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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 and recently upgraded state-of-the-art projection system makes it one of the largest and highest resolution planetariums in the Midwest. In addition to daily public shows, 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

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February 18th to March 10th March 11th to May 26th*

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Weekdays**:

9:30am - Reserved for groups (info)

10:30am - Magic Tree House: Space Mission

11:30am - Reserved for groups (info)

1:00pm - Big Bird's Adventure

2:00pm - Phantom of the Universe

3:00pm - Magic Tree House: Space Mission

4:00pm - Phantom of the Universe

 

Saturdays:

9:30am - Big Bird's Adventure

10:30am - Magic Tree House: Space Mission

12:00pm - Phantom of the Universe

1:00pm - Big Bird's Adventure

2:00pm - Phantom of the Universe

3:00pm - Magic Tree House: Space Mission

4:00pm - Dinosaurs at Dusk

 

Sundays:

12:00pm - Phantom of the Universe

1:00pm - Big Bird's Adventure

2:00pm - Phantom of the Universe

3:00pm - Magic Tree House: Space Mission

4:00pm - Dinosaurs at Dusk

 

**Closed on Mondays unless otherwise specified

 

 

CLICK SHOW NAME FOR DETAILS

Weekdays**:

9:30am - Reserved for groups (info)

10:30am 3/13 to 3/24 - Magic Tree House: Space Mission

10:30am 3/25 to 5/26 - Reserved for groups (info)

11:30am - Reserved for groups (info)

1:00pm - NEW LIVE SHOW TBA

2:00pm - Earth, Moon & Sun

3:00pm - Magic Tree House: Space Mission

4:00pm - Phantom of the Universe

 

Saturdays:

9:30am - Big Bird's Adventure

10:30am - Magic Tree House: Space Mission

12:00pm - Phantom of the Universe

1:00pm - NEW LIVE SHOW TBA

2:00pm - Phantom of the Universe

3:00pm - NEW LIVE SHOW TBA

4:00pm - Dinosaurs at Dusk

 

Sundays:

12:00pm - Phantom of the Universe

1:00pm - NEW LIVE SHOW TBA

2:00pm - Phantom of the Universe

3:00pm - NEW LIVE SHOW TBA

4:00pm - Dinosaurs at Dusk

 

*Special schedule on April 4th for PNC Event

**Closed on Mondays unless otherwise specified

 

SPECIAL FEBRUARY LASER SHOWS

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Friday, February 17th Saturday, February 18th

8:00pm - Laser Beatles

9:00pm - Laser Zeppelin

10:00pm - Laser Vinyl

11:00pm - Laser Pink Floyd: The Wall

8:00pm - Laser Beatles

9:00pm - Laser Metallica

10:00pm - Laser Beatles

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

Friday, February 24th Saturday, February 25th

8:00pm - Laser Beatles

9:00pm - Laser Zeppelin

10:00pm - Laser Vinyl

11:00pm - Laser Pink Floyd: The Wall

8:00pm - Laser Beatles

9:00pm - Laser U2

10:00pm - Laser Beatles

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


 

RECENT UPGRADE INFORMATION

Union Station Unveils New High-Tech Arvin Gottlieb Planetarium (PRESS RELEASE)

‘World-class planetarium’ now beckons at Union Station after high-tech upgrade

Facility Info

  • Dual-4K RSA Cosmos projection system
  • 5.1 surround sound system
  • 150 brand-new custom dome recliners
  • 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!