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.

Average Show Length: 40-45 minutes


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.


Experience The Night

The sky overhead is always changing, and so is our show! Relax under the largest artificial sky in the Western Hemisphere, and we guarantee you will always see something new.

This live show will explore:

  • The stars and constellations currently visible above St. Louis
  • Location and characteristics of visible planets
  • Current and upcoming celestial phenomena like meteor showers, planetary conjunctions, and comets
  • Current events and space news

Teachers: This show is recommended for all ages and can be tailored to fit a particular age group.

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

Saturday, July 11

Night Sky
Planetarium: Live Sky Tonight
2:00 pm

Sunday, July 12

Night Sky
Planetarium: Live Sky Tonight
2:00 pm

Monday, July 13

Night Sky
Planetarium: Live Sky Tonight
2:00 pm

Thursday, July 16

Night Sky
Planetarium: Live Sky Tonight
11:30 am
4:30 pm
Members stargaze at a discount.

Save on Planetarium star shows with a Saint Louis Science Center membership.

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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.

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