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Laser Shows

This is LIVE! Be dazzled with brilliant colors and rockin' music at the Buhl Planetarium each day when our laserists choreograph sight-n-sound spectacles of full-dome proportions to your favorite music!

Members $2 per show
Non-members $8 for one show; add a second laser show for just $5

Laser matinees are presented daily. On Fridays and Saturdays, you can also catch a 5pm laser show at the end of your visit.

Late-night laser shows will be presented after monthly 21+ Nights at 10 pm, 11 pm, and Midnight. Upcoming dates are: Sept. 8, Oct. 13, Nov. 3, and Dec. 22.

Groups of 15 or more receive a special discount to Laser Shows. Call for details.

Holiday Magic

laser holiday magic

Experience the magic of the holiday season with a little science at this magical holiday laser show perfect for the whole family. Featuring traditional holiday tunes from across generations to contemporary artists performing their personal favorites, this matinee laser show is guaranteed to be a hit with all ages.

Songs include:
Most Wonderful Time of the Year - Andy Williams The March - Nutcracker White Christmas - Bing Crosby Russian Dance - Nutcracker

See Holiday Magic Showtimes 

 

Laser Beatles

Laser Beatles

Nearly 50 years later the British Invasion has landed in Pittsburgh once again! Take the epic journey and follow George, Paul, John, and Ringo all the way from Please Please Me's "Twist and Shout" to Abbey Road's "Octopus' Garden". Prudence, Lucy, and Sgt. Pepper will all be there too. This is a music affair you and the family won't want to miss!

See Laser Beatles Showtimes

 

Laser Michael Jackson

Laser Michael Jackson

Love Michael Jackson? "Don't stop till you get enough"... with our newest, family-friendly Michael Jackson laser show. Filled with vibrant laser colors and the late singer's greatest hits, the King of Pop comes alive once more with "ABC," "Beat It," "Billie Jean," and more. Come check it out for just $8 ($2 for members!), or pair it with another laser show for a Double Feature Laser price of $13. It's "easy as 1, 2, 3!"

See Laser Michael Jackson Showtimes

 

Galactic Odyssey!

Laser Galactic Odyssey

Take a musical journey of laser light! Blast off to your favorite interstellar tunes as we fly through space at the speed of light. Fun for all ages.

See Galactic Odyssey Showtimes

 

Laser Queen

Laser Queen

Freddie Mercury may be gone, but the Queen saga lives on! The rock will be loud, emotions high, and LASER light bright when we play all the sing-along hits: "Crazy Little Thing Called Love," "Under Pressure," "Another One Bites the Dust," and of course "Bohemian Rhapsody".

See Laser Queen Showtimes

 

Laser Beyoncé

NEW! Laser Beyonce

As one of the most awarded and best-selling artists of all time, Beyoncé is acclaimed for her powerful vocals, thrilling videos and live shows. Laser Beyoncé captures the fun and energy of her concerts and brings it into the dome in beautiful laser light!

Please Note: Show contains adult language and themes.

See Laser Beyoncé Showtimes

 

Laser Daft Punk

Laser Daft Punk

The duo has added a new member to their electronic-house band: LASERS! Get into the beat as we synergize Daft Punk music with modern photons to create our own synthpop movement. You'll hear, and SEE, hits from all three eras – Homework, Discovery, and Human After All – including "Da Funk," "Digital Love," "One More Time," and more.

Please Note: Show contains adult language and themes.

See Laser Daft Punk Showtimes

 

Laser Floyd

Laser Floyd

A Buhl Planetarium classic! Our Laser Floyd offerings include a mix of Pink Floyd albums with songs from Dark Side of the Moon, The Wall, and more. You may have seen Floyd in recent decades, but never like this! LASER liquid skies and full dome digital imagery will have you immersed in a Floyd experience like you've never had before!

Please Note: Show contains adult language and themes.

See Midnight Floyd Showtimes

 

The Vision Bell: The Best of Laser Floyd

Laser Pink Floyd

A Buhl Planetarium classic! Midnight Floyd features a different mix of Pink Floyd albums every week, with songs from Dark Side of the Moon, The Wall and more. You may have seen Floyd in recent decades, but never like this! LASER liquid skies and full dome digital imagery will have you immersed in a Floyd experience like you've never had before!

Please Note: Show contains adult language and themes.

See The Vision Bell: The Best of Laser Floyd Showtimes

 

Our New System

Our new laser system

The new projection system features three high powered, solid state, laser projectors – each the size of a ream of paper pictured here – that deliver on-dome visuals and 3D atmospheric effects that fill the air above the audience. Each laser appears many, many times brighter than the old argon gas system. These projectors are built exclusively by Laser Fantasy International, a Seattle-based company.

In addition to stunning new laser light capabilities, the new laser projection system is also "green." The new technology uses less electricity than the Science Center's previous laser system and does not require flowing water to be cooled. The Science Center will save approximately 300,000 gallons of water per year and more than 30,000 kilowatt-hours of electricity – representing about 500,000 pounds of carbon dioxide emissions.

Groups of 15 or more receive a special discount to Laser Shows. Go to our group pricing page for more information.



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