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Spectacular Shows

Journey across the universe via spectacular shows at the Strasenburgh Planetarium!

Online ticket sales for public shows end 24 hours before showtime. Same-day tickets are sold at the Planetarium box office and Museum reception desk. Please note: there is no late seating once a show has begun. If you leave during the show, there is no way to re-enter. Thank you for your cooperation.

Strasenburgh Planetarium Celebrating 50 Years

Since RMSC’s Strasenburgh Planetarium first opened its doors in 1968, generations of Rochesterians have explored the wonders of the universe under its dome—and exciting changes are on the horizon as we look forward to the next 50 years!

The Sky Tonight

30 minutes/Ages 5 to adult

This concise tour of the stars, constellations, and planets in the current sky uses new, solid-state lasers to guide you through the magnificent starfield produced by the 46-year-old star projector.

Animals in the Sky

25 min / Ages 2 to 5

Can you find the animals in our sky? Join us for an imaginary trip into the stars to take a look.

Planet Spectacular

For ages 5–8

Let star projector "Carl" take you on a tour of planets and constellations.

Mars Comes Near

50 Minutes / Older Children and Adults

This summer, Earth comes closer to Mars than any time since 2003.

The Last Question

50 Minutes / Older Children and Adults

Originally produced in 1972, this quiet, contemplative show begins in 2061 and takes us trillions of years into the future, as human intelligence asks questions of ever more sophisticated computers.

Pink Floyd Laser

Saturdays in August at 8:15pm 

50 minutes/No children under 5

Led Zeppelin Laser

Saturdays in August at 9:30pm

50 minutes / No children under 5

Dave Matthews Laser

Not currently playing

50 minutes/No children under 5

90s Laser

Not currently playing

50 minutes/No children under 5

Radiohead Laser

Not currently playing

50 minutes/No children under 5


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