on a journey to see the stars as they appear at the North Pole, and then heads south of the Equator to see constellations that never appear in Saint Louis skies. “Change Your Latitude” and the stars will never look the same.

Teachers: this show is recommended for grades 6 - 12

Moon Rock

"Shake the Planetarium. Do the Moon Rock!” Rock out with second-grader Emily and her rock star friends “The Cosmic Rays” as she learns all about the Moon in this new musical created especially for the James S. McDonnell Planetarium for grades K – 2.

Teachers: This show is recommended for grades K – 2

The Little Star That Could

The story of an "average" star who travels the universe in search of planets. Along the way he makes many discoveries about stars, planets, galaxies and himself. This show is recommended for early childhood age, and is a great show for early childhood groups.

Teachers: this show is recommended for grades K-2.

Mr. Hubble's Universe

The Hubble Space Telescope was named after one of the most influential astronomers of our time, Edwin Hubble. Take a tour of our Universe revealed by Mr. Hubble's Telescope as it unravels the mysteries of the cosmos.

Teachers: This show is recommended for grades 6 - 12.

Live Sky Tonight

Come visit the James S. McDonnell Planetarium for this all live show featuring our Carl Zeiss Mark IX Planetarium projector showing a brilliant simulated night on our 80 foot dome.  In this show we will feature what is currently visible in the night sky including constellations, planets, current Moon phase and any other special astronomical events such as meteor showers or comets, etc.  We will also feature current space exploration such as the rovers on Mars.

Teachers: This show is recommended for all age groups and can be tailored to fit a particular age group.