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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



May 30th to September 11th Maker Faire 2016 - June 25th and 26th

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

 

 

Saturday and Sunday**:

10:30am - Big Bird's Adventure

11:30am to 12:15pm - BlueScope Steel open house

1:00pm - Stargaze Kansas City (Summer)

2:00pm to 2:45pm - BlueScope Steel open house

3:00pm - Stargaze Kansas City (Summer)

4:00pm - Back to the Moon for Good

**All shows free with admission to Maker Faire

 

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!