Tickets are available for purchase at the Museum box office during regular business hours. Tickets are available on showtime day 45 minutes prior to show times. Tickets will soon be available online, please check back shortly.
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.
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
Saturdays, May 19, 26, June 2, 9, 16 & 23
- 7 pm: Stranger Things (80s)
- 8:15 pm: Laser Zeppelin
- 10 pm: Laser Rock Monsters
- 11:15 pm: Laser Electronic Dance Music
Please check back for our July and August Laser Show Schedule.
Evening Laser Show Descriptions
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 Zeppelin • See the definitive Zeppelin laser show – enduring hits from the 70s accompanied by a spectacular laser light show.
Songs include: Black Dog, Stairway to Heaven, Whole Lotta’ Love
Laser Rock Monsters • Celebrate a time when rock stars were larger than life with the ear-searing 80s metal music and eye-popping laser effects. If this laser show is too loud, you are too old!
Songs include: Crazy Train – Ozzy Osborne, Rock and Roll All Night – KISS, Welcome Home (Sanitarium) – Metalica
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
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.