Laser Light Shows


Immerse yourself in the music of your favorite artists as their songs come alive in a 360-degree environment of light and sound!
The McDonnell Planetarium’s Laser Show Series fuses music, laser artwork, immersive lighting, and 3D-atmospheric effects to create an unforgettable live experience.

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Lasers will return in October 2021.
Tickets On Sale October 1.


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Laser Show Pricing

This is a paid experience.


Non-Members $10.95
Members $9.95

Parking is included with your ticket to the Laser Show.

Complementary vouchers and membership tickets are not valid for Laser Shows.

Note: Laser light shows feature loud music and flashing lights. These programs are not recommended for those with sensitivity to light or sound.

Upcoming Laser Light Shows

Fri. Oct 22
Sun. Oct 24
Mon. Oct 25
Thu. Oct 28
Fri. Oct 29
Sat. Oct 30
Sun. Oct 31

Friday, October 22

The Beatles Laser Light Show
6:00 pm
LaseRock Laser Light Show
7:30 pm

Sunday, October 24

Queen Laser Light Show
6:00 pm
90s Alternative Laser Light Show
7:30 pm

Monday, October 25

Led Zeppelin Laser Light Show
6:00 pm
Pink Floyd Dark Side of the Moon Laser Light Show
7:30 pm

Thursday, October 28

Genesis Laser Light Show
6:00 pm
Metallica Laser Light Show
7:30 pm

Friday, October 29

Fright Light Laser Light Show
4:30 pm
Pink Floyd Dark Side of the Moon Laser Light Show
6:00 pm
Queen Laser Light Show
7:30 pm

Saturday, October 30

The Beatles Laser Light Show
4:30 pm
Fright Light Laser Light Show
6:00 pm
Grateful Dead Laser Light Show
7:30 pm
Pink Floyd Dark Side of the Moon Laser Light Show
9:00 pm

Sunday, October 31

LaseRock Laser Light Show
6:00 pm
Led Zeppelin Laser Light Show
7:30 pm

Laser Show Playlists

90's Alt Rock

Experience the top alternative rock songs of the 1990’s! Featuring the music of Smashing Pumpkins, the Foo Fighters, Rage Against the Machine, Alice in Chains, and more.

Runtime: 47 minutes

Stabbing Westward Lost
Rage Against the Machine Bulls On Parade
Smashing Pumpkins Zero
Girl Against Boys Park Avenue
Foo Fighters Monkey Wrench
Alice in Chains Would
Garbage Push It
Chris Cornell Sunshower
Gravity Kills Guilty
Stabbing Westward Shame
The Chemical Brothers Block Rockin’ Beats
Rammstein Du Hast
White Zombie More Human Than Human
The Beatles

Take a trip down memory lane with The Fab Four and enjoy favorites such as Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds, Yesterday, Here Comes the Sun, and more. Sing-a-long to these classic songs as you are transported back to a lost time and re-experience the evolution of this musical phenomenon.

Runtime: 45 Minutes

Magical Mystery Tour
I Wanna Hold Your Hand
Twist & Shout
A Hard Day’s Night
Nowhere Man
Octopus’ Garden
Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band
A Day in the Life
Here Comes the Sun
Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds
Strawberry Fields Forever
Get Back
The End
Fright Light

Laser Fright Light is a ghoulish way to celebrate the Halloween season…if you dare! Featuring the music of Michael Jackson, The Who, Alice Cooper and more. Also includes a horror movie medley featuring music from Close Encounters of the Third Kind, Halloween, Insidious, and more.

Runtime: 46 minutes

Michael Jackson Thriller
Blue Oyster Cult Godzilla
N/A Monster Medley
Boris Pickett Monster Mash
Warren Zevon Purple People Eater
The Who Boris the Spider
John Williams Close Encounters of the Third Kind
Will Smith Men in Black
Weird Al Yankovic Attack of the Radioactive Hamsters
Johnathan Coulton Re: Your Brains
Oingo Boingo Dead Man’s Party
Black Sabbath Iron Man
Horror Movie Medley “Theme From Nesferatu, Psycho, Jaws, Halloween, Insidious”
Edgar Winters Group Frankenstein
Charlie Daniels Band Devil Went Down to Georgia
Alice Cooper Feed My Frankenstein

Can you feel it coming? Rock out to your favorite tracks by Phil Collins and Genesis in this laser show! Featuring In the Air Tonight, Sledgehammer, Mama and more.

