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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.


SHOW SCHEDULES

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Monday through Friday:

9:30am - Reserved for groups (info)

 

11:00am - Dinosaurs at Dusk

 

12:00am - Reserved for groups (info)

 

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

2:00pm - Dinosaurs at Dusk

3:00pm - Magic Tree House: Space Mission

4:00pm - NEW SHOW: Mars 1001

 

Saturdays**:

9:30am - Reserved for groups (info)

 

11:00am - Dinosaurs at Dusk

12:00pm - Sky Station LIVE: Seasonal Star Tour

1:00pm - One World, One Sky: Big Bird's Adventure

2:00pm - Dinosaurs at Dusk

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

4:00pm - NEW SHOW: Mars 1001

 

**Special show schedule on September 1st for KidFEST event

 

Sundays:

12:00pm - Sky Station LIVE: Seasonal Star Tour

1:00pm - One World, One Sky: Big Bird's Adventure

2:00pm - Dinosaurs at Dusk

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

4:00pm - NEW SHOW: Mars 1001

 

PLEASE NOTE SPECIAL PRICING

Saturday, September 1st:

11:00am - Big Bird's Adventure (FREE)

12:00pm - Family Star Tour ($2.50)

1:00pm - Big Bird's Adventure (FREE)

2:00pm - Dinosaurs at Dusk ($2.50)

3:00pm - Family Star Tour ($2.50)

4:00pm - Mars 1001 ($2.50)

 

CLOSED FOR MAINTENANCE AND STAFF TRAINING

 

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Tuesday through Friday:

9:30am - Reserved for groups (info)

 

11:00am - Reserved for groups (info)

 

12:00pm - Sky Station LIVE: Seasonal Star Tour

1:00pm - Big Bird's Adventure

2:00pm - Dinosaurs at Dusk

3:00pm - Phantom of the Universe

4:00pm - NEW SHOW: Mars 1001

 

Saturdays:

9:30am - Reserved for groups (info)

 

11:00am - Dinosaurs at Dusk

12:00pm - Sky Station LIVE: Seasonal Star Tour

1:00pm - Magic Tree House: Space Mission

2:00pm - Dinosaurs at Dusk

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

4:00pm - NEW SHOW: Mars 1001

 

Sundays:

12:00pm - Sky Station LIVE: Seasonal Star Tour

1:00pm - Magic Tree House: Space Mission

2:00pm - Dinosaurs at Dusk

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

4:00pm - NEW SHOW: Mars 1001

 

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Tuesday through Sunday:

12:00pm - Sky Station LIVE: Seasonal Star Tour

1:00pm - Laser Holiday Magic

1:30pm - Laser Holiday Magic

2:00pm - Dinosaurs at Dusk

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

4:00pm - Mars 1001

5:00pm - LASER MATINEE (see schedule below)

 

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Tuesday through Thursday:

10:00am - SPECIAL SHOW: The Little Prince

 

12:00pm - Sky Station LIVE: Seasonal Star Tour

1:00pm - Laser Holiday Magic

1:30pm - Laser Holiday Magic

2:00pm - Dinosaurs at Dusk

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

4:00pm - Mars 1001

5:00pm - LASER MATINEE (see schedule below)

 

Fridays:

10:00am - SPECIAL SHOW: The Little Prince

 

12:00pm - Sky Station LIVE: Seasonal Star Tour

1:00pm - Laser Holiday Magic

1:30pm - Laser Holiday Magic

2:00pm - Dinosaurs at Dusk

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

4:00pm - Mars 1001

5:00pm - LASER MATINEE (see schedule below)

6:00pm - LASER MATINEE (see schedule below)

 

Saturdays:

11:00am - Laser Holiday Magic

11:30am - Laser Holiday Magic

12:00pm - Sky Station LIVE: Seasonal Star Tour

 

1:00pm - SPECIAL SHOW: The Little Prince

 

2:30pm - Laser Holiday Magic

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

4:00pm - Mars 1001

5:00pm - LASER MATINEE (see schedule below)

6:00pm - LASER MATINEE (see schedule below)

 

Sundays:

12:00pm - Sky Station LIVE: Seasonal Star Tour

1:00pm - Laser Holiday Magic

1:30pm - Laser Holiday Magic

2:00pm - Dinosaurs at Dusk

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

4:00pm - NEW SHOW: Mars 1001

5:00pm - LASER MATINEE (see schedule below)

 

CLICK SHOW NAME FOR DETAILS

Monday through Saturday:

11:00am - Laser Holiday Magic

11:30am - Laser Holiday Magic

12:00pm - Sky Station LIVE: Seasonal Star Tour

1:00pm - Laser Holiday Magic

1:30pm - Laser Holiday Magic

2:00pm - Dinosaurs at Dusk

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

4:00pm - Mars 1001

5:00pm - LASER MATINEE (see schedule below)

 

Sundays:

12:00pm - Sky Station LIVE: Seasonal Star Tour

1:00pm - Laser Holiday Magic

1:30pm - Laser Holiday Magic

2:00pm - Dinosaurs at Dusk

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

4:00pm - Mars 1001

5:00pm - LASER MATINEE (see schedule below)

 

 


DETAILS COMING SOON

 

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Nov 24 - Nov 25

Nov 24: 5pm - Laser Holiday Magic

     6pm - Laser Stranger Things

Nov 25: 5pm - Laser Holiday Magic

 

Nov 27 - Dec 2

Tues thru Sun: 5pm - Laser Beatles

Fri & Sat: 6pm - Laser Michael Jackson

 

Dec 4 - Dec 9

Tues thru Sun: 5pm - Laser Beyonce

Fri & Sat: 6pm - Laser Stranger Things

 

Dec 11 - Dec 16

Tues thru Sun: 5pm - Laser Gorillaz

Fri & Sat: 6pm - Laser Queen

 

Dec 18 - Dec 23

Tues thru Sun: 5pm - Laser Michael Jackson

Fri & Sat: 6pm - Laser Stranger Things

 

Dec 26 - Dec 30

Wed thru Sun: 5pm - Laser Queen

Fri & Sat: 6pm - Laser Beyonce

 

Dec 31 - Jan 6, 2019

Mon thru Sun: 5pm - Laser Beatles

Fri & Sat: 6pm - Laser Stranger Things

 

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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.


2017 UPGRADE

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

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

Facility

  • Dual-4K RSA Cosmos projection system
  • 5.1 surround sound system
  • 150 seating capacity
  • 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!