The Constellations

About

Ancient Guides, Modern Wonders

Constellations are your map to the night sky. These patterns have been passed down from culture to culture and help us locate objects of interest in astronomy while providing us a way to travel back in time to explore the people who gazed upon these same stars before us.

Explore the patterns that change overhead throughout the year in this live star show.

Average Show Length: 40-45 minutes

Price

This is a paid experience.
Adults (ages 13-59): $6, $7 for premium star shows
Children (ages 2-12) / Seniors (ages 60+): $5, $6 for premium star shows
Military: $4
Members: Free

Same-day tickets for Planetarium shows are available online, at the Science Center, or by calling our box office at 314.289.4400. Prices may vary depending on shows. Discounts are available for groups of 10 or more.

Overview

Bring Order To The Cosmos

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.

This live show will explore:

  • What constellations are and how to find them.
  • Various constellations that can be seen at different seasons.
  • Cultural and scientific uses of constellations throughout the ages.

Recommended for all audiences.

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Showtimes

Sat. Jul 11
Sun. Jul 12
Mon. Jul 13
Thu. Jul 16

Saturday, July 11

Planetarium: Constellations
11:30 am
3:15 pm

Sunday, July 12

Planetarium: Constellations
11:30 am
3:15 pm

Monday, July 13

Planetarium: Constellations
11:30 am
3:15 pm

Thursday, July 16

Planetarium: Constellations
2:00 pm
5:45 pm
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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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