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
Thursday, April 15
Friday, April 16
Saturday, April 17
Sunday, April 18
Monday, April 19
Thursday, April 22
Friday, April 23
Saturday, April 24
Sunday, April 25
Monday, April 26
Thursday, April 29
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|
|Combo (1 Planetarium ticket & 1 OMNIMAX Ticket*)
*Available for purchase at the box office only.
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.
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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.