Gateway to the Solar System
This live show includes:
- What a solar system is
- Observations that people through the ages have made using the nighttime sky
- Discoveries within our solar system and of new solar systems
- Where to find planets and other objects in the St. Louis sky
- Past, present, and future planetary phenomena
Members can get their free tickets to the Planetarium by logging in online.
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Summer Value Passes have returned!
Up to 30% savings!
Package includes one entry to each experience. Good for all films and shows except for feature films and laser shows.
Cannot be combined with other offers. Price is the same for all ages.
Available on site only!
Did we find life on Venus?
Scientists may be getting warmer in the search for life in the cosmos. Research released on September 14, 2020 in the journal of Nature Astronomy suggests the discovery of phosphine gas in the atmosphere of Venus – a possible signature of microbial life on our planetary neighbor.
While an exciting discovery, much is still unknown about Venus and further research is necessary to determine the true cause of these phosphine gas concentrations.
Star Show Pricing
This is a paid experience.
|Children (ages 2-12)||$5|
|Adults (ages 13-59)||$6|
|Seniors (ages 60+)||$5|
Star Shows take place in the Star Bay, the 2nd floor, of the Planetarium. Access is available through the stairs or elevator from the main Planetarium lobby.
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.