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Hours of Operation

Sep 9 to Dec 20

Tuesday to Friday:  10 am – 4 pm
Saturday & Sunday: 11 am – 5 pm
Thanksgiving Day: 11 am – 5 pm
Remembrance Day: 1 pm – 5 pm
Mondays: Closed

The Museum Shop is open
every weekend, holiday,
and select dates.

Sat, Sun & Holidays • 11 am – 5 pm
Wed, Oct 30 • 11 am – 4 pm

Remembrance Day: 1 pm – 5 pm
Dec 26 – Jan 5 •  from 11 am – 5 pm


Click for Holiday Hours
*Hours of operation vary for holidays.

Planetarium’s Laser Shows

Friday, October 4 – HELD OVER!

8:45 pm – Laser Stranger Things (80s Medley)

10:15 pm – Pink Floyd: The Wall

11:30 pm – Laser Queen

 

Saturday, October 5 – HELD OVER!

7 pm – The Beatles: Sgt. Pepper’s Laser Light Show Stranger Things

8:15 pm – Laser Queen

10 pm – Saturday Night Special: Radiohead

11:15 pm – 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.

 

 

Pink Floyd: The Wall • Back by popular demand! The classic rock opera and amazing imagery. In the Flesh, Another Brick in the Wall (parts 1 and 2), Mother, Comfortably Numb, and other tracks form an incredible symphony of audio and illumination.

 

 

 

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.

 

 

 

Rock Monsters • Classic rock songs by Ozzy Osborne, Van Halen, Judas Priest, Scorpions, Aerosmith, Black Sabbath, KISS, Guns’n’Roses, AC/DC, and Metallica. Loud and proud, with lasers!

 

 

 

Stranger Things (80s Medley) • 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.

 

 

 

Saturday Night Special: Laser Radiohead • The art-rock band that defined a generation. Tracks include 2+2=5, Karma Police, Paranoid Android, Electioneering, and more!

 

 


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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