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.
Members can get their free tickets to the Planetarium by logging in online.
Star Show Pricing
This is a paid experience.
|Children (ages 2-12)||$5|
|Adults (ages 13-59)||$6|
|Seniors (ages 60+)||$5|
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The Planetarium Entrance in Forest Park is currently closed. Please park and enter at 5050 Oakland Avenue.
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.
Due to the dark nature of the planetarium, late admittance or reentry is not permitted. Please arrive on time for your Star Show.
Members stargaze for free.
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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.