Planetarium Shows at the James S. McDonnell Planetarium in Forest Park

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Visit the James S. McDonnell Planetarium in Forest Park and see a star show to experience the largest artificial sky in the Western Hemisphere. Star shows are lead LIVE by one of the Planetarium's educators, creating a new and tailored experience for every audience.

Shows include a 40-45 minute Planetarium show in the Orthein StarBay and a self-guided tour of the Boeing Space Station exhibits. Safety protocols can be found here.

Shows include:

NEW! Science of the Zodiac. The 12 constellations of the zodiac hold a special place in our popular culture, but what makes these patterns different than any of the others found among the stars? Explore how to observe these constellations and how they have shaped humanity's scientific understanding of the sky in Science of the Zodiac!

Gateway to the Solar System. Exploring the solar system - and worlds beyond our own - is not science fiction. Gateway to the Solar System empowers audience members to discover planets, moons, and more by simply looking up.

The Little Star That Could. A tradition in St. Louis for over 30 years! The Little Star That Could was developed for the youngest stargazers, who will experience the timeless story of an "average" star in search of what makes them different. Along the journey children will discover the differences of stars, planets, and galaxies in the night sky. 

Live Sky Tonight. Relax under the clearest night sky in St. Louis as skilled presenters lead you on tour of the best the night has to offer. This live show is different every time, so stop back again to discover the changing stars, planets, and other celestial events visible from your own backyard.

Planetarium: Gateway to the Solar System. Exploring the solar system - and worlds beyond our own - is not science fiction. Gateway to the Solar System empowers audience members to discover planets, moons, and more by simply looking up.

Shows are subject to change. Please call ahead at 314-289-4400 to confirm show availability.

Admission is free for members of the Saint Louis Science Center, non-member adults (ages 13-59) are $6, children (ages 2-12) and seniors (60+) are $5, and military personnel are $4.

Most shows play Thursday through Monday. For a schedule for each show, tickets and more information, go to slsc.org

 

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