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The Arvin Gottlieb Planetarium

Combining interactive astronomy education with spectacular public shows and night sky viewing opportunities, the Arvin Gottlieb Planetarium continues to be one of Kansas City's greatest connections to the night sky.

Built as part of Union Station's renovations in the late 1990s, the Arvin Gottlieb Planetarium's 60-foot dome makes it one of the largest planetariums in the Midwest. Union Station offers a number of opportunities in the planetarium for groups to take advantage of including field trips, Girl and Boy Scout badge workshops, summer camps, and other educational opportunities, as well as business meetings or general facility rental options.


CURRENT SCHEDULE



September 17th to December 9th* November 19th, December 10th to January 8th

Tuesday through Friday:

9:30am - GROUP RESERVATIONS (info)

10:30am - Big Bird's Adventure

11:30am - GROUP RESERVATIONS (info)

1:00pm - Stargaze Kansas City

2:00pm - Back to the Moon for Good

3:00pm - Earth, Moon & Sun

4:00pm - Back to the Moon for Good

 

Saturdays:

9:30am - GROUP RESERVATIONS (info)

10:30am - Earth, Moon & Sun

12:00pm - Big Bird's Adventure

1:00pm - Stargaze Kansas City

2:00pm - Back to the Moon for Good

3:00pm - Stargaze Kansas City

4:00pm - Dinosaurs at Dusk

 

Sundays:

12:00pm - Big Bird's Adventure

1:00pm - Stargaze Kansas City

2:00pm - Back to the Moon for Good

3:00pm - Stargaze Kansas City

4:00pm - Dinosaurs at Dusk

 

*Special schedule on November 19th for USKC Holiday Lighting Ceremony

 

Weekdays**:

9:30am - GROUP RESERVATIONS (info)

11:00am - Let it Snow

11:30am - GROUP RESERVATIONS (info)

1:00pm - Stargaze Kansas City

2:00pm - Big Bird's Adventure

3:00pm - Let it Snow

3:30pm - Let it Snow

4:00pm - Back to the Moon for Good

 

Saturdays:

9:30am - GROUP RESERVATIONS (info)

11:00am - Let it Snow

11:30am - Let it Snow

12:00pm - Back to the Moon for Good

1:00pm - Let it Snow

1:30pm - Let it Snow

2:00pm - Big Bird's Adventure

3:00pm - Stargaze Kansas City

4:00pm - Dinosaurs at Dusk

 

Sundays:

12:00pm - Back to the Moon for Good

1:00pm - Let it Snow

1:30pm - Let it Snow

2:00pm - Big Bird's Adventure

3:00pm - Stargaze Kansas City

4:00pm - Dinosaurs at Dusk

 

**Closed on Mondays unless otherwise specified

 

Facility Info

  • Fixed seating available for 150 guests
  • Audience area fully accessible with ramps, companion seating, booster seats, and giant bean-bag chairs

Safety

  • Food and drink are not permitted
  • Strollers must be parked outside theater
  • No late entry; doors locked from outside for safety once show starts
  • Absolutely NO re-entry during shows

Host your event someplace truly special. From weddings, to corporate presentations, to live theater performances, we'll make sure you and your guests' experience at the Planetarium is out-of-this-world!