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Hours of Operation

Sept 4 to May 17, 2019
Tues - Fri • 10 am to 4 pm

Sat & Sun • 11 am to 5 pm
CLOSED Mondays

Laser Shows - Held Over to Sept 28
Fri & Sat • 7 pm to midnight

Gift Cards Temporarily Unavailable - We are switching over our pin pads and gift card program, and are temporarily unable to process any gift card payments or activate any new gift cards during September 2018. We apologize for any inconvenience and appreciate your understanding during this transition.


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*Hours of operation vary for holidays. 

Planetarium’s 50th Anniversary Laser Shows

 

Tickets are available for purchase at the Museum box office during regular business hours. Box office opens at 6:15pm for onsite sales. Tickets are also now available online by clicking the button below.

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Laser Shows are back at the Manitoba Museum’s Planetarium.  

What's a Laser Show?

A laser show is a music-based Planetarium program combining music with synchronized laser light effects. We take awesome music - from classic rock to electronica, retro, and whatever - and play it really loud as we shoot lasers at the 360 degree planetarium dome. The lasers create amazing patterns - from hypnotic abstract patterns to animated characters. That’s a laser show: part music listening party, part light show.


Current Evening Laser Show Schedule

Fridays to September 28

  • 7 pm: Stranger Things (80s)
  • 8:15 pm: Laser Pink Floyd: Dark Side of the Moon
  • 10 pm: Laser Daft Punk
  • 11:15 pm: Laser Queen

Saturdays to September 22

  • 7 pm: Laser Rush
  • 8:15 pm:  Laser Queen 
  • 10 pm:  AC/DC vs. Guns & Roses
  • 11:15 pm: Laser Pink Floyd: The Wall

Evening Laser Show Descriptions

AC/DC vs. Guns & Roses • Two bands rock out, but only one gets to do an encore — you decide which one!

Songs include: For Those About to Rock - AC/DC, Sweet Child O' Mine - Guns’n’Roses, All Night Long - AC/DC, Paradise City - Guns’n’Roses

 

Laser Daft Punk • Even as they evolved from French house pioneers in the '90s to dance taste-makers in the 2000s to mainstream heroes in the 2010s, Daft Punk remain one of dance music's most influential and iconic acts.

Songs include: Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger - Around the World - Get Lucky - One More Time

 

Laser Pink Floyd: The Wall • The classic laser show, a complete run of the classic album.

Songs include: Goodbye Blue Sky, Empty Spaces, Mother, The Thin Ice

 

Laser Rush • More than 40 million records sold worldwide. Countless sold-out tours. A star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Officers of the Order of Canada. Now, with LASERS!

Songs include: Closer to the Heart, Fly By Night, Distant Early Warning

 

Stranger Things (80's) • Take a trip to the upside-down in the safety of the Planetarium dome. Experience 80s tunes and soundscapes from the show re-interpreted in vibrant laser light.

Songs include: Sunglasses at Night – Corey Hart,  Atmosphere – Joy Division, Whip It - Devo

 

Laser Queen • " She a Killer Queen, dynamite with a laser beam...” Freddy Mercury’s powerful voice and Queen’s orchestral music fill the planetarium dome.

Songs include: Crazy Little Thing Called Love – Another One Bites the Dust – Bohemian Rhapsody

 

Laser Pink Floyd: Dark Side of the Moon • One of the greatest rock albums of all time, presented in its entirety with dazzling laser and video effects.

Songs include: Money – The Great Gig in the Sky -  Run Like Hell

 


Ticket: $15  per show • $12 for members

Tickets are available for purchase at the Museum box office.

A typical laser show lasts an hour and plays the music about as loud as a dance club.

Ear plugs will be available for purchase at the Box Office for $1 a pair. Visitors younger than 16 years old will be provided with ear plugs at no cost.

Visitors with young children (under age 6) will be strongly cautioned about the volume of the evening laser shows and the potential effects on hearing. While short-term exposure for adults is unlikely to cause permanent damage, the developing ears of younger children are more at risk. The Laser Beatles Matinee show on the weekends is a great alternative.


About Laser Light

Lasers make a special kind of light, and it interacts with our eyes and brain differently than normal light. Our eyes and brain and perception have evolved to deal with sunlight, which uses pretty much the whole rainbow of colours. Lasers emit only very specific colours of light that appear very pure and otherworldly compared to the rainbow of colours we are used to. If you then move that laser beam very fast, it overloads the speed of the eye and brain and forms continuous images, letting you make spirograph-type patterns, abstract imagery with rapid colour changes, and even animated figures.


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