Planetarium Shows

A beautiful, realistic, simulated night under our 80-foot dome.

Come visit the James S. McDonnell Planetarium and see a star show to experience the largest artificial sky in the Western Hemisphere. Star shows are lead LIVE by one of our Planetarium Educators creating a new and tailored experience for every audience. Shows are hourly on the half hour and include a 40-45 minute Planetarium show in the Orthwein StarBay and a self-guided tour of the Boeing Space Station exhibits.

Price

This is a paid experience.

Adults (ages 13-59): $6
Children (ages 2-12) / Seniors (ages 60+): $5
Military: $4
Members: Free

Value Passes

Up to 20% Savings

Virtual Pass
Discovery Pass
Flight Pass
Stargazer Pass
1 Virtual Reality Transporter Ticket1 Discovery Room Ticket1 Motion or 360 Flight Simulator Ride1 Da Vinci The Exhibition Ticket
1 Motion Simulator Ride1 Planetarium Ticket1 Planetarium Ticket1 Planetarium Ticket
1 360 Flight Simulator Ride1 Omnimax Theater Ticket (Documentary)1 Omnimax Theater Ticket (Documentary)
Price: $18.95Price: $18.95Price: $18.95*Price: $18.95

Value Passes are available at the Science Center on site only. You can purchase them at our Box Office in the main lobby or Planetarium lobby today.

*You can substitute a Virtual Reality Transporter Ticket for Similator Tickets on the Flight Pass for an additional $3

Planetarium SHows

Current Star Show Schedule

Shows are subject to change. Please call ahead at 314.289.4400 to confirm show availability during the times listed.

Wed. Feb 26
Thu. Feb 27
Fri. Feb 28
Sat. Feb 29
Sun. Mar 1
Mon. Mar 2
Tue. Mar 3
Wed. Mar 4
Thu. Mar 5
Fri. Mar 6
Sat. Mar 7
Sun. Mar 8
Mon. Mar 9
Tue. Mar 10
Wed. Mar 11
Thu. Mar 12
Fri. Mar 13
Sat. Mar 14
Sun. Mar 15
Mon. Mar 16
Tue. Mar 17
Wed. Mar 18
Thu. Mar 19
Fri. Mar 20
Sat. Mar 21
Sun. Mar 22
Mon. Mar 23
Tue. Mar 24
Wed. Mar 25
Thu. Mar 26
Fri. Mar 27
Sat. Mar 28
Sun. Mar 29
Mon. Mar 30
Tue. Mar 31
Wed. Apr 1
Thu. Apr 2
Fri. Apr 3
Sat. Apr 4
Sun. Apr 5
Mon. Apr 6

Wednesday, February 26

Planetarium: Live Sky: Moon
2:30 pm
Planetarium: Live Sky: The Constellations
1:30 pm
Night Sky
Planetarium: Live Sky: Tonight
11:30 am
3:30 pm
Campfire Star Stories
Planetarium: Campfire Star Stories
10:30 am

Thursday, February 27

Planetarium: Live Sky: Moon
2:30 pm
Planetarium: Live Sky: The Constellations
1:30 pm
Night Sky
Planetarium: Live Sky: Tonight
11:30 am
3:30 pm
The Little Star That Could
Planetarium: The Little Star That Could
10:30 am

Friday, February 28

Planetarium: Live Sky: Moon
2:30 pm
Planetarium: Live Sky: The Constellations
1:30 pm
Night Sky
Planetarium: Live Sky: Tonight
11:30 am
3:30 pm
The Little Star That Could
Planetarium: The Little Star That Could
10:30 am

Saturday, February 29

Planetarium: Live Sky: Moon
2:30 pm
Planetarium: Live Sky: The Constellations
1:30 pm
Night Sky
Planetarium: Live Sky: Tonight
11:30 am
3:30 pm
The Little Star That Could
Planetarium: The Little Star That Could
10:30 am
Campfire Star Stories
Planetarium: Campfire Star Stories
12:30 pm

Sunday, March 01

Planetarium: Live Sky: Moon
2:30 pm
Planetarium: Live Sky: The Constellations
1:30 pm
Night Sky
Planetarium: Live Sky: Tonight
3:30 pm
The Little Star That Could
Planetarium: The Little Star That Could
12:30 pm

