Tickets are available for purchase at the Museum box office during regular business hours and on showtime day 45 minutes prior to show times. Tickets are also now available online by clicking the button below.
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.
We want to hear from you! Which of the following Laser Shows would you like to see this summer? Click here to let us know.
Families are welcome to enjoy our matinee Laser Shows which are part of the regular Planetarium show schedule. Evening Laser Show are offered as a separate ticketed event.
Current Evening Laser Show Schedule
Thursdays : June 28 - September 3
- 7 pm: Laser Journey
- 8:15 pm: AC/DC vs. Guns & Roses
- 10 pm: Stranger Things (80s)
Fridays : June 28 - September 3
- 7 pm: Stranger Things (80s)
- 8:15 pm: Laser Journey
- 10 pm: Laser Daft Punk
- 11:15 pm: Laser Electronic Dance Music
Saturdays : June 28 - September 3
- 7 pm: Laser Rush
- 8:15 pm: Laser Electronic Dance Music
- 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 Electronic Dance Music • Go on a rhythmic journey transcending electronic through imagery, lasers and pounding digital audio.
Songs include: I Remember – Kaskade & Deadmau5, Summit – Skrillex, Destroy Them with Lasers – Knife Party
Laser Journey • The classic band that’s never gone out of style!
Songs include: Any Way You Want It - Faithfully - Don't Stop Believin'
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
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.