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

Fri. Nov 27
Sat. Nov 28
Mon. Nov 30
Thu. Dec 3
Fri. Dec 4
Sat. Dec 5
Mon. Dec 7
Thu. Dec 10
Fri. Dec 11
Sat. Dec 12
Mon. Dec 14
Thu. Dec 17
Fri. Dec 18
Sat. Dec 19
Mon. Dec 21

Friday, November 27

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

Saturday, November 28

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

Monday, November 30

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

Thursday, December 03

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

Friday, December 04

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

Saturday, December 05

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

Monday, December 07

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

Thursday, December 10

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

Friday, December 11

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

Saturday, December 12

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

Monday, December 14

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

Thursday, December 17

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

Friday, December 18

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

Saturday, December 19

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

Monday, December 21

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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Plus, members help support the Science Center and our mission to make science learning open to everyone.

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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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