Monday, March 02

Planetarium: Live Sky: Moon
2:30 pm
Planetarium: Live Sky: The Constellations
1:30 pm
Night Sky
Planetarium: Live Sky: Tonight
11:30 am
3:30 pm
Campfire Star Stories
Planetarium: Campfire Star Stories
10:30 am

Tuesday, March 03

Planetarium: Live Sky: Moon
2:30 pm
Planetarium: Live Sky: The Constellations
1:30 pm
Night Sky
Planetarium: Live Sky: Tonight
11:30 am
3:30 pm
Campfire Star Stories
Planetarium: Campfire Star Stories
10:00 am

Wednesday, March 04

Planetarium: Live Sky: Moon
2:30 pm
Planetarium: Live Sky: The Constellations
1:30 pm
Night Sky
Planetarium: Live Sky: Tonight
11:30 am
3:30 pm
Campfire Star Stories
Planetarium: Campfire Star Stories
10:30 am

Thursday, March 05

Planetarium: Live Sky: Moon
2:30 pm
Planetarium: Live Sky: The Constellations
1:30 pm
Night Sky
Planetarium: Live Sky: Tonight
11:30 am
3:30 pm
The Little Star That Could
Planetarium: The Little Star That Could
10:30 am

Friday, March 06

Planetarium: Live Sky: Moon
2:30 pm
Planetarium: Live Sky: The Constellations
1:30 pm
Night Sky
Planetarium: Live Sky: Tonight
11:30 am
3:30 pm
The Little Star That Could
Planetarium: The Little Star That Could
10:30 am

Saturday, March 07

Planetarium: Live Sky: Moon
2:30 pm
Planetarium: Live Sky: The Constellations
1:30 pm
Night Sky
Planetarium: Live Sky: Tonight
11:30 am
3:30 pm
The Little Star That Could
Planetarium: The Little Star That Could
10:30 am
Campfire Star Stories
Planetarium: Campfire Star Stories
12:30 pm

Sunday, March 08

Planetarium: Live Sky: Moon
2:30 pm
Planetarium: Live Sky: The Constellations
1:30 pm
Night Sky
Planetarium: Live Sky: Tonight
3:30 pm
The Little Star That Could
Planetarium: The Little Star That Could
12:30 pm

Monday, March 09

Planetarium: Live Sky: Moon
2:30 pm
Planetarium: Live Sky: The Constellations
1:30 pm
Night Sky
Planetarium: Live Sky: Tonight
11:30 am
3:30 pm
Campfire Star Stories
Planetarium: Campfire Star Stories
10:30 am
10:30 am

Tuesday, March 10

Planetarium: Live Sky: Moon
2:30 pm
Planetarium: Live Sky: The Constellations
1:30 pm
Night Sky
Planetarium: Live Sky: Tonight
11:30 am
3:30 pm
Campfire Star Stories
Planetarium: Campfire Star Stories
10:00 am

Wednesday, March 11

Planetarium: Live Sky: Moon
2:30 pm
Planetarium: Live Sky: Mission Mars
10:00 am
Planetarium: Live Sky: The Constellations
1:30 pm
Night Sky
Planetarium: Live Sky: Tonight
11:30 am
3:30 pm

Thursday, March 12

Planetarium: Live Sky: Moon
2:30 pm
Planetarium: Live Sky: The Constellations
1:30 pm
Night Sky
Planetarium: Live Sky: Tonight
11:30 am
3:30 pm
The Little Star That Could
Planetarium: The Little Star That Could
10:30 am

Friday, March 13

Planetarium: Live Sky: The Constellations
2:30 pm
Night Sky
Planetarium: Live Sky: Tonight
11:30 am
3:30 pm
The Little Star That Could
Planetarium: The Little Star That Could
10:30 am
Campfire Star Stories
Planetarium: Campfire Star Stories
12:30 pm

