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The Arvin Gottlieb Planetarium

Combining interactive astronomy education with spectacular public shows and night sky viewing opportunities, the Arvin Gottlieb Planetarium continues to be one of Kansas City's greatest connections to the night sky.

Built as part of Union Station's renovations in the late 1990s, the Arvin Gottlieb Planetarium's 60-foot dome and recently upgraded state-of-the-art projection system makes it one of the largest and highest resolution planetariums in the Midwest. In addition to daily public shows, Union Station offers a number of opportunities in the planetarium for groups to take advantage of including field trips, Girl and Boy Scout badge workshops, summer camps, and other educational opportunities, as well as business meetings or general facility rental options.


CURRENT SCHEDULE

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September 16th - December 15th

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Weekdays**:

9:30am - Reserved for groups (info)

10:30am - Magic Tree House: Space Mission

11:30am - Reserved for groups (info)

1:00pm - Sky Station LIVE: Fall Star Tour

2:00pm - One World, One Sky: Big Bird's Adventure

3:00pm - Phantom of the Universe: The Hunt for Dark Matter

4:00pm - Magic Tree House: Space Mission​​

 

Saturdays:

10:30am - Magic Tree House: Space Mission

12:00pm - Sky Station LIVE: Fall Star Tour

1:00pm - Phantom of the Universe: The Hunt for Dark Matter​

2:00pm - Dinosaurs at Dusk: The Origins of Flight

3:00pm - Sky Station LIVE: Fall Star Tour

4:00pm - Magic Tree House: Space Mission​

 

Sundays:

12:00pm - Sky Station LIVE: Fall Star Tour

1:00pm - Phantom of the Universe: The Hunt for Dark Matter​

2:00pm - Dinosaurs at Dusk: The Origins of Flight

3:00pm - Sky Station LIVE: Fall Star Tour

4:00pm - Magic Tree House: Space Mission​

 

**Closed on Mondays unless otherwise noted


December 16th - January 7th, 2018

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Monday through Friday:

9:30am - Reserved for groups (info)

10:30am - Holiday Magic Lasers

11:30am - Reserved for groups (info)

1:00pm - Holiday Magic Lasers

2:00pm - Magic Tree House: Space Mission

3:00pm - Sky Station LIVE: Winter Star Tour

4:00pm - Rotating Laser Musical (see below)

 

Saturdays:

10:30am - Holiday Magic Lasers

12:00pm - Sky Station LIVE: Winter Star Tour

1:00pm - Holiday Magic Lasers

2:00pm - Dinosaurs at Dusk: The Origins of Flight

3:00pm - Sky Station LIVE: Winter Star Tour

4:00pm - Rotating Laser Musical (see below)​

 

Sundays:

12:00pm - Sky Station LIVE: Winter Star Tour

1:00pm - Holiday Magic Lasers

2:00pm - Dinosaurs at Dusk: The Origins of Flight

3:00pm - Sky Station LIVE: Winter Star Tour

4:00pm - Rotating Laser Musical (see below)​

 

4pm Laser Musicals:

Dec 16 - Dec 17 (Sat/Sun): Laser Beyonce

Dec 18 - Dec 23 (Mon-Sat): Laser Michael Jackson

Dec 26 - Dec 29 (Tue-Fri): Laser Beatles

Dec 30 - Dec 31 (Sat/Sun): Laser Queen

Jan 1 - Jan 7 (Mon-Sun): Laser Beatles


December 2017/January 2018 Evening Laser Shows

SCHEDULE COMING SOON

 

2017 UPGRADE INFORMATION

 

Union Station Unveils New High-Tech Arvin Gottlieb Planetarium (PRESS RELEASE)

‘World-class planetarium’ now beckons at Union Station after high-tech upgrade

Facility Info

  • Dual-4K RSA Cosmos projection system
  • 5.1 surround sound system
  • 150 brand-new custom dome recliners
  • Audience area fully accessible with ramps, companion seating, booster seats, and giant bean-bag chairs

Safety

  • Food and drink are not permitted
  • Strollers must be parked outside theater
  • No late entry; doors locked from outside for safety once show starts
  • Absolutely NO re-entry during shows

Host your event someplace truly special. From weddings, to corporate presentations, to live theater performances, we'll make sure you and your guests' experience at the Planetarium is out-of-this-world!