Laser Light Shows

LASERS.

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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Laser Shows will be offered July 2nd through 11th, 2021! Please check below for our summer lineup.

 

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Laser Show Pricing

This is a paid experience.

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Price
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. Jul 2
Sat. Jul 3
Sun. Jul 4
Mon. Jul 5
Thu. Jul 8
Fri. Jul 9
Sat. Jul 10
Sun. Jul 11

Friday, July 02

Planetarium: The Beatles Laser Light Show
6:00 pm
Planetarium: Led Zepplin Laser Light Show
7:30 pm

Saturday, July 03

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

Sunday, July 04

Planetarium: Rush 2112 Laser Light Show
6:00 pm
Planetarium: Classic Rock Laser Light Show
7:30 pm

Monday, July 05

Planetarium: Genesis Laser Light Show
6:00 pm
Planetarium: Queen Laser Light Show
7:30 pm

Thursday, July 08

Planetarium: Pink Floyd Dark Side of the Moon Laser Light Show
6:00 pm
Planetarium: Rush 2112 Laser Light Show
7:30 pm

Friday, July 09

Planetarium: The Beatles Laser Light Show
6:00 pm
Planetarium: 90s Alternative Laser Light Show
7:30 pm

Saturday, July 10

Planetarium: Classic Rock Laser Light Show
6:00 pm
Planetarium: Pink Floyd The Wall Laser Light Show
7:30 pm
Planetarium: Pink Floyd Dark Side of the Moon Laser Light Show
9:00 pm

Sunday, July 11

Planetarium: Led Zepplin Laser Light Show
6:00 pm
Planetarium: Queen Laser Light Show
7:30 pm

July 2021 Laser Shows

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

ARTIST TITLE
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

TITLE
Magical Mystery Tour
I Wanna Hold Your Hand
Twist & Shout
A Hard Day’s Night
Nowhere Man
Help!
Yesterday
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
Classic Rock Night

Rock out and relax to some of the greatest rock bands of all time! Featuring hits by AC/DC, Aerosmith, Journey, Van Halen, and more!

Runtime: 45 Minutes

ARTIST TITLE
AC/DC Back in Black
Emerson, Lake & Palmer Karn Evil 9
Van Halen Jump
Queen Bohemian Rhapsody
Kansas Carry On My Wayward Son
Kiss Rock-n-Roll All Night
Aerosmith Dream On
Boston Rock-n-Roll Band
Journey Separate Ways
Pink Floyd One Of These Days
Genesis

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

TITLE
Turn It On Again
Invisible Touch
Sledgehammer
Tonight, Tonight, Tonight
Land of Confusion
Mama
Sussudio
Follow You, Follow Me
In The Air Tonight
Abacab
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

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

TITLE
Speak to Me
Breathe
On the Run
Time
The Great Gig in the Sky
Money
Us and Them
Any Colour You Like
Brain Damage
Eclipse
Pink Floyd's The Wall

Coupled with spectacular laser art and immersive effects, Pink Floyd’s classic 1979 epic about personal struggle takes on a unique look, weaving its story in one of the most popular laser shows ever produced! Featuring songs from the album such as Comfortably Numb, Young Lust, and Another Brick in the Wall.

Approximate Runtime: 50 Minutes

TITLE
In the Flesh
The Thin Ice
Another Brick in the Wall (Part I)
The Happiest Days of our Lives
Another Brick in the Wall (part II)
Mother
Goodbye Blue Sky
Empty Spaces
Young Lust
Another Brick in the Wall (Part III)
Hey You
Comfortably Numb
Stop
The Trial
Run Like Hell
Queen

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

TITLE
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
Rush 2112

Considered by many to be Rush’s breakthrough album, experience the entire prog-rock masterpiece in this symphony of laser light and sound. The 1976 album features an eponymous seven-part suite written by Geddy Lee and Alex Lifeson, with lyrics written by Neil Peart that tells a dystopian story set in the year 2112.

Runtime: 40 Minutes

TITLE
1. “2112”
I. Overture
II. The Temples of Syrinx
III. Discovery
IV. Presentation
V. Oracle: The Dream
VI. Soliloquy
VII. Grand Finale
2. A Passage to Bangkok
3. The Twilight Zone
4. Lessons
5. Tears
6. Something for Nothing

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.

Location

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.

Membership

Members stargaze for free.

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Accessibility

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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