Saturday, March 14

Planetarium: Live Sky: The Constellations
2:30 pm
Night Sky
Planetarium: Live Sky: Tonight
11:30 am
3:30 pm
The Little Star That Could
Planetarium: The Little Star That Could
10:30 am
Campfire Star Stories
Planetarium: Campfire Star Stories
12:30 pm

Sunday, March 15

Planetarium: Live Sky: The Constellations
2:30 pm
Night Sky
Planetarium: Live Sky: Tonight
3:30 pm
The Little Star That Could
Planetarium: The Little Star That Could
12:30 pm

Monday, March 16

Planetarium: Live Sky: The Constellations
2:30 pm
Night Sky
Planetarium: Live Sky: Tonight
11:30 am
3:30 pm
The Little Star That Could
Planetarium: The Little Star That Could
10:30 am
Campfire Star Stories
Planetarium: Campfire Star Stories
12:30 pm

Tuesday, March 17

Planetarium: Live Sky: The Constellations
2:30 pm
Night Sky
Planetarium: Live Sky: Tonight
11:30 am
3:30 pm
The Little Star That Could
Planetarium: The Little Star That Could
10:30 am
Campfire Star Stories
Planetarium: Campfire Star Stories
12:30 pm

Wednesday, March 18

Planetarium: Live Sky: The Constellations
2:30 pm
Night Sky
Planetarium: Live Sky: Tonight
11:30 am
3:30 pm
The Little Star That Could
Planetarium: The Little Star That Could
10:30 am
Campfire Star Stories
Planetarium: Campfire Star Stories
12:30 pm

Thursday, March 19

Planetarium: Live Sky: The Constellations
2:30 pm
Night Sky
Planetarium: Live Sky: Tonight
11:30 am
3:30 pm
The Little Star That Could
Planetarium: The Little Star That Could
10:30 am
Campfire Star Stories
Planetarium: Campfire Star Stories
12:30 pm

Friday, March 20

Planetarium: Live Sky: The Constellations
2:30 pm
Night Sky
Planetarium: Live Sky: Tonight
11:30 am
3:30 pm
The Little Star That Could
Planetarium: The Little Star That Could
10:30 am
Campfire Star Stories
Planetarium: Campfire Star Stories
12:30 pm

Saturday, March 21

Planetarium: Live Sky: The Constellations
2:30 pm
Night Sky
Planetarium: Live Sky: Tonight
11:30 am
3:30 pm
The Little Star That Could
Planetarium: The Little Star That Could
10:30 am
Campfire Star Stories
Planetarium: Campfire Star Stories
12:30 pm

Sunday, March 22

Planetarium: Live Sky: The Constellations
2:30 pm
Night Sky
Planetarium: Live Sky: Tonight
3:30 pm
The Little Star That Could
Planetarium: The Little Star That Could
12:30 pm

Monday, March 23

Planetarium: Live Sky: The Constellations
2:30 pm
Night Sky
Planetarium: Live Sky: Tonight
11:30 am
3:30 pm
The Little Star That Could
Planetarium: The Little Star That Could
10:30 am
Campfire Star Stories
Planetarium: Campfire Star Stories
12:30 pm

Tuesday, March 24

Planetarium: Live Sky: The Constellations
2:30 pm
Night Sky
Planetarium: Live Sky: Tonight
11:30 am
3:30 pm
The Little Star That Could
Planetarium: The Little Star That Could
10:30 am
Campfire Star Stories
Planetarium: Campfire Star Stories
12:30 pm

Wednesday, March 25

Planetarium: Live Sky: The Constellations
2:30 pm
Night Sky
Planetarium: Live Sky: Tonight
11:30 am
3:30 pm
The Little Star That Could
Planetarium: The Little Star That Could
10:30 am
Campfire Star Stories
Planetarium: Campfire Star Stories
12:30 pm

Thursday, March 26

Planetarium: Live Sky: The Constellations
2:30 pm
Night Sky
Planetarium: Live Sky: Tonight
11:30 am
3:30 pm
The Little Star That Could
Planetarium: The Little Star That Could
10:30 am
Campfire Star Stories
Planetarium: Campfire Star Stories
12:30 pm

