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 led 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. Shows include:

Eclipse. Are you ready to get eclipsed? Explore the nature of eclipses and get prepared to safely observe the upcoming solar eclipses in October 2023 and April 2024. Learn what to expect from these awe-inspiring events and make sure you can safely get eclipsed! Each ticket includes a pair of solar glasses for safe solar viewing.

The Little Star That Could. Great for kids! The Little Star That Could is the story of an "average" star that travels the universe in search of planets. Along the way they make many discoveries about stars, planets, galaxies and themselves.

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 these constellations and how they have shaped humanity's scientific understanding of the sky in Science of the Zodiac!

The Sky Tonight. Relax under the clearest night sky in St. Louis as skilled presenters lead you on a 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.

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.

For a schedule for each show, tickets and more information, go to slsc.org

 

 

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