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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.



Friday, July 20th

7:00pm - Laser Beatles

8:00pm - Laser Queen

9:00pm - Laser Gaga

10:00pm - Laser Beastie Boys


Saturday, July 21st

7:00pm - Laser Stranger Things

8:00pm - Laser Michael Jackson

9:00pm - Laser Gorillaz

10:00pm - Laser Pink Floyd: Dark Side of the Moon


Friday, July 27th

7:00pm - Sgt. Pepper's Laser Light Show

8:00pm - Laser Beyoncé

9:00pm - Laser Sublime

10:00pm - Laser Beastie Boys


Saturday, July 28th

7:00pm - Laser Stranger Things

8:00pm - Laser Michael Jackson

9:00pm - Laser Hendrix

10:00pm - Laser Daft Punk




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.


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

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


  • Dual-4K RSA Cosmos projection system
  • 5.1 surround sound system
  • 150 seating capacity
  • Fully accessible with ramps, companion seating, booster seats, and giant bean-bag chairs


  • 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!