Planetarium’s Laser Shows


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


Time Friday Saturday
7:00 pm The Beatles - Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band Stranger Things (80s Medley)
8:15 pm Lady Gaga Laser Queen
9:45 pm Laser Queen Saturday Night Special
11:00 pm Rock Request Medley Pink Floyd: Dark Side of the Moon


Ticket: $15 General • $12 Members


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Laser Show Descriptions


Laser Beatles: Sgt Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band • The Beatles’ 1967 release, Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Heart’s Club Band, is one of the most influential rock albums of all time. Hear the entire album in order, set to laser light. Songs include: Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds, With a Little Help From My Friends, A Day in the Life, and more.




Laser Gaga • Known for her flamboyant costumes, provocative lyrics, and strong vocal talents, Lady Gaga is one of today’s top performers. Songs include: Bad Romance, Born This Way, Telephone, and more.





Laser Queen • Queen has had a resurgence in popularity with the recent biopic on Freddy mercury, but their songs are classics that have never gone out of style. Songs include: We Will Rock You, Bohemian Rhapsody, Somebody To Love, and more.





Laser Stranger Things • Fans can’t get enough of the retro vibe of the hit series Stranger Things. Take a trip to the upside-down in the safety of the Planetarium dome. Experience the ’80s tunes and soundscapes from the show reinterpreted in vibrant laser light. Songs include: Sunglasses at Night – Corey Hart, Whip It – Devo, Time After Time – Cyndi Lauper,Talking In Your Sleep – The Romantics, and more!




Laser Pink Floyd: Dark Side of the Moon • The quintessential laser show, a complete run of the classic album. Songs include: Money, Any Colour You Like, Eclipse, Breathe, and more.





Rock Request Medley •You choose the music! Come out and request your favorite classic rock songs. Request a song for the show on Friday, August 2nd – text “MANITOBA LASER” to 393939 or click here to vote.






Saturday Night Special • Something different every Saturday!

Sat Jun 29 Laser Bruno Mars
Sat Jul 6 Laser AC/DC
Sat Jul 13 Laser Daft Punk
Sat Jul 20 Apollo 50th Anniversary Party
Sat Jul 27 Laser Metallica
Sat Aug 3 Laser Michael Jackson
Sat Aug 10 Laser Bruno Mars
Sat Aug 17 Laser Beyonce
Sat Aug 24 Laser Rush
Sat Aug 31 Laser Foo Fighters
Sat Sep 7 Laser Zeppelin
Sat Sep 14 Laser Hendrix
Sat Sep 21 Laser AC/DC
Sat Sep 28 Laser Radiohead


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.

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.

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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