Friday, March 27

Planetarium: Live Sky: The Constellations
2:30 pm
Night Sky
Planetarium: Live Sky: Tonight
11:30 am
3:30 pm
The Little Star That Could
Planetarium: The Little Star That Could
10:30 am
Campfire Star Stories
Planetarium: Campfire Star Stories
12:30 pm

Saturday, March 28

Planetarium: Live Sky: The Constellations
2:30 pm
Night Sky
Planetarium: Live Sky: Tonight
11:30 am
3:30 pm
The Little Star That Could
Planetarium: The Little Star That Could
10:30 am
Campfire Star Stories
Planetarium: Campfire Star Stories
12:30 pm

Sunday, March 29

Planetarium: Live Sky: The Constellations
2:30 pm
Night Sky
Planetarium: Live Sky: Tonight
3:30 pm
The Little Star That Could
Planetarium: The Little Star That Could
12:30 pm

Monday, March 30

Planetarium: Live Sky: The Constellations
2:30 pm
Night Sky
Planetarium: Live Sky: Tonight
11:30 am
3:30 pm
Campfire Star Stories
Planetarium: Campfire Star Stories
10:30 am

Tuesday, March 31

Planetarium: Live Sky: The Constellations
2:30 pm
Night Sky
Planetarium: Live Sky: Tonight
11:30 am
3:30 pm
Campfire Star Stories
Planetarium: Campfire Star Stories
10:30 am

Wednesday, April 01

Planetarium: Live Sky: The Constellations
2:30 pm
Night Sky
Planetarium: Live Sky: Tonight
11:30 am
3:30 pm
Campfire Star Stories
Planetarium: Campfire Star Stories
10:30 am

Thursday, April 02

Planetarium: Live Sky: The Constellations
2:30 pm
Night Sky
Planetarium: Live Sky: Tonight
11:30 am
3:30 pm
The Little Star That Could
Planetarium: The Little Star That Could
10:30 am

Friday, April 03

Planetarium: Live Sky: The Constellations
2:30 pm
Night Sky
Planetarium: Live Sky: Tonight
11:30 am
3:30 pm
The Little Star That Could
Planetarium: The Little Star That Could
10:30 am

Saturday, April 04

Planetarium: Live Sky: The Constellations
2:30 pm
Night Sky
Planetarium: Live Sky: Tonight
11:30 am
3:30 pm
The Little Star That Could
Planetarium: The Little Star That Could
10:30 am
Campfire Star Stories
Planetarium: Campfire Star Stories
12:30 pm

Sunday, April 05

Planetarium: Live Sky: The Constellations
2:30 pm
Night Sky
Planetarium: Live Sky: Tonight
3:30 pm
The Little Star That Could
Planetarium: The Little Star That Could
12:30 pm

Monday, April 06

Planetarium: Live Sky: The Constellations
2:30 pm
Night Sky
Planetarium: Live Sky: Tonight
11:30 am
3:30 pm
Campfire Star Stories
Planetarium: Campfire Star Stories
10:30 am

Show Descriptions

Magnificent Moon

The Moon is our silent companion, but how much do you really know about the Earth’s natural satellite? Get up close and personal with our magnificent neighbor in this live show as we tackle myths, phenomena, and misconceptions about the Moon and NASA’s Apollo Program.

The Constellations

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.

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

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.

Metal Moons

Born in a time of intense political intrigue, satellites have been circling the earth since the late 1950’s. Today’s world has become heavily dependent on these “metal moons” some of which are even visible from your own backyard! See “Metal Moons” today and learn more about artificial satellites and find out how you can actually spot some of them orbiting high overhead.

Mission Mars

People have been fascinated with Mars from the time humans began observing the planet thousands of years ago. Learn how observing the red planet has helped us develop a better understanding of solar system and our place with in it. See how humans have observed Mars through the aid of telescopes and robotic explorers and experience how future astronauts may view stars from a Mars base.

Campfire Star Stories

Gather around our campfire and observe the many changes we see when day fades to night in this interactive star show. Using patterns found in the stars, we will retell stories from across the globe and explore how these tales can help to explain an ever-changing world. Best for young stargazers.

Members stargaze for FREE!

Members can watch star shows for FREE every day at the Planetarium with a Saint Louis Science Center membership.

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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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