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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:



March 7th - May 29th​ May 30th - September 11th

Weekdays**:

9:30am - GROUP RESERVATIONS (info)

10:30am - Back to the Moon for Good

11:30am - GROUP RESERVATIONS (info)

1:00pm - Stargaze Kansas City (Spring)

2:00pm - Back to the Moon for Good

3:00pm - Into the Deep

4:00pm - Dinosaurs at Dusk

**Closed on Mondays unless otherwise specified.

 

Saturdays:

9:30am - GROUP RESERVATIONS (info)

10:30am - Big Bird's Adventure

12:00pm - Back to the Moon for Good

1:00pm - Stargaze Kansas City (Spring)

2:00pm - Back to the Moon for Good

3:00pm - Stargaze Kansas City (Spring)

4:00pm - Dinosaurs at Dusk

 

Sundays:

12:00pm - Back to the Moon for Good

1:00pm - Stargaze Kansas City (Spring)

2:00pm - Back to the Moon for Good

3:00pm - Stargaze Kansas City (Spring)

4:00pm - Dinosaurs at Dusk

 

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

 

ROOM CAPACITY

  • Seating available for 150 Guests

Special INFO

  • Food and drink are not permitted
  • Strollers must be parked outside theater
  • Doors are 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!