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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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March 11th to March 24th March 25th 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 - Sky Station LIVE: Spring Star Tour

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 - Sky Station LIVE: Spring Star Tour

2:00pm - Phantom of the Universe

3:00pm - Sky Station LIVE: Spring Star Tour

4:00pm - Dinosaurs at Dusk

 

Sundays:

12:00pm - Phantom of the Universe

1:00pm - Sky Station LIVE: Spring Star Tour

2:00pm - Phantom of the Universe

3:00pm - Sky Station LIVE: Spring Star Tour

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 - Reserved for groups (info)

11:30am - Reserved for groups (info)

1:00pm - Sky Station LIVE: Spring Star Tour

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 - Sky Station LIVE: Spring Star Tour

2:00pm - Phantom of the Universe

3:00pm - Sky Station LIVE: Spring Star Tour

4:00pm - Dinosaurs at Dusk

 

Sundays:

12:00pm - Magic Tree House: Space Mission

1:00pm - Sky Station LIVE: Spring Star Tour

2:00pm - Phantom of the Universe

3:00pm - Sky Station LIVE: Spring Star Tour

4:00pm - Dinosaurs at Dusk

 

*Closed on Mondays unless otherwise specified

**Special schedule all day April 4th for PNC Event

 

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!