The Little Star That Could

About

Sometimes, being average can also be special

A tradition in St. Louis for over 30 years! Developed for our youngest stargazers, experience the timeless story of an “average” star in search of what makes him special. Along his journey, we will discover the differences of stars, planets, and galaxies in the night sky.

Runtime: 35 minutes

Note: Not a live performance

Overview

A Heartwarming Star

“The Little Star That Could” is a story about Little Star, an average yellow star in search for planets of his own to protect and warm. Along the way, he meets other stars, learns what makes each star special, and discovers that stars combine to form star clusters and galaxies. Eventually, Little Star is introduced to basic information about our Solar System.

This show is recommended for grades K-2.

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Star Show Pricing

This is a paid experience.

Ages

Price
Members FREE*
Children (ages 2-12) $5
Adults (ages 13-59) $6
Seniors (ages 60+) $5
Military $4
Combo (1 Planetarium ticket & 1 OMNIMAX Ticket*)
*Available for purchase at the box office only.
$13.95

Groups (10 or more): $5 for school groups, $5 for all other groups

Group Visit Information

Up to 8 Free tickets every day based on membership level
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SHOWTIMES

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Thursday, March 04

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10:15 am

Friday, March 05

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10:15 am

Saturday, March 06

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Monday, March 08

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Thursday, March 11

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Friday, March 12

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10:15 am

Saturday, March 13

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Monday, March 15

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Thursday, March 18

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Friday, March 19

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Saturday, March 20

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10:15 am

Monday, March 22

The Little Star That Could
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10:15 am

Thursday, March 25

The Little Star That Could
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10:15 am

Friday, March 26

The Little Star That Could
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Saturday, March 27

The Little Star That Could
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10:15 am

Monday, March 29

The Little Star That Could
Planetarium: The Little Star That Could
10:15 am

Thursday, April 01

The Little Star That Could
Planetarium: The Little Star That Could
10:15 am
Location

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.

Membership

Members stargaze for free.

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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.

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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