Current Star Show Schedule
Shows are subject to change. Please call ahead at 314.289.4400 to confirm show availability during the times listed.
Sunday, December 16
Monday, December 17
Tuesday, December 18
Wednesday, December 19
Thursday, December 20
Friday, December 21
Saturday, December 22
Sunday, December 23
Monday, December 24
Wednesday, December 26
Thursday, December 27
Friday, December 28
Saturday, December 29
Sunday, December 30
Monday, December 31
Live Sky: Magnificent Moon (Premium Show)
In this star show we will explore a few of the myths, phenomena, misconceptions and hoaxes related to the Moon and the Apollo Program to better understand our silent neighbor in space and to show how anyone can study and explore the Moon from our backyards. After the star show visitors can join Planetarium staff as they continue to explore concepts related to the Moon through demonstrations.
Live Sky: The Constellations
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. We also offer Feeling the Stars, a version of The Little Star That Could adapted for children who are blind or have low vision. Please call 314.289.4400 for more information.
Live Sky: Tonight
See what is currently visible in the night sky including constellations, planets, the 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.
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.
Live Sky: 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.
Members stargaze at a discount.
Save on Planetarium star shows with a Saint Louis Science Center membership.
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.
With advance notice, the Planetarium offers Feeling the Stars, a custom tactile program for visitors with vision impairments that pairs with The Little Star That Could.