Runtime: 43 Minutes

Turn It On Again
Invisible Touch
Tonight, Tonight, Tonight
Land of Confusion
Follow You, Follow Me
In The Air Tonight
Grateful Dead

Experience your favorite hits from the Grateful Dead come alive in laser light! Featuring Truckin’, Touch of Gray, Sugar Magnolia, and more.

Runtime: 55 minutes

  • Touch of Grey
  • Fire on the Mountain
  • Truckin’
  • Friend of the Devil
  • Sugar Magnolia
  • Drums/Space
  • Uncle John’s Band
  • Me and My Uncle
  • Scarlet Begonias
  • Ripple
  • One More Saturday Night

Rock on! This classic laser show features the rock hits of David Bowie, ZZ Top, Rush, and more.

Runtime: 43 minutes

Ozzy Osbourne Crazy Train
Foreigner Juke Box Hero
David Bowie Suffragette City
Yes Long Distance Runaround
ZZ Top La Grange
Emerson, Lake & Palmer From the Beginning
Genesis Tonight
Rush YYZ

Ace of Spades
Led Zeppelin

Relive the psychedelic and rock hits of Led Zeppelin accompanied with out-of-this-world laser and lighting effects. Featuring their greatest hits like Whole Lotta Love, Immigrant Song, Stairway to Heaven, and more.

Approximate Runtime: 52 Minutes

Song Remains the Same
Over the Hills and Far Away
Good Times, Bad Times
Immigrant Song
No Quarter
Black Dog
Livin’, Lovin’ Maid
Stairway to Heaven
Whole Lotta Love
Rock -n- Roll

Considered to be one of the pioneering groups in what would become the heavy metal genre, rock out to Metallica’s greatest hits, including Master of Puppets, For Whom the Bell Tolls, Enter Sandman, and more

Approximate Runtime: 52 Minutes

  • For Whom the Bell Tolls
  • Ain’t My Bitch
  • Fuel
  • One
  • Nothing Else Matters
  • Master of Puppets
  • Unforgiven II
  • Sad But True
  • Enter Sandman
Pink Floyd's Dark Side of the Moon

Pink Floyd’s 1973 album of humanitarian, political, and philosophical empathy, Dark Side of the Moon is one of the most popular and mind-bending light concerts of all time! Featuring the entire groundbreaking album including songs like Breathe, Money, and Any Colour You Like.

Runtime: 43 Minutes

Speak to Me
On the Run
The Great Gig in the Sky
Us and Them
Any Colour You Like
Brain Damage

We will rock you! Immerse yourself in the greatest hits of Freddie Mercury and Queen in this legendary laser show! Featuring Another One Bites the Dust, Under Pressure, Bohemian Rhapsody, and more.

Approximate Runtime: 46 Minutes

We Will Rock You/We Are The Champions
Bicycle Race
Don’t Stop Me Now
Another One Bites The Dust
I Want To Break Free
Under Pressure
Killer Queen
Bohemian Rhapsody
Radio Gaga
Princes Of The Universe
The Show Must Go On

Laser Show Frequently Asked Questions

What are laser shows?

Laser shows are like going to a concert but without the band! We fuse popular music, real-time laser artwork, immersive 360-degree lighting, and 3D-atmospheric effects to bring your favorite music to life like you have never seen it before.

Didn’t you used to do laser shows?

Yes! Laser shows were a favorite attraction at the James S. McDonnell Planetarium for generations of St. Louisans. Our new shows bring lasers into the 21st century by featuring the newest laser projectors available and the addition of 3D-atmospheric effects that allow the laser beams to be seen above the audience in mid-air!

Are laser shows outside?

No, our laser shows take place inside the comfort of the James S. McDonnell Planetarium. We are home to the largest fulldome laser show in the United States!

Are laser shows suitable for children?

This depends on the show and your child. Laser shows feature loud music and flashing lights in the dark environment of the Planetarium that may be scary for young children. Some shows feature music and lyrics intended for an adult audience and may include profanity. We do not prohibit children, but viewer discretion is advised.

I am sensitive to flashing lights; should I see a laser show?

Laser shows feature flashing lights and loud music. We do not recommend laser shows if you are sensitive to light or sound.


Laser Shows take place in the Star Bay, located on the 2nd floor of the Planetarium. Access is available through the stairs or elevator from the main Planetarium lobby.


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Elevators and ramps serve all public areas of the McDonnell Planetarium.

We also offer hearing assist devices for Planetarium star shows. When ordering tickets, please let your reservationist know you’re interested in a hearing assist device, or speak with a Planetarium team member before your program begins.

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