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

 

  10:30am 11:30am 12:30pm 1:30pm 2:30pm 3:30pm
Mon. Little Star That Could Live Sky Tonight Live Sky: Southern Stars Live Sky Tonight Live Sky: Southern Stars Live Sky Tonight
Tues. Little Star That Could Live Sky Tonight Live Sky: Southern Stars Live Sky Tonight Live Sky: Southern Stars Live Sky Tonight
Wed. Little Star That Could Live Sky Tonight Live Sky: Southern Stars Live Sky Tonight Live Sky: Southern Stars Live Sky Tonight
Thurs. Little Star That Could Live Sky Tonight Live Sky: Southern Stars Live Sky Tonight Live Sky: Southern Stars Live Sky Tonight
Fri. Little Star That Could Live Sky Tonight Live Sky: Southern Stars Live Sky Tonight Live Sky: Southern Stars Live Sky Tonight
Sat. Little Star That Could Live Sky Tonight Live Sky: Southern Stars Live Sky Tonight Live Sky: Southern Stars Live Sky Tonight
Sun.     Live Sky: Southern Stars Live Sky Tonight Live Sky: Southern Stars 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

Live Sky: The Constellations

Constellations are what we use to organize the sky, they help us locate the objects of interest to astronomy and they provide us a way to travel back in time to explore the ancient people who named them.  For ancient astronomers the constellations were not only the products of scientific pursuits but often times also served as a means to understand their world and their very existence.  Cultures around the world developed rich traditions seeped in astronomy that included their own interpretation of the constellations.  Join us for this live presentation as we explore all about the constellations in our night skies.

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.

Click here for the trailer. 

Find out more about Feeling the Stars (a version of The Little Star That Could adapted for children who are blind or have low vision), visit our blog

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

Live Sky: Southern Stars

The continual parade of stars through the seasons is familiar to most of us in the Northern hemisphere as the Summer Triangle gives way to the winter constellations of Taurus and Orion.  Yet these changes are minor compared to what is seen when traveling further north or south.  “Live Sky: Southern Stars” takes you on a quick trip 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.

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.