Current Star Show Schedule
Shows are subject to change. Please call ahead at 314.289.4400 to confirm show availability during the times listed.
Saturday, September 26
Sunday, September 27
Current Show Descriptions
Exploring the solar system – and worlds beyond our own – is not science fiction. Gateway to the Solar System empowers audience members to discover planets, moons, and more by simply looking up.
People throughout history have filled our night sky with constellations, but why do these patterns matter? Join us for this live star show as we explore the shapes and lore that have helped to guide people’s understanding of the cosmos.
Live Sky Tonight
Relax under the clearest night sky in St. Louis as our skilled presenters lead you on tour of the best the night has to offer. This live show is different every time, so stop back again to discover the changing stars, planets, and other celestial events visible from your own backyard.
Teachers: This show is recommended for all age groups and can be tailored to fit a particular age group.
The Little Star That Could
A tradition in St. Louis for over 30 years! Developed for our youngest stargazers, experience the timeless story of an “average” star in search of what makes him special. Along his journey, we will discover the differences of stars, planets, and galaxies in the night sky.
Note: Not a live performance
Members stargaze for free.
Love the Planetarium? Become a Science Center member and watch star shows for free with every visit, as well as get a full year of additional members-only benefits.
Plus, members help support the Science Center and our mission to make science learning open to everyone.
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.