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

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

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Thursday, August 06

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

Friday, August 07

The Little Star That Could
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10:15 am

Saturday, August 08

The Little Star That Could
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Sunday, August 09

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Monday, August 10

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Thursday, August 13

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10:15 am

Friday, August 14

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Saturday, August 15

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Sunday, August 16

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Monday, August 17

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Thursday, August 20

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10:15 am

Friday, August 21

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Saturday, August 22

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Sunday, August 23

The Little Star That Could
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Monday, August 24

The Little Star That Could
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10:15 am

Thursday, August 27

The Little Star That Could
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10:15 am

Friday, August 28

The Little Star That Could
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10:15 am

Saturday, August 29

The Little Star That Could
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10:15 am

Sunday, August 30

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

Monday, August 31

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.

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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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