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Live Shows

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Show Schedule

Buhl Planetarium 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
Nonmembers $8 for one show; add a second laser show for just $5

Laser matinees are presented daily. Check our calendar for show times.

Groups of 15 or more receive a special discount to Laser Shows. Call 412.237.3400 for details.

Now showing

Silhouette of the Beatles from Help! created with lasers

Laser Beatles

Daily at 2 pm

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!

Laser Galactic Odyssey

Galactic Odyssey!

Daily at 2 pm

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

Stranger Things logo with swirling lasers in the background

Laser Stranger Things

Take a trip to the upside-down in the safety of the dome! Experience the ’80s tunes and soundscapes from the show reinterpreted in vibrant laser light. (Eggos not included.)

See Laser Stranger Things Showtimes

Other Laser Shows

Aside from our daily laser shows, Buhl Planetarium occasionally offers other laser shows on evenings and weekends. Check our calendar to see each date’s shows.

Groups of 15 or more receive a special discount to laser shows. Visit our group pricing page for more information.

Laser Family Halloween

Eerie lasers, darkness, ghoulish tunes, and frightful guests! Get into the Halloween spirit with the Addams Family, the Ghost Busters, and Beetlejuice. Do the Monster Mash, the Time Warp, and your own ghastly dance. Bring the whole family for this chilling good time!

Laser EDM

Lasers and electronic music – they were made for each other! Lose yourself in the immersive experience of pulsing beats and synchronized lights unique to our planetarium. With artists like Tiesto, Deadmau5, Skrillex, Avicii, and the Chemical Brothers, this live full-dome show will have you singing, “Untz, untz, untz…” all the way home.

Laser Prince

Let’s go crazy – with laser lights! A laser tribute to one of the greatest musical artists of all time, Laser Prince features the Purple One’s hottest hits, paired with a kaleidoscope of colors and imagery. Bring your raspberry beret, and get ready for an evening of funk, rock, pop, and purple.

Laser Led Zeppelin

Follow the stairway to Buhl Planetarium! Experience the iconic rock band’s classic songs set to mind-blowing lasers, including “Stairway to Heaven” and “The Battle of Evermore.”

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”.

That ‘90s Laser Show

This show is all that and a bag of chips! Feel the groove in your heart as we play the freshest tunes from back in the day. Cowabunga, dudes!

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.

Laser Pink Floyd

The Vision Bell: The Best of Laser 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.

Laser Floyd – The Wall

Midnight Floyd: The Wall

Rock’s greatest opera comes to life in lasers. This fan-favorite show takes the band’s surreal storyline and transforms it into a laser world around you.

Please Note: Show contains adult language and themes.

Laser Beyonce

Laser Beyoncé

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.

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.

Laser Gorillaz

The animated quartet is back. Experience the alternative hip-hop sounds of Gorillaz with stunning new laser graphics and live effects. The beats pulse and the characters come alive in this immersive show! Featuring some of their best-known hits, like “Feel Good Inc.” and “Clint Eastwood.”

laser holiday magic

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

About our 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.

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