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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

PLEASE NOTE: The Arvin Gottlieb Planetarium will be closed on Sunday, July 24th & Monday, July 25th for sound system upgrades. We apologize for any inconvenience.



May 30th to September 11th Laser Shows: July 22nd - 23rd and 29th - 30th

Monday through Friday:

9:30am - GROUP RESERVATIONS (info)

10:30am - Big Bird's Adventure

11:30am - GROUP RESERVATIONS (info)

1:00pm - Stargaze Kansas City (Summer)

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 (Summer)

2:00pm - Back to the Moon for Good

3:00pm - Stargaze Kansas City (Summer)

4:00pm - Dinosaurs at Dusk

 

Sundays:

12:00pm - Big Bird's Adventure

1:00pm - Stargaze Kansas City (Summer)

2:00pm - Back to the Moon for Good

3:00pm - Stargaze Kansas City (Summer)

4:00pm - Dinosaurs at Dusk

 

 

***$6 general admission, $4 for Union Station members (pre-purchase only). Limited tickets available at the door.

Friday, July 22nd:

8:00pm - Laser Beatles

9:00pm - Laser Zeppelin

10:00pm - Laser Vinyl

11:00pm - Laser Pink Floyd: The Wall

 

Saturday, July 23rd:

8:00pm - Laser Beatles

9:00pm - Laser Metallica

10:00pm - Laser Beatles

11:00pm - Laser Pink Floyd: Dark Side of the Moon

 

Friday, July 29th:

8:00pm - Laser Beatles

9:00pm - Laser Zeppelin

10:00pm - Laser Vinyl

11:00pm - Laser Pink Floyd: The Wall

 

Saturday, July 30th:

8:00pm - Laser Beatles

9:00pm - Laser U2

10:00pm - Laser Beatles

11:00pm - Laser Pink Floyd: Dark Side of the Moon

 

(Click show titles for song list and ticket information)

 

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!